The University of Southern California hosts a number of student organizations reflecting various interests, giving all students the opportunity to develop leadership and interpersonal skills. Of those student organizations, Leventhal School of Accounting recognizes five organizations: Accounting Society (AS), Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), Beta Alpha Psi (BAY), National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), and Student Honor Council. All of these organizations are important in cultivating academic and professional development for Leventhal students.
The Accounting Society provides accounting students with opportunities to become familiar and involved with the accounting profession while still in school. As one of USC's strong links with the business world, it provides an excellent opportunity for career planning. Activities include guest speakers, social events with CPA firms and industry leaders, firm tours, volunteer programs, athletic events and exchange programs with other schools.
ALPFA is a leading national organization for professionals and students in accounting, business, finance and related fields with approximately 40 regional chapters. Our chapter offers a wide range of activities throughout the year which include case competitions, networking events, scholarships, student workshops, community service, professional and student mixers, mentoring programs, internships and an annual convention. Membership in ALPFA-USC is open to any student in good academic standing who shares the core values that include professional development, relationship building, inclusiveness and integrity.
Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals. By joining our BAP chapter, you will gain the opportunity to network with professionals from various accounting firms, develop professionally through different panels and workshops, and build a strong network of friends within the accounting and business school. Getting involved in BAP also is a great opportunity to gain leadership positions and experience in making an organization run smoothly.
The Student Honor Council's central purpose is to support the Student Honor Code by promoting academic integrity, ethical behavior, and intellectual honesty within the Leventhal School of Accounting. The Student Honor Council is composed of up to 25 student members who are interviewed and selected by the Oversight Committee. All full-time students in good academic standing who are pursuing degrees offered by the Leventhal School of Accounting are eligible to apply for membership.
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