Accounting Honors Student Life
Most Accounting Honors students participate in student organizations or activities. They offer many opportunities for learning, leadership and fun. Also, student organizations and activities are great for getting to know your classmates!
The most important organization for Accounting students is Beta Alpha Psi, the national honorary and service organization. Ohio State’s Omicron Chapter plans approximately five events per quarter, with the most important being meetings with Accounting practitioners and faculty. In addition, the Chapter participates in community service activities and holds social events. The two major social and professional events are the Alumnus of the Year and Initiation Banquet and the Golf Outing. Several representatives from the OSU Omicron Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi annually attend the BAP Regional and National Meetings.
President of Beta Alpha Psi for the 2011-2012 school year, Sarah Hambley, explains some of the benefits of joining BAP, "BAP serves as a great complement to the Accounting Honors program. Professional events give us the opportunity to learn more about a technical accounting topic, while networking with alumni speakers and Fisher faculty. One of my favorite presentations was from Chad Yuskewich, a former BAP president and Accounting Honors alumnus, who currently works for P&G. Members were able to learn about joint venture and acquisition accounting while also hearing about opportunities for growth after graduation. Being a part of this organization has given me the opportunity to build friendships with classmates and continue the tradition of professionalism and service."
In addition to Beta Alpha Psi, The Accounting Association and the Information Systems Association (ISA) are both popular groups among Accounting Honors students. These two groups feature speakers in weekly meetings and hold formal banquets and events for career networking. Speakers vary from company recruiters to practicing professionals.
Student organizations provide a way to get involved outside of the classroom. Add some extra value to an Accounting Honors education and get involved! Be sure to visit the student organization web sites or contact the student leaders for more information.