The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Office of Diversity & Community Relations

Haslam College of Business

AIM - Accounting and Information Managment Academy

Frequently Asked Questions

The Accounting and Information Management Department at the University of Tennessee is pleased to announce the acceptance of applications for the 2018 AIM Academy. The Program dates are July 28th – August 1st, 2018.

What is AIM Academy? The AIM Academy is a three-day residential program designed to introduce high school students from diverse backgrounds to the field of Accounting.

The program is designed to help students explore the dynamic world of accounting and careers in accounting. Students will have opportunities to interact with diverse professionals from business and government, as well as visit and observe them in their work environment.

What other activities will students be involved? Students will attend classes, visit a local accounting and industry firm and shadow the professionals, interact with business students from UT, and hear presentations from various professionals on campus (admissions, scholarship office, Office of Undergraduate Programs).

Who will teach the classes? The classes are led by faculty members from the Haslam College of Business Accounting and Information Management Department and area-wide accounting, business, and community leaders.

Who may apply? The AIM Academy is open to high school students from under-represented (i.e., Native American, African American, Asian American, and Hispanic) groups, first generation college students OR students currently eligible for free or reduced lunch. Students must be starting their junior year (current Sophomores) in the fall of 2018 and have a 3.0 GPA.

What is the cost? There is no cost to attend; however, there is a $20 seat reservation fee once selected for the program. All program fees will be covered for students selected to participate in the AIM Academy. This includes the cost of tuition, room and board, meals, books, and supplies.

What are the requirements to apply? Students must have an interest in accounting and business in general, but are not required to have completed business courses. Students must complete an application, provide a copy of high school transcript, submit a letter of recommendation, and show involvement in school, community, and/or church activities.

When is the deadline? The application must be postmarked by March 31, 2018. Students will be notified of their acceptance within three weeks of the deadline.

Where will students reside? Students are required to live in the residence hall at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus to help students become familiar with the on-campus living environment.

Who will supervise the students? Students will be supervised by University Faculty, Staff, Administrators, and trained college students.

How may applications be submitted? Click here to submit an online application.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact the Program Coordinator:

Destiny Sirivong
Coordinator for of Pre-Collegiate Programs
Haslam College of Business
University of Tennessee
330 Haslam Business Building
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-5632
Fax: (865) 974-1766

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