"As a member of Beta Alpha Psi, I have had many opportunities to develop professionally and personally. As the President of my chapter, my mission has been to create a more inclusive environment while improving the quality of development opportunities. With an involved international student membership at our chapter, I have been able to share my experiences and help them transition through the organization."
"My name is Dave Pearson, and I am the co-faculty advisor for the Nu Iota Chapter at Washington University in St. Louis. I have been a member of Beta Alpha Psi for a little over 60 years, including serving as the President of the Beta Alpha Chapter at Indiana University in 1959-60. That experience enabled me to develop my leadership, communications, teamwork, and project management skills, all of which have been invaluable during my careers at Arthur Young/EY and subsequently for the last two decades in the academic world and my part-time work for the Public Oversight Board, and then the PCAOB for the last almost 16 years. Also, during my years at IU, I met many individuals, both speakers at our professional events and fellow members, with whom I maintained contact for many years, and in some instances, served with on profession-wide boards and committees. I hope you find your membership in BAP as rewarding as I have."
Beta Alpha Psi students are the future leaders of the profession, and their involvement with the organization demonstrates their dedication to excellence. The Illinois CPA Society has many student ambassadors who are also involved with BAP, and we value the opportunity to collaborate to share important resources and support more students throughout their journey to becoming a CPA.
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