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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.

Nebraska Council on Economic Education's 

Economics & Accounting Day at UNL


November 3, 2023 - Sponsored by the Nebraska Society of CPAs
Experience different areas of business and hands-on activities at the University of Nebraska College of Business in this one-day program.

UNO's Accounting Adventures Camp

July 24-28, 2023

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.

UNL's Discover Accounting Program

May 31-June 2, 2023

Are you a rising or graduating high school senior who enjoys math, solving problems, and helping people make good decisions? Take the first step toward finding your future career and apply for the free Discover Accounting pre-college program through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business. No prior coursework in accounting or business necessary.

CPAs:  You can nominate a student to attend by completing the nomination form.

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