Two Borough of Manhattan Community College students were selected to participate in the 2015 Accounting Scholars Development Program (ASDP) held July 12 through July 18 at Howard University's School of Business in Washington D.C.
The Accounting Scholars Development Program, presented by the School of Accountancy at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, is designed for community college students in the African American, Latino and Native American communities who are interested in accounting.
Students from across the nation applied for the program, but only 18 were selected to attend. The two BMCC students were accounting majors Chaim Aaron Brandon Walters and Aderogba A. Salami.
“The students heard presentations and developed career relationships with professionals in nearly every area of accounting,” said Professor Sidney Askew, who also attended the program.
Askew said that in addition to traditional accounting areas such as taxation and auditing, the students learned about career opportunities in forensic accounting, government accounting and other specialties.
They also looked at comprehensive case studies, visited accounting firms and particpated in mock interviews and mock job interviews.
Walters attend Brooklyn College (CUNY) this fall and Salami plans to attend Baruch College (CUNY). Both students plan to obtain Certified Public Accountant licenses.