Illinois CPA Society Accepting Applications for Minority Student Program

CHICAGO, October 19, 2017 The Illinois CPA Society is seeking minority college students 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, 2018. This program prepares up to 25 African American and other minority students for accounting internships with access to training, resources and mentors. Additionally, all participants receive a $500 scholarship to help with educational expenses.

At the end of the program, students interview for a variety of paid internships with the following accounting firms: Crowe Horwath LLP, Deloitte LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, Grant Thornton LLP, KPMG LLP, PwC LLP, and Sikich LLP.

This program is funded by donations to the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois’ Mary T. Washington Wylie Opportunity Fund. Mary T. Washington Wylie was a trailblazer for minorities in the accounting profession. This program bearing her name advances diversity within the profession by building skills and presenting new opportunities for minority accounting students to be successful.

“When we see participants accepting internships and even full-time positions, it’s highly rewarding knowing that we’ve helped make those opportunities happen,” 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.”

Students interested in the program can apply at The application deadline is Friday, November 17, 2017. 



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