Accounting Career Awareness Program
Since 1996, ACAP-Ohio has provided high school students with the opportunity to explore careers options in accounting and business. In June 2011, Fisher hosted 43 students who took part in the one-week program, which included college preparatory workshops, team building exercises, networking events, tours of area companies, and even golf lessons.At the end of the week, seven students received $500 college scholarships.

“ACAP-Ohio is considered one of the longest standing and most successful ACAP programs in the United States,” said David Harrison, director of Fisher’s Office of Minority Student Services. “Thanks to the recommendation from Greta Russell, our current Ohio State Controller, we were able to bring this pre-collegiate program to our campus many years ago. Greta encouraged me to write the grant requesting funding support for a Fisher graduate student to coordinate the program on our campus.

“Because of Greta’s support, we have been able to fund 12 graduate students and impact the lives of almost 600 high school minority students and their parents.”

ACAP-Ohio not only teaches the basics of accounting, but also introduces topics ranging from business management to computer technology. The free program, one of 17 ACAP programs in the nation, is presented by the National Association of Black Accountants and The Ohio Society of CPAs in conjunction with Fisher.

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ACAP-Ohio Fast Facts

  • Almost 100 percent of respondents to a survey of program alumni have gone to college or plan to attend college after high school
  • 76 percent of respondents say ACAP influenced their choice of major

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