Pittsburgh-area high school students attended Point Park’s Accounting Career Awareness program, held June 25-30. (Photos by Annie Brewer/Point Park University)

PITTSBURGH—Completing its fifth year, the Accounting Career Awareness Program at Point Park University continues to engage high school students in the accounting field through visits to public accounting firms, hands-on workshops and presentations from a variety of business professionals throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Amanda Dabbs with Point Park University told the New Pittsburgh Courier roughly 15 high school students, along with student volunteers from Point Park, attended the weeklong program. The program ran from June 25-June 30.

Part of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., ACAP’s goal is to increase understanding among high school students in underrepresented minority groups about the field of accounting and its career opportunities.

Edward Scott, C.P.A., M.B.A., Point Park’s George Rowland White Endowed Professor in Accounting and Finance, began ACAP at Point Park in 2013 and continues to lead the program each year with the help of several Point Park students from the Rowland School of Business.

In addition to accounting, students were exposed to entrepreneurial thinking, financial literacy, public speaking, networking, etiquette dining, living on a college campus and more during the six-day program.

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