Students from the region are encouraged to attend the four-day symposium, July 12-16. Under the direction of Angela Olson, MPA, CPA, an instructor of accounting and finance at USD, the Accounting Institute will address educational, career exploration, professional and social aspects of accounting, including a field trip to nationally known public accounting firm as well as various regional businesses. Students will also have an opportunity to meet national, regional and local employers who hire USD accounting graduates. Additional activities during the week include presentations from faculty, educational videos and fun activities, including sand volleyball, bowling, Frisbee golf, swimming, movies and more. Last year, numerous students from the Midwest attended the seminar, including several who were awarded scholarships to attend the accounting program at the USD Beacom School of Business. Sponsors included the Black Hills Corporation; Cargill; CEO Solutions, INC; Deloitte; Daktronics; Eide Bailly; Greenwood and Crim, P.C.; Kern, DeWenter, Viere, Ltd.; KPMG; McGladrey & Pullen Certified Public Accountants; Sanford Health; Schwan Financial Group, LLC; The South Dakota CPA Society; Steven D. Sikorski; and Williams and Company, PC.

More information about the 2009 Summer Accounting Institute, including registration forms, is available at: Cost to register is $75 ($50 will be refunded to the participant upon arrival). The first 30 students to register for the 2009 Summer Accounting Institute will receive a gift. The first 30 teachers or guidance counselors listed as references from students will also receive a gift. Deadline to register is Friday, May 15. For additional information please contact Angela Olson via email at or via phone at 605-677-5499.

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