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Discover the exciting opportunities that await you through a career in accounting.  It's not all about math, like you might be thinking. The profession offers you many interesting options from which to choose! Whether you love sports, art, music, gaming, or something else, a degree in accounting can help you work in an industry related to wherever your passion lies.

Here are some of the reasons to consider a career in accounting:

  • With a labor shortage in the accounting field, you'll be in demand right out of college.
  • The flexibility to work remotely, if that's what you want.
  • The ability to support your community and help solve the financial problems it faces.
  • The skills to start your own business, if and when you're ready to take that step.

If you're a high school student, be sure to check out the hands-on experiences below to learn more about the opportunities in accounting.

UNL's Discover Accounting Program

May 29-31, 2024

At Discover Accounting, high school juniors and seniors can take the first step into finding their future career in accounting or business. Students explore opportunities in the accounting field, work on projects with current accounting students, and network with industry professionals during tours of local companies. 

CPAs:  You can nominate a student to attend by completing the nomination form before Monday, April 1, 2024. Once a student has been nominated, UNL will contact the student to complete an application. Requirements include:

  • Graduating high school in 2024 or 2025
  • Earned a minimum GPA of 3.0

UNO's Accounting Adventures Camp

June 24-28, 2024

The University of Nebraska at Omaha offers an Accounting Adventures Camp for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. Camp registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, although waitlists are available.

Nebraska Council on Economic Education's 

Economics & Accounting Day at UNL


2024 Date to Be Determined
Experience different areas of business and hands-on activities at the University of Nebraska College of Business in this one-day program.

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