Why Join the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) Student Club?
Weber State's Beta Alpha Psi chapter specifically focuses on providing students with opportunities to expand their knowledge and succeed in the accounting world. Our chapter holds weekly professional meetings where students and members are given the opportunity to hear from accounting professionals and interact with them in a comfortable environment. Our chapter also sponsors various recruiting, networking, service, and social activities with professionals within the community.
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BAP SUPERIOR STATUS 3 OF THE LAST 4 YEARS
2ND PLACE: DELOITTE BEST PRACTICES COMPETITION 2014
3RD PLACE: DELOITTE BEST PRACTICES COMPETITION 2016
3RD PLACE: DELOITTE BEST PRACTICES COMPETITION 2017
DON'T MISS THESE EXCITING EVENTS:
- SAVE THESE DATES!
- Meet the Firms - 9.12.18
~ 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Dee Events Center
- Meet the Firms on the Golf Course – 9.21.18
~ 1pm at Davis County Golf Course ($20)
- Fleece Blanket Service Project with professional partner to benefit McKay-Dee Hospital pediatric patients – Fall semester
- BAP Initiation Banquet – 11.2.18
~ 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Ogden Golf & Country Club
- Youth Impact Thanksgiving Dinner (Service Project)
~ Thursday before Thanksgiving
- BAP Alumni Social and Networking Dinner
~January of each year
- Literacy Project to benefit local elementary school
~ February of each year
- Food Drive and Social with U of U BAP Chapter to benefit the Bountiful Food Pantry
~ March of each year
- Regional and National Conferences for BAP Officers
STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES
I learned about BAP the typical way, having BAP officers come to my classes each semester and talk about joining BAP. Even with the little class explanations, I didn't understand what it was, and I certainly didn't realize how beneficial it was. I used plenty of mental excuses why I didn't need something like this. After about a year or so, when I was in 3000 level accounting classes, I had made friends that were in most of my classes, and someone had mentioned joining BAP. Once I had a friend that wanted to join, it made me more interested in finding out what it was. I went to the recruiting meeting and got registered.
RESOURCES & ACTIVITIES
You're not alone! We have an abundance of resources and activities from scholarships to networking to study abroad to help you achieve your dreams. Check out the resources available:
- Job opportunities
IMPORTANT SIGN-UP DATES
Membership Applications - due 4th week of fall and spring semester available on BAP website
Initial Recruiting Meeting – 2nd Tuesday of each semester at noon in Smith Lecture Hall (WB206)
BAP Professional Meetings – Tuesdays at noon in Smith Lecture Hall (WB206)
JOIN THE CLUB
An Introduction to BAP is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each semester at noon in Smith Lecture Hall (WB206). Applications will be available at this meeting or on our website.
Qualifications: Completed 3000 level accounting class; 3.2 overall and accounting GPA
Requirements: $110 membership fee upon membership acceptance; 12 professional/12 service hours per semester; attendance at 2 social events per semester
MEET OUR ADVISORS & OFFICERS
STUDENT OFFICERS: FALL 2018
Spencer is a hardworking and highly motivated individual who always strives to succeed at whatever life throws his way. A great example of this is the work he put in to graduate high school with an associate’s degree. That work has developed his character which he now brings to Weber State!
VP membership & finance
Allen will graduate with his Bachelors in Accounting in fall of 2018. He is currently working at FJ & Associates in Kaysville. The biggest benefits he’s received from Beta Alpha Psi are the opportunities to meet professionals and the support of fellow members when classes are challenging.
VP public relations
Caitlin will graduate in spring of 2019 with her Bachelors in Accounting. She loves working with numbers and is looking forward to all of the opportunities in the future. She enjoys sewing in her free time as well as playing the cello.
Justin will graduate with his Bachelor in Accounting in fall of 2019. He enjoys taking advantage of all opportunities given him and trying new things. Justin is also involved as an Ambassador for the Weber Entrepreneur Association. In his free time, he enjoys being with his wife and family, traveling, playing sports and being outdoors.
Ben loves a challenge and believes that anything can be accomplished with persistence and hard work. He will graduate with his Bachelors in Accounting in spring of 2019. In his free time, Ben loves to spend time with family and friends, play strategic board games, and backpack through the mountains.
instructor of accounting
Loisanne Kattelman, serves on the UACPA leadership council and is the co-faculty advisor for both Beta Alpha Psi and WSU’s Tax Center’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA).
Kattelman holds a BA and a MAcc in accounting from WSU and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Utah. She teaches introductory and intermediate financial accounting courses and the individual income tax course in the Goddard School’s undergraduate program. She teaches the financial and managerial accounting course for non-business majors in the MBA program.
Kattelman started her accounting career at an international public accounting firm and has continued her connection to the profession by providing consulting services to several privately owned corporations.
OFFICE: WB 266
instructor of accounting
Lisa Hopkins serves as the co-faculty advisor for both Beta Alpha Psi and WSU’s Tax Center’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA).
Hopkins holds a master’s degree in accounting from WSU and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Utah. She teaches introductory and intermediate financial accounting courses in the Goddard School’s undergraduate program. Since 1990, her accounting career has involved working for a public company, privately owned corporations and a public accounting firm. She continues to actively work as a CPA by providing consulting services to her clients.
Hopkins has found her passion at Weber teaching in the School of Accounting & Taxation. She loves what she does and enjoys making a difference in the lives of her students. Not many people can go to work every day and say they love what they do. Hopkins is one of those fortunate people.
OFFICE: WB 252