The five-day event provided students with the opportunity to learn about the accounting profession and featured lectures and presentations from USD faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the Beacom School of Business. Program attendees also had the opportunity to visit with representatives from local, regional and national employers, including Eide Baily, Daktronics, Deloitte, KPMG and the South Dakota Investment Council.

“The Summer Accounting Institute is a really fun time on campus when we get to welcome high school students and introduce them to the world of accounting in a fun and informative way,” said accounting instructor Erin Cornelsen. “We have current USD accounting students as camp counselors, which gives our attendees a great opportunity to ask questions and learn about accounting as a potential career path.”

The following students were awarded $500 scholarships for their outstanding enthusiasm and knowledge of the accounting profession:

  • Adam Allgrunn, Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Logan Anderson, Dell Rapids, South Dakota
  • Denis Gonzalez, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Trey Peterson, Sioux Center, Iowa

Attendees stay in USD dorms during the event, and enjoy social programs, as well as more formal learning sessions. Scholarships to the annual institute are available by contacting the Beacom School of Business at USD. High school sophomores and juniors interested in accounting or business are eligible to attend.

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