AICPA John Carey Scholars to Bring Unique Perspective to Field
Published November 23, 2013
Deanna White reports in Accounting WEB that recipients of AICPA's John L. Carey Scholarship are bringing a unique perspective to the accounting profession.
The John L. Carey Scholarship is a one-year, $5,000 scholarship specifically designed to assist students who have decided to make the transition from liberal arts and other nontraditional business backgrounds to pursue graduate accounting degrees and become CPAs.
One of this year's recipients, Heather Creech, a Master of Accounting student at the UNC - Chapel Hill, was originally a Spanish and education double major with the intention of becoming a Spanish teacher or professor.
Creech chose to focus on accounting as a profession because "The field appealed to me because of the opportunity provided in its integration with the larger business world. I also enjoy working in highly analytical, detail-oriented environments, which the accounting profession provides. Also, huge deciding factors were the varied career opportunities that are available to CPAs and the marketability of the profession in general."