"BAP is the reason I was recruited by RSM. It was through BAP resume workshops and mock interviews that I polished my resume and interview skills. Through BAP, I learned of multiple networking opportunities that helped get my resume to the right people and just as importantly, get an understanding of the different careers within accoutning and which would be best suited for me. While at CSULA, I held three different officer positions with BAP; Director of Professional Development, Secretary and finally, President. I also went to BAP Western Regionals for the Best Practices competition twice, once as a competitor and once as coach. These experiences provided content for my resume and material for answering interview questions that made me stand out as a candidate. Another benefit to being part of BAP that I feel doesn't get the attention it deserves, are the relationships I formed with alumni and other senior members. Having people that can get honest and constructive feedback from and who have a deep understanding of the recruiting process was the single greatest factor in getting the opportunity to start my career at a firm as prestigious as RSM. I owe my career to the Beta Lambda Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi." - Paul D. Ellis
"As cliche as it may sound, when I first joined Beta Alpha Psi, I was extremely shy and quiet. During my quarters/semesters in Beta Alpha Psi, I gained leadership skills by participating asan officer for multiple terms, I had the opportunity to meet with professionals who ultimately connected me with my internships and current position with BDO, and I developed friendships with fellow members who I still talk to and spend time with today. By joining Beta Alpha Psi, I was able to break out of my shell because I made the time and effort. I became a better me." - Justin Chow
"BAP benefited me in a number of ways, from teaching me the concept of recruiting and all the moving parts that go along with networking, to giving me mentors that have become some of my closest friends. In terms of my career I know I wouldn't be where I am without the support and knowledge provided to me by BAP." - Carlos David
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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