In April, Northeastern University and the Massachusetts Society of CPAs hosted a conference for high school students to introduce them to the Accounting Profession. Northeastern was the first “urban” college/university to host such an event. Over 60 students and their teachers attended from 10 area high schools. Professor Michael Cottrill served as host for the event. The program, Is Accounting for ME?, included coverage of the varied career opportunities, including public accounting, internal auditing, tax advisory services, financial reporting, and financial analysis. A very well respected panel of professionals from the public, private, and governmental sectors fielded questions from an enthusiastic audience. Professor Cottrill was the headliner for the conference. His “CSI NU” interactive presentation got the students working in teams, focusing on fraud detection and the importance of internal controls. After lunch, selected Northeastern students gave an overview of their college experience. The feedback was excellent. The students really enjoyed themselves and gave them an opportunity to come to Boston and Northeastern University. In fact, due to the overwhelming success, Northeastern has been asked to host the event this upcoming Spring. If you would like more information about the upcoming program with the Massachusetts Society of CPAs and Northeastern University’s Accounting Group, please contact Professor Cottrill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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