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The Illinois CPA Society is Now Seeking Qualified Applicants to apply for scholarship

Career-building Opportunities Await Minority Accounting Students!

The Illinois CPA Society is seeking minority college students who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors interested in accounting to apply for the Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program.

This highly competitive and all-expenses paid program will be held January 3-5, 2019. This program prepares up to 25 racially/ethnically diverse students for entry-level positions with access to practical training, resources, and potential future employers. Highlights from the agenda include resume advice and interview coaching from recruiters and volunteer experts.

Additionally, all participants receive a $500 scholarship, business cards, a professional headshot, and a LinkedIn profile. At the end of the program, participating employers conduct onsite interviews with the students for a variety of opportunities, including Abbott Laboratories, Crowe LLP, Deloitte LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, Grant Thornton LLP, KPMG LLP, PwC LLP, and Sikich LLP.

“When our scholars end up receiving internships and even full-time job offers, it’s highly rewarding to know that we’ve helped brighten their futures,” said Kari Natale, Director, CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois. “Not only do students leave motivated to succeed, but we see them become more confident and better prepared than they ever imagined.”

This program is funded by donations to the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois’ Mary T. Washington Wylie Opportunity Fund, which honors Mrs. Washington Wylie’s legacy by offering opportunities that promote diversity and strengthen the accounting profession.

Students interested in the program can apply at The application deadline is Friday, November 16, 2018.

About the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois

 The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1998 by Illinois CPA Society members. The Fund was created to ensure ongoing funding for scholarship and outreach programs. The programs are geared toward encouraging individuals to choose accounting as a career choice and achieve the CPA credential.

 About the Illinois CPA Society

 The Illinois CPA Society, with more than 25,500 members, is one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation. Our mission is dedicated to enhancing the value of the CPA profession through the strategic initiatives of advocacy, information, education and connections.

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