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NABA's Regional Student Conferences are its largest and most diverse event for students each year. The Regional Student Conferences bring together hundreds of professional and student members, academics, and corporate representatives. 

At the conferences, students can interview for internships and permanent positions, in addition to attending interactive sessions on topics such as: Developing Dynamic Interviewing Skills, Dress for Success, and Transitioning from College Student to Business Professional.  While the student conferences are primarily focused on career development and job placement, there are many opportunities for social networking as well.

Please click on the Regions to view the NABA Student Conference Information.

Student Conference 2014 Dates.

DATES

REGION

CITY

HOTEL

September 25 - 27, 2014

Southern

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

October 2 - 4, 2014

Central

Chicago, IL

Westin Chicago Northwest

October 9 - 11, 2014

Western - West Coast

Los Angeles, CA

Sheraton Gateway Hotel

October 9 - 12, 2014

Eastern

Bethesda, MD

Bethesda North Marriott

October 16 - 18, 2014

Western - Southwest

Dallas, TX

Westin DFW Airport Hotel





 

This summer, NABA also continued to offer the successful ACAP program, an innovative career development program designed specifi­cally for minority students who are entering their sophomore, junior and senior years in high school. Its primary objective is to increase the number of high school students from under-represented ethnic groups to attend college and major in ac­counting.

Concluding this summer, students went through a week-long summer campus residency program, where they had the opportunity to explore ca­reers in accounting, finance and business via a rigorous class and study schedule, college-level content, and valuable networking opportunities. ACAP® introduces minority high school students to accounting, finance, economics, technology and management while providing the foundation of financial literacy and the de­velopment of interpersonal skills. Prominent business leaders shared their knowledge, provided tips for success and discussed ed­ucational opportunities. Students experienced accounting first-hand through tours of local corporate sponsor offices. The program concluded with a celebratory event for students, parents, speakers, and corporate partners.

  

This fall will mark the launch of the third annual AFPI program.  AFPI is a two (2) and four (4) year high school program designed to provide inner-city youth with the opportunity to realize their full potential as future business leaders.  This program has increasingly challenging project levels designed to prepare at-risk inner city high school students for post-secondary education in the areas of accounting, business, and finance.

The primary goal of AFPI is to provide student participants with those specific tools needed to prepare for a post-secondary education in finance and accounting. Those tools include an introduction to the world of investing.

The High School Investment program is a significant component of the program, and is designed to enliven the approach to learning core academics, including math; and research has shown there is no better way to learn the importance of saving and investing.

This AFPI program component also teaches and reinforces the following essential skills and concepts:

  • Critical thinking
  • Decision-making
  • Cooperation and communication
  • Independent research
  • Saving and investing

Students use real internet research and news updates, making the simulation of investing an even better mirror of the real marketplace. While the competitive gameplay creates student excitement, the educational experience delivers the biggest impact.

Students who participate in the High School Investment program learn more than investing. As they progress, they learn core academic concepts and skills that can help them succeed in the classroom, and in life.

By participating in The High School Investment program, schools will find that attendance and dropout rates will be reduced. Students who participate in the program gain confidence and build self-esteem. They have fun and learn more effectively as they see how their classroom lessons apply to the real world.

NABA University is excited to share the progress of these programs, both new and established.  As we continue to work with regional leadership as well as the professional and student chapters, the NABA footprint will grow even larger and provide even more sustainable value for all of our members for years to come.  If you are not already involved with these programs, make sure you explore all of the available opportunities to enhance both your professional and personal development.


A Financial Literacy Partnership between NABA, Inc. and our Corporate Partners

NABA is an organization dedicated to improving the financial education in the African American and all communities, by providing basic financial tools that allow individuals to establish realistic goals and work towards achieving them.

Through NABA's partnership with its corporate partners, together we are expanding our reach to all persons in America concerned about managing their financial futures; while keeping an eye on their immediate needs during these tough economic conditions.

We are pleased to share the following resources as tools that may assist you in becoming more informed and savvy financial consumer.

Click here to read more.

NABA partnered with the AICPA in the development of Money Sense, utilizing the AICPA's 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy, (www.360financialliteracy.org), the CPA profession's national campaign that helps educate Americans on how financial issues affect them at the different stages of their lives, from childhood to retirement.