Student Organizations and Activities
The Accounting Society
Of particular interest to accounting and taxation majors is the Accounting Society. The purpose of the Accounting Society is to give students the opportunity to learn about the career possibilities in public and private accounting and in the government and teaching sectors. The society focuses on up-to-date accounting topics and combines input from students and company representatives. It sponsors events such as visitations to accounting firms, student?faculty?alumni receptions (with representatives and recruiters from major firms), the Spring Semester Speaker Series in which authorities discuss accounting and tax related topics, and panels such as "Career Month Plus" (with NYU's Office of Career Development) and "Careers in the Small-to Medium-Sized Firms." Other services include providing an informal channel of information and advice on course selection and careers and maintaining a library on accounting careers and specific firms. To learn more about the Accounting Society, please visit the website at http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~accsoc/.
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is a National Honorary Accounting Fraternity for students who have proven academic excellence in accounting. BAP's purpose is to prepare accounting students to participate in the professional business environment by providing exposure to current accounting issues, technical applications, and professional and social activities. Its goals are to provide members with the most up-to-date information in the various areas affecting their careers and encourage a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility. Obtaining such knowledge makes BAP members more marketable and valuable in the business community.
BAP plans many events during the school year. For example, BAP sponsors events such as "The Corporate Mingle" with students, faculty, and recruiters from the Big Five and other major firms and companies; Speaker Events, emphasizing current accounting issues including "Ethics in the Workplace" and "Mergers and Acquisitions;" and a mentoring program. Other programs include Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), which provides free tax filing assistance to the general public, and resume and interview workshops.
BAP is looking for members who will actively participate in the fraternity's activities, both professional and social. Its past success is directly tied to the degree of commitment demonstrated by members and pledges. To distinguish those who add value to the fraternity, BAP recognizes five groups of awards: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Active Participant Awards.
Please visit BAP's web page at http://www.stern.nyu.edu/~bap You can also e-mail BAP at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or pick up a membership application in the Accounting Department, KMC, 44 West 4th Street, Suite 10-180.