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Fmr. Gov. Paterson to Address Grads of FAE’s Minority Recruitment Program at Pace on June 27
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lois Whitehead, Public Relations Manager
NEW YORK, NY, June 11, 2012 - The Foundation of Accounting Education (FAE) of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and Pace University have scheduled the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) program with 21 high school juniors from 14 local high schools attending the 2011 residency program at Pace’s Pleasantville campus from June 23 to June 27.
Highlights of this year’s program, which is free of charge for the students, include a presentation by former Governor David Patterson and trips to the Securities & Exchange Commission, KPMG LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Deloitte LLP and GE Asset Management. Top CPAs will train students on teambuilding, networking, goal setting, interviewing, communication skills and resume writing.
Through its COAP Program, the FAE offers a learning experience targeted for a residency-based model, developed to expose promising minority high school students to accounting and business careers. Founded in 1987, COAP offers students a tailored curriculum and extensive opportunities to interact with successful minority role models and gain exposure to the corporate environment.
“This year’s program will expose our participants to accounting professionals in the private sector, government, not-for-profit and academic environments. It is an invaluable five-day program for helping students to make knowledgeable decisions on college selection and career choices when they return to their local high schools for their senior year,” said C. Daniel Stubbs, Jr., CPA, Pace BBA/MBA, director of the Master of Accountancy in Financial Accounting program at the Rutgers Business School and Co-Chair of the NYSSCPA Pace COAP Advisory Board.
All of the sessions are conducted by CPAs as well as other professionals in business and academia, some of whom are Pace University staff and alumni. The COAP students live on the Pace University - Pleasantville campus and tour the New York City and Westchester campuses during the program, giving them a first hand look at college life. The program provides an opportunity for students of diverse backgrounds to experience living on a college campus.
“The program is a great way for students to network with other students and professionals in the accounting, audit and finance industry. It also builds the skills required to be tomorrow’s leaders”, said Nadia Matthie, CPA, Senior Manager at KPMG LLP, a Pace COAP alumnus (1993) and Co-Chair of the Pace COAP Advisory Board.
The final banquet on June 27 will feature Kathy-Ann Edwards, a partner at the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and a 1993 graduate of the Lubin School of Business at Pace.
COAP programs will be held at nine other colleges and universities across the state this year. Over 2,700 students have graduated from COAP programs in New York State since the program’s introduction.
About the NYSSCPA
Representing more than 28,000 CPAs, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) is the oldest state accounting organization in the nation.
Incorporated in 1897, the Society is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to establish and maintain high standards of integrity, honor, and character among certified public accountants. Its members are CPAs working in public firms, industry, government and education in a state that serves as the home of Wall Street and major financial institutions.
The New York State Society of CPAs is located at 3 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. To learn more about the Society call 800-633-6320 or visit the Society’s website at www.nysscpa.org.