Access to firms
Because of the special relationship Beta Alpha Psi has with employers, membership in provides unique and exclusive access to firms, both furthering your outside-the-classroom education and providing excellent networking opportunities. Through Professional Meetings and Professional Trips, members and pledges can meet with firms earlier and more frequently, increasing their visibility to recruiters and connections with professionals.
Events are meant to expose members to both public accounting and corporate accounting. Therefore, BAP seeks not only to facilitate students' connections with possible future employers, but also to expose members and pledges to the information essential in choosing the accounting path for them.
Members and pledges participate in a plethora of service projects and events in the Madison area and within UW-Madison, donating 100s of hours in total per semester. Recent examples include:
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Peer tutoring of fellow accounting students
Campus-wide cleanup efforts
Events at the Madison Children's Museum
In particular, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provides students with a chance to hone customer service skills while implementing topics learned in and out of the classroom—for a good cause.
Beta Alpha Psi offers many excellent ways to get leaderships experience, including being Board of Directors and leading or being a part of a Committee. Listed below are the board positions.
Director of National Records
Director of Correspondence
Director of Member Relations
Director of Information Systems
Pledge Co-Chairs (2)
Community Service Chair
Accounting Awareness Chair
Beta Alpha Psi members consistently attest to the strong bonds made within the organization, whether it is through social events, professional meetings, service events, or professional trips. Our organization provides a multiplicity of unique opportunities to meet and grow with fellow accounting students at UW-Madison.