Why Join the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) "Theta Tau Chapter" at Weber State University?
Weber State's Beta Alpha Psi, Theta Tau 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 4 OF THE LAST 5 YEARS
2ND PLACE: DELOITTE BEST PRACTICES COMPETITION 2018
3RD PLACE: DELOITTE BEST PRACTICES COMPETITION 2017
2018 BAP ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL MEETING IN PARK CITY, UTAH
DON'T MISS THESE EXCITING ANNUAL EVENTS:
- SAVE THESE DATES!
- Professional Speaker Series Schedule
- Meet the Firms
- Meet the Firms on the Golf Course
- BAP Initiation Banquet
- Youth Impact Thanksgiving Dinner (Service Project)
- BAP Alumni Social and Networking Dinner
- Literacy Project to benefit local elementary school
- Food Drive and Social with U of U BAP Chapter to benefit the Bountiful Food Pantry
- 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 HERE.
Qualifications: Completed 3000 level accounting class; 3.2 overall and accounting GPA
Requirements: $120 membership fee upon membership acceptance; 8 professional/8 service hours per semester; attendance at 2 social events per semester
MEET OUR OFFICERS & ADVISORS
STUDENT OFFICERS: FALL 2019
Taylor is a Senior at Weber State and is seeking a Masters Degree in Accounting. He competes as a student-athlete on Weber State’s Cross Country and Track & Field teams. Upon completion of his education here at Weber State he will start his career at Tanner LLC as an audit associate. Taylor enjoys running, sports, being outdoors, and spending time with his wife, family, and friends.
Alysja, a non-traditional student, is a senior at Weber State. After graduation, she will continue to pursue a Master of Accounting degree at Weber State. She is currently working at FJ and Associates in their tax department. Before she went back to school, she loved to read, try new sports, and be outside. She is looking forward to returning to these activities when she finishes school. She is happily married with three kids.
VP public relations
Parker is a senior at Weber State and has marched with Weber in the Salt Lake Pride Parade for the past four years. He works at FJ and Associates as an Audit intern. After graduation he hopes to gain more experience in the field before coming back to Weber to pursue one of the Master programs. He manages the Beta Alpha Psi social media through LinkedIn and Twitter. He is a hard worker who likes to create an enjoyable work environment.
professor of accounting
OFFICE: WB 248
Jefferson T. Davis, PhD, CPA, CISA, received his PhD in accounting and minor in computer science from University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a master’s in accounting systems from Utah State University.
His research areas include applications of artificial intelligence, particularly neural networks, decision making in auditing, accounting, data analysis and business intelligence. His work has been published in some of the top international auditing and information systems journals. He also has an interest in digital business processes. His teaching areas focus on accounting information systems, auditing and data analytics. He also teaches managerial/cost and financial accounting courses.
Davis enjoys working with students to help them develop knowledge, skills and understanding to succeed in their accounting and business careers. Davis is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). He has been a board member of the Utah chapter of ISACA for several years. He worked for several years as a staff auditor at Grant Thornton and continues to work with clients in governmental, health care and forensic accounting and consulting. He also volunteers time as an internal auditor for a nonprofit organization.
He enjoys participating in music, basketball, badminton, cycling and pickleball.