Welcome to the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) - Detroit Chapter Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) Home Page!
Are you a high school student or do you know any high school students who are interested in pursuing academic studies in Accounting, Finance or a business related field when they begin college? If so, ACAP is just the right program to help you make that career decision! We invite you to read further to learn more about ACAP and how you can apply to participate in the program.
What is ACAP?
ACAP is a trademark program owned by the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. and is currently held in 18 of the major cities across the country. ACAP is a 6-day summer residency program where students reside overnight (under direct supervision) on a college or university campus to attend technical sessions and panel discussions to learn about college majors and careers in accounting and finance. ACAP was formed after NABA recognized that there was a low percentage of African Americans pursuing college degrees in Accounting and working in the profession. NABA realized there was a need for a program that could be used to increase awareness of the profession.
NABA Detroit - ACAP program began in 2001 and has been held on University of Detroit Mercy (2001-2003), Oakland University (2004-2005) and Wayne State University (since 2006) campuses. ACAP is a selective program and students must meet certain requirements to be eligible to apply for the program. Students who are selected to attend ACAP will receive notification from the ACAP Selection Committee
Benefits of ACAP
There are educational and personal development benefits to attending the ACAP Program. Some of the benefits include:
- Attend technical sessions to learn more about Accounting and Finance as a course of study
- Meet and hear from a panel of Accounting and Finance professionals from metro Detroit accounting firms and corporations
- Participate in corporate visits and network with corporate executives
- Learn the requirements for becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the importance of having a CPA certification
- Network, make new friends and develop personal skills in a real-life college setting
- Join the ACAP Alumni Association to keep in contact with former ACAP students
ACAP Alumni Association
After spending one week on a college campus building relationships with professionals and even new friends, you are probably wondering, "What happens after I attend ACAP?" Due to the overwhelming participation of students attending ACAP, the Chapter has decided to create a networking group that would allow former ACAP students to continue those relationships they developed during the program. The ACAP Alumni Committee maintains a database of all students who attended prior year programs.
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All ACAP students who have successfully completed the program will be eligible to join the alumni association free of charge! Please send an e-mail to Sheila Brooks, ACAP Alumni Committee Chair if you are interested in receiving information about being involved in the ACAP Alumni Association.
Who is Eligible to Attend ACAP and How Do I Apply?
All high school students (currently enrolled in grades 9-12) interested in pursuing studies in Accounting, Business and/or Finance in college or want to learn more about the profession, and meet the application requirements are eligible to apply. Applications are reviewed by the ACAP Review Committee and students will be selected to attend the program based on specific criteria. Click on the icon below to download the current year ACAP Student Application.
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