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NEW PALTZ – APPLY FOR ~ FREE Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) with New York State Society of CPAs at SUNY New Paltz

May 20

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until June 1, 2019


Monday, June 24 – Thursday, June 27, 2019


For high schoolers going into 12th Grade*



COAP is a unique learning experience developed to expose promising underrepresented minority high school juniors to accounting and business careers. The program features successful minority role models and an introduction to the college campus. Most important, the program is designed to teach students about the breadth and depth of accounting as a career choice.


Sessions typically include:


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

– cost accounting

– forensic accounting

– basic accounting concepts

– technology in business and accounting

– Internet research

– business etiquette

– interviewing skills

– dressing for success

– public speaking

– networking

– college prep/financial aid

– resume writing


But it’s not just about course work, students are taken on field trips and given an opportunity to visit corporations, accounting firms, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies in order to gain exposure to the business world. In addition, recreational activities are incorporated into the program. At the conclusion of each program, a formal banquet is held which features a keynote speaker, and students are presented with awards and certificates. Often a COAP alum is asked to serve as the keynote speaker. Each of the student participants is given a role in the event and parents/guardians are invited to attend.


The COAP program provides participants with a unique introduction to the accounting profession. By attending sessions on campus 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. The tremendous majority of the participants leave with a sense of having been part of something special.



Commuter and residential options available



TO APPLY, fill out this application:



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SUNY New Paltz
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New Paltz, NY 12561 United States
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