FAQ

THE KAPPA BETA CHAPTER OF BETA ALPHA PSI

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join Beta?
You will be recognized nationally as a top accounting student; firms look for Beta Alpha Psi on resumes. You'll meet firm representatives, get to know them and let them get to know you before an internship or graduation. You become well acquainted with fellow accounting students and keep on top of the changing topics concerning accounting professionals. We also have a lot of fun.

What do you do at Beta meetings?
The majority of the meeting is devoted to a guest speaker, who usually presents his/her topic for 30-45 minutes; remaining time is used for any questions or a discussion and to relay reminders and important dates and information to Beta members. Following the meeting, a more informal gathering normally takes place, with a bite to eat. You'll have the opportunity to attend the regional meeting and the national meetings. Beta participates in VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), fundraisers and other community service activities. Beta also holds socials and numerous "fun events" where we go out as a group, relax, and have fun.

How much time does it take out of my week?
A member should expect to devote at least one to two hours a week to Beta. However, when more than one activity is planned in addition to the regular meeting, more time is required.

When does Beta meet?
Refer to our current schedule.

Is it worth it?
Definitely. If you want to learn more call or e-mail a member of the e-board.

What if I don't meet all the requirements, but am interested in joining?
Continue to pursue an interest in Beta, but be a casual participant. We realize there are students who are not yet juniors, are not able to attain the minimum GPA, or are not accounting majors who want to be associated with Beta Alpha Psi. We welcome you to any events that catch your interest.

What if I meet all the requirements, am interested in joining, but don't have enough time to meet every week?
If you are interested in occasional Beta Alpha Psi events but are unable to attend regularly, we welcome you to any events that catch your interest.

How or when do I actually become a member of Beta Alpha Psi?
After meeting the requirements, you will be initiated at the end of the semester.