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Alfred University student chosen to attend Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop

Alfred University | 4/26/19

Jason Carrington, a senior accounting major at Alfred University, has been chosen to attend an exclusive workshop in Denver, CO, next month aimed at developing leadership and networking skills in students and preparing them for the Certified Public Accountants examination.


ALFRED, NY – Jason Carrington, a senior accounting major at Alfred University, has been chosen to attend an exclusive workshop in Denver, CO, next month aimed at developing leadership and networking skills in students and preparing them for the Certified Public Accountants examination.

Carrington, from Brooklyn, NY, will attend the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop, May 15-17 in Denver. The workshop is a three-day invitational program for minority college students of Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander ethnicity. It is designed to strengthen their professional and networking skills, while helping them to prepare for a career in accounting.

Carrington, who is Caribbean-American, will attend the event through a program offered by the AICPA Foundation, which for 25 years has sponsored the annual, all-expenses-paid leadership workshop for minority students anticipating a career in accounting. Only about 100 students from the United States and Puerto Rico are selected to attend the workshop.

According to the AICPA, the workshop “aims to strengthen students’ professional skills and understanding of the limitless possibilities and benefits of earning the CPA credential.”

Workshop attendees “will participate in learning sessions and panel discussions covering a wide array of topics such as developing leadership skills and passing the CPA exam. They will also have the opportunity to interact with CPA professionals who will share priceless knowledge regarding career opportunities in accounting and the value of networking.”

Carrington, a graduate of Erasmus High School, is active in the Accounting and Criminal Justice clubs at Alfred University. He is a member of the Pacioli Society, the honor society for accountancy.