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Kofa student accepted to UA Business Career Awareness summer program

Kofa High School Marisol Rios was accepted into the Business Career Awareness Summer Program at the University of Arizona. The program takes place from June 2-7, 2019.

"Being accepted into the program has been a hope of growth for my career,” Rios said. “It will allow me to put into practice what I have learned from my Business Management Program and give me the opportunity to network with other students that have the same career path and learn more in depth about Business and Accounting."

Rios takes business management at Kofa with instructor Alba Mazariegos. Marisol Rios

According to the UA website, Ernst & Young Global Limited has teamed with the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management School of Accountancy and the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship to provide students who are underrepresented in undergraduate accounting classes with an opportunity to explore the accounting field and become involved in the Eller Community. Participants will leave BCAP a successful candidate for the accounting industry.

Events for the weeklong program include: Introductory accounting, finance, and ethics classes; a case study competition; networking opportunities; book scholarships; site visits to the EY office in Phoenix; UA campus tour; formal dinner etiquette training; and a closing banquet and celebration.

Rios is the second student from Yuma Union High School District accepted to the program for 2019. Cibola High School’s Mayra Franquez Cota received an acceptance email last week as well.

Eric Patten