Students from the region are encouraged to attend the five-day Institute, July 24-28. 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, including a field trip to a nationally-recognized public accounting firm and various regional businesses. Students will also have an opportunity to meet national, regional and local employers who hire USD accounting graduates. Additional activities will include presentations from faculty, educational videos and fun activities such as Frisbee golf, swimming, movies and more.

Sponsors of the Summer Accounting Institute in the past are Deloitte; Eide Bailly; KPMG; McGladrey & Pullen Certified Public Accountants; The South Dakota CPA Society; Ernst & Young; Daniel & Jennifer Meyer; Casey Peterson & Associates, Ltd.; Dereck & Deidre Budahl; Jones, Kramer & Haber, LLP; Daktronics; Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company; USD Beacom Opportunity Fund and Williams and Company, PC. Students participating in the 2011 Institute are also eligible for scholarships to attend the accounting program at the Beacom School of Business at USD.

Additional information about the 2011 Summer Accounting Institute, including registration forms, is available at . Cost to register is $75. Students may earn one college credit upon successful completion of the Institute. The deadline to register is April 15. For more, please contact Erin Cornelsen,, (605) 677-5499 or Lynne Roach,, (605) 677-5559.

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