The KCC Accounting Program receives valuable support from professional partners in numerous ways. Establishments such as manufacturers and CPA firms open doors to unveil their operations, and provide opportunities to tour facilities and experience the “real world” of accounting. Conversely, professionals visit our classrooms to share their knowledge and expertise from a business perspective.
Bringing expertise and insights to the forefront, industry partners and faculty gather several times annually to share best practices and industry trends. Relevant information gleaned from these discussions generates invaluable program and course enhancements. These advancements help ensure that the most relevant and up-to-date educational offerings are available for accounting students.
Connections with industry partners also generate job placements for temporary student internships or long-term graduate employment. Representation in professional accounting organizations such as the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants and the Hawaii Society of CPAs helps foster lasting connections between faculty, graduating students, and the community.