High School Accounting Career Days

OSCPA's High School Accounting Career Day is a free virtual event hosted by CPAs from around the state. We will cover what it takes to become a CPA, how to navigate your accounting career path, and what an accounting degree can do to pave the way for a successful future. 

The four-session program will cover the what, when, where, and why every up-and-coming CPA wants to know. (To view the YouTube videos click the heading in each section below.) 

  • Learn about the many accounting career paths  
  • Hear about the type of work involved in each industry
  • Discover how an accounting degree can pave the way to a successful future
  • Hear from four accounting industry professionals  
  • Ask questions about the accounting profession  
  • Discover what a typical workday looks like
  • Learn about the skills needed to succeed in accounting
  • Find out how to stand out from the pack 
  • Hear about all the accounting opportunities  
  • Uncover the earning potential
  • Learn more about the CPA credential  
  • Learn what it's like to be an accounting major  
  • Understand how internships work  
  • Get advice from current accounting students on taking the next step  


How to attend

Accounting Career Day will be a virtual experience in 2022.

Please contact Rebecca Hixen with any questions on how to attend. 

"This day was awesome!" said Josh from Columbus who attended the High School Accounting Career Day at The Ohio State University's Ohio Union. "I was interested in business before, but now that I know what CPAs do, I definitely want to major in accounting. I want to be as successful as the speakers I met here today."

Hear from some other students about their Accounting Career Day experience:

Student Testimonial

The events reach college-bound high school students who have little knowledge about the breadth of career opportunities in the profession. Local CPAs share their path to accounting and offer insight into their careers. Students also have the opportunity to learn about the accounting program at the host university, meet faculty and experience the campus.

Hear what one teacher has to say about the program:

Teacher Testimonial

Get involved

If you're interested in getting involved in High School Accounting Career Days as a volunteer, speaker or as a host university, please contact Rebecca Hixen.