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.

EXPLORE Fact Sheet   2018/2019 EXPLORE Program Menu   Download the Application



Why should you apply to this free program?

    • You will build relationships that can lead to future internships and job opportunities.


    • You will learn about potential career paths and hear personal stories from professional mentors right here in St. Louis.


  • You will develop essential career-building skills that will help you succeed.

Upcoming 2018 – 2019 program dates:

Session 1 – February 5, 2019
Session 2 – March 8, 2019

Download the Application

Submit application via email to sparks@dapinclusive.org or mail to:
Steve Parks, 40 N. Rock Hill Rd, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Application must be RECEIVED two weeks prior to the first session

Contact Steve Parks, Director of Programs
at 314-246-3143 / sparks@dapinclusive.org