Beta Alpha Psi Gathering attracts Students & Faculty
Beta Alpha Psi's annual meeting featured opportunities for performing community service, attending meetings, getting to know students and faculty from other schools, visiting with exhibitors, and a chance to win $200 from AccountingWEB!
The BAP meeting was attended by nearly 1,000 students, many of whom converged on Washington, D.C. on Thursday, August 10, for a day of community service. Projects included assisting at a homeless shelter, working with senior citizens, and helping out at the National Zoo.
Meetings began in earnest on Friday, August 11, when participants received a hint of the future of the accounting profession in a talk given by Robert Elliott, chairman of the AICPA.
Additional meetings included tips for passing the CPA exam, information about international assignments and studying abroad, strategies for getting along in a corporate environment, and information about the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) certification offered by the AICPA.
A featured speaker was astronaut Jerry Linenger who shared his feelings about overcoming great odds to achieve success and confronting challenges.
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Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.