Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)
The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) was created to provide minority high school students with early exposure to career opportunities within the business and accounting professions. The primary objective of ACAP is to increase the number of minority students pursuing careers in accounting and related business areas.
ACAP began in 1980 when NABA recognized the need for a program that would direct African-Americans and other minorities towards the accounting profession. Recognizing that preparation for a professional career begins in the junior and senior years of high school, NABA designed a one-week residency program where students have the opportunity to attend classes on careers in accounting and business, personal development and college preparation.
ACAP – Chicago was founded in 2005 to increase the understanding of accounting and business career opportunities among high school minority youth in Chicagoland school systems. Since a particularly small percentage of African Americans, Hispanic and Native Americans are currently pursuing those career paths the program emphasizes recruiting students from these and other minority backgrounds. Students are selected based on a variety of factors, including high school counselor recommendations and student applications.
ACAP – Chicago is a summer residency program giving students the opportunity to reside in dorms at a local sponsoring college campus for five days and attend classes on accounting and college preparation. Classroom topics are enhanced through team building activities, professional office tours, field trips and other activities.
The 2012 NABA Chicago ACAP Program will be held at UIC from 7/15 – 7/19 and the awards ceremony will take place on 7/19.
Click HERE to view the 2012 ACAP agenda
Click HERE for more details and to download the 2012 NABA Chicago ACAP Application