Diversity Awareness Partnership

EXPLORE Accounting

According to research collected by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), there is a wide racial disparity within the accounting industry, which continues to widen at senior levels. For instance, CPAs that racially identify as Latina or Latino were projected to represent approximately 6% of the new accountants in the industry, but only represent about 2% of Partner positions across firms in the US.

Concerned by the wide racial disparities in the accounting industry, Diversity Awareness Partnership and PwC created the EXPLORE Accounting program that focus on connecting students of color to professional mentors and developing important skills to support an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce in our region.

 As the first company that DAP partnered with for our EXPLORE Programs, PwC has been a key leader across our EXPLORE Programs. The company provides mentors and activities that keep students excited about returning for another session. Looking to make their recruitment pool more diverse, PwC has extended internships to past EXPLORE participants and wants to continue to give students in the region these great opportunities.


Why should you apply for this program?

  • As a participant in this program, your resume may include that you were a Participant of the EXPLORE Accounting Program at PwC. This is a sure conversation starter when it comes to interviewing for internships during college.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to network and seek information about internships and shadowing experiences with PwC. Years from now, you could follow up with a mentor from the program and you never know where that could lead you!
  • Become exposed to present and future careers within the Accounting industry.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Stay tuned for 2017-2018 dates and application!


Contact Jennifer Dunn Stewart, EXPLORE Coordinator
at 314-246-7049 / jdunnstewart@dapstl.org