Minority Summer Residency Program

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This program is a 4-day, 3-night intensive college residency program aimed at minority college students who are interested in pursuing career opportunities in accounting. The program is designed to increase awareness of the varied careers in accounting; teach basic accounting concepts; develop professional soft skills; and guide the student through the process of beginning a career in the accounting field.

Accounting and business applications will be explored through interactive classroom exercises, a firm site visit and a comprehensive case study where students apply concepts from all areas of accounting to which they are exposed during the week. Students will participate in an etiquette dinner and a presentation of their case solution. They will also get to experience campus living, learn about campus resources and visit a local attraction.

Dates: May 14-17, 2014
Location: University of South Florida
4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620

Eligibility Requirements

To attend, a student must:

  • Be a college student for the 2013-14 academic year interested in business, finance and accounting.
  • Have completed 30 hours of study
  • Provide nomination letter from one reference peferrably from a professor
  • Have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Be actively involved in campus and community activities
  • Have not attended a past workshop
  • Be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident (green card holder)
  • Be a Student Member of the FICPA

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to attend this event?
The application deadline is April 25, 2014. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Monday, May 2, 2014. Those accepted must submit a $50 registration fee online by Monday, May 9, 2014.

If I am graduating in spring/summer 2014, may I still attend the workshop?
Yes: this is an ideal program for recent graduates. This workshop benefits attendees by strengthening networking and communication skills to prepare workplace leaders.

If I have attended a past MSRP, may I attend again?
To enable as many students as possible to have this experience, students who have attended a previous workshop may not attend.

What if I have another obligation (class, work) at the same time as the workshop and still want to attend?
Students are required to attend the workshop for the full four days. The FICPA will provide your employer or teacher with information regarding the content and benefit of your participation in this program.

May I attend if I am already a CPA?
No, those persons who are already CPAs are not eligible to attend as participants.

How do I learn more about the Minority Summer Residency Program and other FICPA diversity programs?
Contact us with your inquiry and contact information.

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