School of Business Hosts High School Students for Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP)

By Margaret Shackell, July 5, 2022

Career Opportunities in Accounting

Summer is here, but we’re still working hard showcasing opportunities to students about careers in accounting.  Led by Margaret Shackell in conjunction with the New York State Society of CPAs, members across the campus of Ithaca College spent 3 days helping high school students understand the admissions process, financial aid, getting a job, and all the many career paths that exist in accounting.  We also thank local CPA firms Sciarabba Walker and Insero for hosting our students. Special thanks to the following IC faculty, staff, and alumni for their contributions (alphabetically):

  • Rachel Hardke Ash, Assistant Director Office of Conference and Event Services
  • Kayla Barrientos-Collins ‘22
  • Becca Blacksten, Tour Guide
  • Marie Blouin, Associate Professor Accounting and Business Law
  • Alka Bramhandkar, Interim Dean, School of Business
  • Brittany Burke ’18 MS Acct ‘19
  • Jonathan Chalmers, Career Engagement Specialist School of Business
  • Daniel Crook, Assistant to the Dean and Communications, Events, and External Relations Coordinator School of Business
  • Felicia Dimmick, Admission Service Associate
  • Lori Hulse, Associate Director Student Financial Services
  • Jessica Kowalewski Dietrich, Associate Director for Regional Recruitment Office of Admission
  • Elyse McMillen ’13 MS Acct ‘14
  • Lisa Searle, Associate Director Office of Admission
  • Margaret Shackell, Assistant Professor Accounting and Business Law
  • Bailey Shea, Tour Guide
  • Kari Smoker, Assistant Professor Accounting and Business Law
  • Kelly R. Stern, Director of Enrollment Marketing
  • Jenelle Whalon MS Acct ‘21
  • Rich Wong, Senior Assistant Director Office of Admission

The program is an important component of the New York State Society of CPAs' (NYSSCPA) efforts to recruit minorities into the accounting profession. The Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) program is open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, or sex.

*All high school students are eligible to apply, freshman through seniors, and they must live in New York State. Students who complete the program are eligible for up to $17,500 in scholarships from the NYSSCPA.

If you know a high school student who would be interested in this next year, please contact Margaret Shackell