Beta Alpha Psi

2013 Meeting Schedule

All meetings begin at 7pm in B&E Room 458 unless otherwise noted.

  • 09/03/13: Interview Skills, KPMG
  • 09/10/13: Resume Workshop, PwC (5:30-6:30pm)
  • 09/10/13: Business Etiquette, PwC
  • 09/17/13: Beyond Audit and Tax, Ernst & Young
  • 09/24/13: Public vs Corporate Accounting, Mylan
  • 10/01/13: The Transition to the Workplace - What College Doesn't Teach You, Dixon Hughes Goodman
  • 10/08/13: Effective Use of Social Networking in a Global Business Environment, Deloitte
  • 10/22/13: Ethical Issues Faced by CPAs, Cherry Bekaert
  • 10/29/13: My First Audit Engagement, Baker Tilly
  • 11/05/13: Challenges Faced During Mergers, Arnet Foster Toothman

Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic and professional organization comprised of honor students concentrating in accounting, finance, and/or information systems. The primary objective of this organization is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.

Becoming a Member

Pledging Requirements

  • Attend at least 80% of all Beta Alpha Psi sponsored activities
  • Perform two hours of community service per semester
  • Serve as an accounting tutor for two hours per semester
  • Pay a one-time non-refundable pledge fee of $85 (end of semester banquet included)

Induction Requirements for Undergraduate Students

  • Fulfill the pledging requirements
  • Be enrolled as a full-time accounting major at WVU
  • Complete at least 6 credit hours of upper level accounting courses at WVU (i.e., courses numbered 300 and above)
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above in upper level accounting courses
  • Have an accounting GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Pay a one-time non-refundable $45 initiation fee
  • Attend the initiation banquet

Induction Requirements for Graduate Students

  • Fulfill the pledging requirements
  • Be enrolled as a full-time Master of Professional Accountancy student at WVU
  • Have completed 9 credit hours of graduate level accounting courses at WVU (i.e., those number 500 and above)
  • Have an accounting GPA of 3.33 or above
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.33 or above
  • Pay a one-time non-refundable $45 initiation fee

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All members must be involved in providing tutoring for 200 level accounting students. This allows Beta Alpha Psi members to be directly involved in improving those students that will be proceeding in their footsteps. Our tutoring program has helping hundreds of students succeed and will continue to do so for many years to come.

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Life After Beta Alpha Psi

Alumni of Beta Alpha Psi look back on their experience as members and remember how beneficial the organization was to their academic and professional careers. BAP activities provided the foundation for strong professional networks and lasting friendships, and gave crucial guidance and preparation for the transition from student to professional.

Former members recognize that these valuable benefits came as a result of alumni involvement: when those that came before were willing to give back to the organization by supporting the chapter of their alma mater, chapters near to their place of work, and by contributing to regional and national meetings.

Continued involvement in BAP as an alumnus will provide you with the opportunity to connect with the best and brightest of the upcoming generation of financial information professionals. You will be able to provide valuable advice to students that look to you as a role model, and give back to an organization that contributed greatly to your own career.

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President Cassandra (Cassi) Baylous
Secretary Sydney Thornton
Treasurer Codi Bascome
VP of Prof Activities Amanda Welsh
VP of Service Activities Sarah Nesbitt
VP of Outreach Tina Pelone
VP of Membership Daniel Phibbs
VP of Social Media Gregory S. Wilson
Faculty Advisor Richard Brooks

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