The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School and its Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) program is thrilled to announce our partnership with the Ernst & Young Foundation to create the EY Accounting Ambassadors Program.
As an under-represented student succeeding in our #1-ranked MPA program, you can become an important ambassador in our efforts to make accounting attractive, welcoming and successful for more African-American and Latino students at UT.
We want to support this effort, with your advice and participation. Here’s what’s involved:
EY Accounting Ambassadors will enjoy the opportunity to:
- Convene regularly for fellowship, professional development, academic support, with food, of course!
- Join EY professionals each semester for a special lunch or dinner to establish mentor relationships with working professionals.
- Recruit and welcome new students. Ideas: Attend an orientation reception for under-represented students enrolled in ACC 311 in the fall. Serve as a mentor to a group of sophomore students throughout the semester..
- Have membership dues reimbursed to one professional association such as NABA or ALPFA.
- Eligibility. Due to the competitive nature of the MPA program, all under-represented students in good standing are welcome to apply to be an EY Ambassador.
Opportunities for financial support:
EY Ambassador Incentive Awards
Ernst & Young Foundation Scholarships
- To encourage success in key accounting classes, high-achieving Ambassadors have the opportunity to apply for financial awards funded by a portion of the EY gift.
- Another incentive, an award also funded by a portion of the EY gift, is available to help subsidize conference travel for eligible Ambassadors.
- The scholarships will be used to help recruit the best and the brightest to the school and the program.