Students from the region are encouraged to attend the five-day Institute, which is July 12-16. Under the direction of Erin Cornelsen, M.P.A., an accounting instructor at USD, the Accounting Institute will address educational, career exploration, and professional opportunities in accounting. Activities include field trip to a nationally-recognized public accounting firm and various regional businesses. Additional activities include faculty presentations, educational videos and fun events such as bowling, swimming, movies and more. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet national, regional and local employers who hire USD accounting graduates. Students attending the Institute are also eligible for scholarships to attend the accounting program at the Beacom School of Business.

The Institute allows students the opportunity to explore USD’s AACSB accredited business school. The school is one of only five percent of business schools worldwide to achieve AACSB accreditation, the highest distinction business schools can receive. USD’s accounting graduate placement rate is approximately 96 percent (within 3 months of graduation).

Past sponsors of the Summer Accounting Institute are Deloitte;Eide Bailly,KPMG,McGladrey & Pullen Certified Public Accountants,The South Dakota CPA Society,Ernst & Young, Daniel Meyer,Casey Peterson & Associates, Ltd., , Jones, Kramer & Haber, LLP,USD Beacom Opportunity Fund,Ketel Thorstenson, LLP, Daktronics,South Dakota Investment Council, Williams and Company, PC, Brandt, Solomon, and Anderson LLP, and Steven Sikorski.

For more information about the 2015 Summer Accounting Institute or to download a registration form, please go to Cost to register is $75; however, the registration fee is waived for students who are ranked in the top 10 percent of their class. These students need to include a letter from their high school principal or guidance counselor to verify their class ranking. Students can also earn one college credit upon successful completion of the Institute. The deadline to register is May 15. For more, please contact Cornelsen at, (605) 677-5499 or Lynne Roach,, (605) 677-5559.

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