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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 where 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 juniors, seniors and graduate program students who are pursuing a degree in accounting and are looking to commit to a highly prestigious firm, which will allow them to start their career directly after graduation. 

If you are a highly self-motivated individual that is inspired by professional growth, friendly work environment, ability to have a personal connection with your client and carving your path to be trained in specialized areas that interest you – we invite you to apply!  

Echelon Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • Majoring in Accounting (with the intention of pursuing a CPA license)
  • Finishing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Major and overall minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Professor 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, 2021 and closes April 15th, 2022. - APPLICATION PROCESS HAS ENDED. Please reach out to Frankie Capparelli if you have any questions.

Students will be contacted between April 25th, 2022 and April 29th, 2022 regarding the status of their application.

Official Echelon Invitations will be distributed the week of May 2nd 2022.

RSVP will close May 6th 2022 at 11:59 PM and will lose the privilege to be part of Echelon.

Echelon will be held on June 22nd  - 23rd , 2022.


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

Click here to download the below Echelon Flyer 2022