High School Students from Summer Accounting Institute

Summer Accounting Institute

High school students interested in accounting are encouraged to attend USD's Summer Accounting Institute.

2023 Summer Accounting Institute Dates: July 9-13

Registration Deadline: May 26
Cost: $100

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This event will be in-person and on-campus. For questions or more information about the Summer Accounting Institute, please email Emma.Groninger@usd.edu

Education & Exploration

Explore the field of accounting with peers and mentors! Learn more about accounting careers from USD faculty and staff and network with professionals in the region.

Why You Should Attend

  • Receive one general college credit from USD.
  • Meet fellow students from other high schools and create lasting friendships.
  • Explore the field of accounting
  • Tour companies & speak with leaders in Sioux Falls
  • Engage in fun activities such as movie at the Vermillion theater and games at the USD Esports Arena

Sunday – July 9
4:30-5:30 pm                Participants Arrive and Check-In Coyote Village
5:30-6:15 pm                Welcome Dinner for Participants Beacom Atrium
6:15-6:30 pm                Welcome Speech – Beacom Atrium
6:30-7:30 pm                Accounting firm Panel Discussion – Beacom Hall Rm 133
7:30-7:45 pm                Dorm meetings Coyote Village
7:45–9:30 pm               Participant Social (games, food, etc.) – Coyote Village

Monday – July 10
7:15-7:45 am                 Breakfast – Muenster University Center
8:00–10:30 am              Analytics Projects Ellis Lab
10:30–11:30pm             Company 1 Speaker – Beacom Hall Rm 128
11:30-12:15 pm             Lunch - Muenster University Center
12:15–1:30 pm              Accounting Project – Beacom Hall Rm 128
1:45-3:00 pm                Music Museum Tour – National Music Museum
3:15-4:45pm                 Accounting Project – Beacom Hall Rm 128
5:00–5:45 pm                Dinner – Mexico Viejo
6:00–8:30 pm                Accounting Game – Business School Atrium

Tuesday – July 11
7:15-7:45 am                 Breakfast – Muenster University Center
8:00–10:30 am              Accounting Project – Beacom Hall Rm 128
10:30-11:30 am             Company 2 Speaker - Ellis Lab
11:30-12:15 pm             Lunch - Muenster University Center
12:30-1:15 pm               Wells Fargo Scandal Presentation – Beacom Hall Rm 128
1:15-4:00pm                  Accounting Project / Group Activities – Beacom Hall Rm 128
4:15-5:15 pm                 USD Wellness Center – USD Wellness Center
5:15–6:30 pm                Dinner – Pizza Ranch
6:45–9:00 pm                Movie Night – Vermillion Movie Theater

Wednesday – July 12
7:15-7:45 am                 Breakfast - Muenster University Center
8:30–9:45 am                Commute to Sioux Falls for Field Trip
9:45–11:15 am              Company 1 - TBD
11:30–12:30 pm            Lunch – USD Sioux Falls
12:45–2:00 pm              Company 2 - TBD
2:15–3:45 pm                Company 3 - TBD
4:00–6:00 pm                Thunder Road
6:00–7:00 pm                Dinner at Thunder Road
7:00–8:15 pm                Commute back to Vermillion

Thursday – July 13
7:15-7:45 am                 Breakfast – Muenster University Center
8:00-9:00 am                 Finalize Group Project – Ellis Lab
9:00-9:30 am                 Pictures – Ellis Lab
9:30–10:15 am              Presentation by Beacom School of Business – Beacom
10:15–11:00 am            Presentation by USD Admissions – Beacom
11:00-12:30 pm             Luncheon and Awards Presentation – Neuharth Center
12:30–1:00 pm              Checkout of Dorms - Coyote Village
1:00–2:00 pm                Campus Tour (Optional)

Students will be housed in air-conditioned residence halls located on USD’s campus at Coyote Village. Students may check into their rooms after completing camp registration and will be allowed to stay in the residence halls through Friday afternoon. Cell phones are permitted but may not be used in class. Meals are provided beginning with dinner on Sunday evening at Beacom Hall in the atrium and continuing through lunch on Thursday. Students living in or near Vermillion have the option of attending camp as commuters.

Students staying on campus should bring:

  • Sheets (XL Twin)
  • Blankets
  • Pillow
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Alarm clock
  • Jacket
  • Walking shoes

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