University of Kentucky to Offer Summer Accounting Career Awareness Program

This summer, high school students can learn from professional accountants, faculty and University of Kentucky students about opportunities and careers in accounting and finance through a free four-day summer residency camp July 29-Aug. 2.

The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) is presented at UK for the first time this year by the National Association of Black Accountants and the Gatton College of Business and Economics Von Allmen School of Accountancy. A key program goal is to increase the number of underrepresented groups in the accounting profession.

ACAP allows students to peek inside the world of accounting through corporate and CPA firm site visits as well as multiple networking opportunities with accounting professionals and UK accounting faculty members. In addition to learning about accounting careers, this camp prepares students for the working world through workshops on interviewing, resume writing and communication etiquette. ACAP also provides high school students the opportunity to network, make new friends and develop interpersonal skills in a real-life college setting.

The program is open to high school students at any level, and underrepresented minority students are especially encouraged to apply.

To find out more about ACAP and to apply, visit