PICPA - Programs and Contests

Programs and Contests - High School

PICPA offers students many chances to get involved in the CPA Community. Be active in a PICPA program and you can be rewarded for outstanding academic performance. Participants are among the finest young talent in the state of Pennsylvania. Don't miss out on winning cash prizes, having lots of fun, and building your resume. Check them out today!

High School Essay Contest

This annual contest challenges high school students to write essays about current events related to the business environment. Students can win up to $1,000! Cash awards vary by chapter. 

Congratulations to the 2013 High School Essay Contest Winners!

2014 online submissions now closed. Check back for winners in May.

Greater Philadelphia Chapter
Reading Chapter

Accounting Career Day

Formerly Passport to Opportunity

Every year, local PICPA chapters host Accounting Career Day programs across the state. The program is a one day event that invites students to learn about the diverse career paths in accounting first hand from local CPAs.

The 2012 programs were a huge success thanks the planning efforts of the chapter schools and colleges committees. In October and November members spoke to 1,155 high school students from 62 high schools at 9 programs across the state. 

High School Programs

Each year PICPA tours colleges across the state to provide free Accounting Career Day programs for high school students. At these programs, stduents learn more about diverse career opportunities in the accounting profession and the advantages of the CPA designation.