Haworth College of Business News

High school students learn about careers in accounting

Over 100 area high school students explored careers in accounting at the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants’ High School Leader’s Conference in October at the Fetzer Center on the campus of Western Michigan University.

The Haworth College of Business and MCAPA hosted the event as a chance to motivate high school juniors and seniors to consider a career in accounting. The half-day conference included presentations and hands-on exercises highlighting various aspects of accounting to get students excited about their future and careers asĀ  certified public accountants.

“A career in accounting offers exceptional opportunities and great compensation,” says Dr. Ola Smith, associate professor of accountancy. “We like to make the students aware of the limitless possibilities.”

As part of the event, students majoring in accountancy participated in a panel discussion.

The 2011-2012 school year marks the Association’s tenth year hosting these fun and inspiring events at colleges throughout the state. Support for the statewide program is made possible through the MACPA, The National Association of Black Accountants, Deloitte, Ernest & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Plante & Moran.