Four students from Prairie View A&M University are enjoying their summer sharpening their skills, engaging in entertaining social activities, and networking with several recruiting partners from Fortune 500 companies.

PVAMU juniors Dorothy Gordon, Jonathan Amos and Clarencia Weeks, and senior Ariel Walker, all accounting majors, were given the opportunity to compete at this summer’s National Association of Black Accountants convention in Phoenix, Arizona. Each student was selected by accounting firm KPMG, a professional service network, to participate in the competitive Case Study Competition.

One of nine universities contributing in the competition, the PVAMU group focused on American multinational Banking Corporation JPMorgan Chase & Co. By conducting extensive research, the students learned some of the company’s basic fundamentals, and received in depth insight on its accounting structure.

The group traded business cards with Fortune 500 companies, other competition participants from different institutions, and submitted resumes to companies such as Google, Coca-Cola, and accounting firms PWC, Earnest Young, and KPMG.

About Prairie View A&M University: Established in 1876, Prairie View A&M University is the second oldest state-sponsored institution of higher education in Texas, and provides equal educational opportunity to increasing numbers of persons from under-served populations.