pioneerblog-aspiringcpasLast month, the Daniels School of Business demonstrated its dedication to building a bright future and a strong community, and not exclusively within the student population of DU. Together with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA), the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver sponsored the five-day Accounting Scholars Development Program, which helped its young participants to pursue their aspirations toward careers in accountancy.

The program, which took place in early August of 2011, was available to members of the African American, Hispanic, and Native American communities. The 35 students who attended were selected for their academic success (GPA of 3.0 or above), their campus and community involvement, and their interest in accountancy.

Mock interviews, academic advising, a firm site visit, and presentations of case solutions were among the intensive college programming that kept the students busy for the duration of the program. Students were also guided through career options, as well as the process of transferring to institutions where they could work toward their CPA license.

The inspirational closing session confirmed that this dynamic, impactful program invigorated both student and staff participants. The Daniels School of Business hopes for more such opportunities to support academic excellence and foster a sense of community and inclusion. Many thanks to the team of staff and students who made this program such a great success!