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Echelon - A Summer Leadership Program

Many call it a “Summer Leadership Program”, but we call it Echelon. Echelon has been designed with acute attention to detail; therefore, selected candidates will exhibit that same excellence. Those selected will be exposed to a two-day program with our firm’s most carefully chosen class in classroom and team-building environments. This elite group will follow an itinerary that will guide them through personal development, interactions with staff at all levels, and Partner exposure. Additionally, they will receive best practices and industry knowledge, experience real-time scenarios through simulation, and learn the history of Rushton.

What it takes to be Echelon

Echelon is intended for rising students who are pursuing a degree in accounting while looking to start their careers and build solid relationships for the future. If that is you – we invite you to apply!  

Echelon Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • Majoring in Accounting (with the intention of pursuing a CPA or EA license)
  • Finishing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Major and overall minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Professor or a leader in the community letter of recommendation
  • Strong interest in public accounting
  • Active individual within the community, classroom, and campus
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

Application and Selection Process

Application process opens November 1st, 2023 and closes on April 17th, 2024. - Please reach out to Frankie Capparelli if you have any questions.

Students will be contacted between April 24th, 2024 and April 28th, 2024 regarding the status of their application. 

Chosen applicants will be notified the week of May 2nd 2024.

RSVP will close May 5th 2024 at 11:59 PM and will lose the privilege to be part of Echelon.

Echelon will be held on June 19th- 20th  2024.


Please email Frankie Capparelli at if you have any questions regarding Echelon.

Echelon 2024

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