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Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the Moynihan Scholarship Fund (MSF), sponsor the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) program with colleges across the state. Approximately 250 students are accepted into the program each year. The program is free to students.

COAP introduces promising underrepresented high school juniors to accounting and business careers. The program features successful role models and an introduction to college life.

This year’s program is all new! Since colleges are holding classes online because of the coronavirus, the COAP program is moving online, too.

Your virtual sessions may include:

  • an accounting profession overview (panel discussion may include a representative from a CPA firm, industry, education, young CPA and a college student)

  • forensic accounting

  • basic accounting concepts

  • business etiquette

  • interviewing skills

  • public speaking

  • networking

  • college prep/financial aid

  • resume writing

The Program

It’s not just about course work. Students hear from professionals in corporations, accounting firms, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to gain valuable exposure to the business world.

By attending sessions online and interacting with students from other schools who share similar interests and career goals, COAP also provides an idea of what the college experience will be like. COAP participants report a sense of having been part of something special.

Click here for information about programs in your area.