Summer residency programs get key financial support from Deloitte

Athens, Ga. – The Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia announced that Deloitte LLP has committed to provide financial support to the Terry Accounting Residency Program, a summer program hosted at UGA for high school students interested in studying business and accounting.

Deloitte, the largest professional services organization in the U.S., has pledged $100,000 in support of the accounting program and a second summer program called the Terry Business Academy. Both programs will be offered in two summer sessions, introducing up to 150 outstanding high school students to coursework and career options in accounting and business, while sampling campus life at UGA.

Deloitte’s investment in the program is a part of the firm’s multimillion-dollar national commitment to help prepare all students for college and career success.

With Deloitte’s involvement, this year marks the first time both summer programs will be offered free of charge to participants.

“Deloitte’s support is a game-changer in terms of the value high school students will take from the Terry Business Academy and the Terry Accounting Residency Program,” said Randy Groomes, who directs the summer programs. “Spending time on our campus will open participants’ eyes to career options they may want to pursue, and we hope it helps them prepare for the demands and expectations of higher education and the job market after college.”

The deadline to apply for either program is Friday, March 30, 2012.

The summer residency application form is only available online. Selection is a competitive process, Groomes said. All applications will be reviewed based on the quality of the students’ essays, interests, demonstrated leadership ability and academic transcript.

Both programs are open to rising high school juniors and senior and high school graduates who plan to enter UGA in the fall of 2012.

The Terry Business Academy is an intensive one-week residential program. Students will learn about different business majors and career paths and work in teams on developing and presenting a business plan. The week also includes site visits to the headquarters of leading corporations and innovative companies and scheduled social events. The academy is scheduled for June 3-9 and June 24-30.

The Terry Accounting Residency Program is a four-day program with a targeted focus on the accounting profession. It exposes students to the basics of accounting, as well as career prospects with regional and national accounting firms and related fields. The program also introduces some job-skill fundamentals, like resume writing, business etiquette and workplace ethics. This summer, the accounting program is offered June 17-20 and July 8-11.