CPA Day of Service
In 2012, then NC Governor Bev Purdue, signed a proclamation officially declaring September 21st, as CPA Day of Service. This event has taken place every year since on a Friday in September. Jenkins MAC students have been involved each year as well and have partnered with the NCACPA to help with various events in the Raleigh area.
This year, students partnered with Grant Thornton and helped at various locations on and off campus. In 2016, the program partnered with the NC State Sustainability Office to help clean up Lake Raleigh. Read more.
NC State Campus
Full time MAC students are eligible for free football tickets, gym access, intramurals, the arts and so much more. They truly enjoy life outside the classroom. Take advantage of the NC State resources and enjoy being a student!
The MAC Student Organization is a student run group that represents MAC students to the University Graduate Association. These student leaders help organize social activities, community service events and are responsible for heading up the Give Back to the MAC campaign at the end of the school year.
Students are able to engage with the community through their courses in the MAC Program. Practicums allow for interaction with executives of local and national companies. Guest speakers in class provide a chance to hear directly what is going on in the industry and an opportunity to connect on a more personal level.
Each year MAC students that have entered the program with a job offer participate in a variety of financial literacy activities. These opportunities give them the chance to share their knowledge with the community and campus and shows them that giving back is important now and once they start their career.
The MAC Program has partnered with Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina for several years. MAC students visit nearby schools and teach children everything from how to save money to how to balance a checkbook. Students can volunteer for a few days over the semester or decide to participate in the JA in a Day program and spend a day in a classroom. Several accounting firms in the area have employees that are JA volunteers so students can continue to give back after graduation.
NC State – Dollars & Sense
Dollars and Sense at NC State is a financial wellness program committed to educating NC State students, faculty and staff on managing finances and addressing financial concerns unique to college life. The program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain lifelong financial wellness.
MAC students volunteer to be peer financial coaches as part of the Dollars & Sense program. Undergraduate students sign up to meet with a coach one on one to go over financial topics that are important to them. The session is run by the MAC student and can cover anything from saving and budgeting to how to finance a car after graduation.
The North Carolina Association of CPAs has been a longtime supporter of the MAC Program. Representatives from the association speak to students at orientation and encourage them to become student members and to start networking with their professional members early. For the Fall 2017 semester, students will help support the TRIO program and have the chance to create their own financial literacy materials and work on their public speaking skills as they present to a group of their choice.