Forty-two minority high school students from across Ohio recently spent a week on campus as part of the Accounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP-Ohio) at Fisher College of Business. The residency program provides minority students an opportunity to explore careers in accounting and business.

In 21 years of existence, 842 high school students have participated in the ACAP-Ohio program. This year’s class marked the 20th cohort of students to attend the program at Ohio State. Students explored varieties of accounting fields, learned career management skills such as résumé writing, networking and interviewing, heard from a number of influential speakers and participated in a college fair.

“ACAP-Ohio represents a unique opportunity for the best and brightest minority high school students from throughout Ohio to experience what an accounting and business education at Fisher is all about,” said Trish Jefferson, director of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment at Fisher.

ACAP-Ohio is presented by The Ohio Society of CPAs, The Ohio CPA Foundation, the Columbus Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants and Fisher’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services (ODISS) in conjunction with the Department of Accounting and MIS.

2016 ACAP-Ohio Program at Fisher

“For 20 years, Fisher College of Business has proudly served as an ACAP-Ohio partner to connect high school students with enriching experiences in accounting and business here at Ohio State,” said David Harrison, director of the Fisher’s ODISS. “Every year I am amazed by the quality of the students who attend ACAP-Ohio and by those who choose to continue their education at Fisher. We are grateful to all the partners who have helped make this a program a success for these future leaders.”

The annual program provided a number of students with unique insights into careers in accounting and business and showcased Fisher College of Business and The Ohio State University as a destination for a premier business education.