Over the past week, 70 high school students from across the state of Tennessee learned about business and the accounting profession through their participation in the seventh annual Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) Accounting Academy.
Hosted for the second consecutive year at Belmont University, the free, four-day program exposes students to the dynamic career opportunities in accounting. This year, students participated in an interactive team project, learned from presentations by successful business leaders and Belmont faculty and visited several area businesses, including Deloitte & Touche, Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, HCA, Gaylord Entertainment, the Tennessee Titans Practice Facility, Curb Records and the historic RCA Studio B.
Dr. Pat Raines, Dean of the College of Business Administration, said, “The Accounting Academy partnership between Belmont and the TSCPA is a great fit because we are able to introduce students to accounting professors that have experience in the industry and knowledge of careers in the accounting profession. Plus, we build a lot of fun into our interactive teaching methods.”
Dr. Del DeVries, assistant professor of accounting and program director for this year’s camp, added, “The on-site visits to companies and accounting firms gave students an unforgettable experience. Students commented that they never imagined that accounting touched so many parts of business operations or that accounting could be so interesting! It has been exciting to engage some of the best and brightest students from across Tennessee on our Belmont University campus and in Nashville.”