BAP Annual Bocce Ball Tournament!

Hi there, everyone! Can you believe we’re already almost half way through the summer? As promised, here is some more information regarding our Annual Bocce Ball tournament.

We will be meeting with fellow BAP members and participating firms on August 15th from 4PM to 8PM to play a game, eat some food, and catch up with friends and colleagues. As mentioned previously, we will be meeting at North Lynnwood Park. When you get there, find us at Picnic Shelter 1. The address and Google Map link can be found on the BAP calendar. 

If you don’t know how to play bocce ball…don’t worry! I don’t either. We can learn together. See you there!

Any questions can be directed to our VP, Brandon Cole.

Summer Update & First Meeting

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all having a great summer! Here’s a little mid-summer update for you about our upcoming event and first meeting of fall quarter.

Our annual Bocce Ball tournament will take place on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at North Lynnwood Park. Come hang out and play a friendly game with fellow students and professionals! More information will be forthcoming–stay tuned.

Our first meeting of the quarter will be a Fall Recruiting Panel on Thursday, September 28, 2017. A tentative list of firms in attendance include Clark Nuber, Grant Thornton, KPMG, and EY. These firms will be there to explain and answer questions about the fast approaching fall recruiting process to help you better prepare for the applications and interviews. I would highly recommend attending if you plan on participating in fall recruiting, as this is valuable information from people with real insider experience. 

Have a great rest of your summer!

BAP Meeting: Gonzaga Masters in Tax Program

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen and welcome to the last week of BAP meetings for the quarter – summer is almost here! Also, thank you to all of you who attended Spring Banquet last week, the event was very successful!

For our last meeting of the Spring quarter, we will be hearing from Gonzaga University about their Masters in Tax program. This will be something of particular interest to those who are considering tax as a potential career path and wish to work for one of the Big 4 in Washington, or would like to maintain a strong competitive advantage. You will learn about the program itself, as well as how to apply and the advantages of doing so. The meeting begins at 6:30PM in CF 115, food will be provided, and your ticket in the door is your best self in business casual! See you there!

Spring Banquet!

Good afternoon everyone! The time has come, and the long awaited 2017 Spring Banquet is finally here! This Thursday, May 18, 2017 we will not be having a traditional meeting in CF 115. Instead, we will be meeting at 6:30pm at NorthWood Hall to network with a variety of professionals, induct new members to Beta Alpha Psi, and celebrate our chapter. Dress code is business professional, dinner will be provided, and more information as well as directions to the event can be found at the link below. 

This event does require an admission fee. The cost to get in the door is $30, and we will continue to have a table set up in the Parks Hall lobby this week from 11am – 3pm for registration and the facilitation of payments.

If you have not registered already, I strongly encourage you to do so! This is one of Beta Alpha Psi’s biggest events of the year and we would love to see you there!

 

Spring Banquet

BAP Meeting: RH2

Hello all, and welcome to a new week! This weeks presenter is RH2 CPAs, a small firm out of Bellevue, WA. They will be presenting on a variety of topics, from what to expect from the recruiting process of small firms, to interpersonal skills, managing distractions, and their idea of professionalism. Sounds like a lot of great information! The meeting will take place this Thursday, May 11, 2017, beginning at 6:30pm, and food will be provided. See you there in your finest business casual!

 

 

BAP Meeting: Berntson Porter

Hello everyone! Welcome to the sixth week of this quarter’s BAP meetings! Oh how time flies. This next meeting will be…drumroll please…on Thursday! Be there May 4th at 6:30 in your finest business casual attire for some free food and an opportunity to hear from our latest speaker, Berntson Porter! Berntson Porter is one of the largest firms serving the Puget Sound region, and serves clients across the globe. This is also a great chance to network and, if you plan on attending their Summer Externship Program in July and August, it’s an opportunity to meet some of their professionals and get to know the firm beforehand. We hope to see you there!

BAP Meeting: Homchick Smith & Associates

Happy Monday, and good luck to everyone with upcoming midterms! This weeks guest will be Homchick Smith & Associates (HSA) to present about the always relevant topic of Ethical Decision Making. HSA serves a diverse client base in the Pacific Northwest and, if you’re interested in a smaller firm as a possible career path, this could be a great opportunity to network! The meeting will be this Thursday, April 27th, at 6:30pm. Come in your best business casual attire, and we’ll provide the food! See you there!

BAP Meeting: CliftonLarsonAllen

Greetings fellow students of WWU! Our next meeting will take place this upcoming Thursday, April 20th, and CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) will be our presentor. CLA is known to be unique in the industry of public accounting for its focus on privately held companies and industry specialization. Additionally, if you’re interested in learning even more, CLA is one of the few firms who are still accepting applications for their Summer Experience Program! Apply today! The deadline is May 1, 2017, and more information can be found on the BAP website under Other Opportunities.

As always, there will be free food provided at the meeting, dress code is business casual, and the fun begins at 6:30pm! See you there!

BAP Meeting: BP Cherry Point

Hello, fellow BAP-meeting-goers! Our next guest is BP Cherry Point Refinery to present on the topics of diversity and inclusion, and managing distractions. As is the normal schedule, this meeting will begin at 6:30pm this Thursday, April 13th. Food will be provided, and I hope to see you all there in your most exquisite business casual attire!

This is also a reminder that if you are applying to be a BAP member this quarter, the application is due this week! The final due date is this Thursday, the 13th, and of course we will be accepting applications at the meeting as well. 

Additional applications can be found here!

BAP Meeting: Accountemps – A Robert Half Company

Greetings students of WWU! Our second meeting of the quarter will take place this upcoming Thursday, April 6, 2017 in CF 115. Our presenter will be Accountemps, a division of Robert Half, and the world’s first and largest specialized accounting staffing agency for accounting, finance, and bookkeeping professionals. Our usual meeting time of 6:30PM will be reinstated, attire is business casual, and of course (free!) food will be provided. See you there!

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