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Nearly 300 high school students attending CPA event

Feb. 21, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Nearly 300 area high school students will explore careers in accounting with faculty and professionals from the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants Friday, Feb. 22, on the campus of Western Michigan University.

The event at WMU's Fetzer Center is co-sponsored by the WMU Department of Accountancy and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. It will outline for area juniors and seniors what the profession entails and include hands-on activities for the students and a session on saving money effectively.

"The students learn the requirements and rewards of our profession, including the exceptional career opportunities and great compensation," says Dr. Ola Smith, WMU associate professor of accountancy and the coordinator of this year's event. "We want to make sure these students are aware of the limitless possibilities."

For more information, contact Dr. Ola Smith at (369) 387-5211.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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