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MICPA to Hold High School Leadership Conference at Western Michigan University to Highlight Accounting Careers

by MICPA | Feb 29, 2016   ()

High school students will get a chance to learn about the interesting and varied careers in accounting at a leadership conference at Western Michigan University.

The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants will hold the event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 at Fetzer Center.  So far, students from 10 school systems plan to attend.

Since 2001, MICPA High School Leaders Conferences have brought together students and professionals to help young people see the benefits of having a CPA credential. Students at this conference are slated to learn about everything from forensic accounting to techniques for interviews and writing resumes.

“Education is important to MICPA and its members, and events such as these, where we are able to reach young people as they consider their careers, are especially beneficial,” said Dan Zittnan, CPA and managing partner for Grant Thornton. “Letting students hear from and talk with practitioners helps them see the wide opportunities available to them as CPAs.”

Besides hearing about careers in accounting, the students also will hear from college students about the transition from high school to higher education.

The MICPA holds High School Leaders Conferences each year at Oakland University, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University. The Oakland University event drew more than 240 students and teachers from 16 high schools across southeast Michigan.

Source: MICPA
Source: MICPA

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