Video: Minority HS Students Explore Accounting with 4-Day UAlbany Program
Thirty-four area minority high school students explored career opportunities in accounting at the University at Albany campus. The four-day Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) program was offered by the Foundation for Accounting Education of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the UAlbany School of Business to high school juniors from Catholic Central, Albany, Ballston Spa, Bethlehem Central, Bishop Maginn, Colonie, Lansingburgh, Schenectady, Shaker, Shenendehowa and Troy high schools. The COAP program aims to reverse the trend of minorities avoiding the accounting professions. It offers students opportunities to interact with successful minority role models and gain exposure to the corporate environment. Highlights of the program included a site visit to the Albany-based tax accounting firm of UAlbany alumnus Russell Parker.