Expand your educational and professional horizons by getting involved in any of our engagement opportunities offered by the TTU College of Business Department of Accounting. Accounting along with the rest of the College of Business maintains and supports student clubs and organizations, annual events and conferences, and program-specific student collaborations and experiential learning opportunities to further elevate our rich education experience. Getting involved does not only open doors for future employment and professional growth, but it also makes for a more memorable and valuable university experience.
Accounting Pathways is a summer leadership program that allows students to work in different accounting firms. These pathways help students determine and finalize their plans after graduation and often develop into full-time employment opportunities! Students can make personal connections within their respective field by handing out resumes, asking thoughtful questions, and building a foundation for a professional network. Accounting pathways is held at the beginning of each spring semester, so be sure not to miss it!
The Accounting Club promotes managerial accounting, internal auditing, and governmental accounting in addition to sponsoring annual social events. All students interested in accounting are welcome to attend meetings and eligible to become members. Membership requirements include attending club meetings and paying a $10 fee. If you are interested in joining our club, notices will be posted throughout the building at the beginning of each semester, or you can contact the club advisor, Leigh Waggoner. Get involved today to start making an impact on others.
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is the international honor organization for financial information students and professionals. Beta Alpha Psi aims to engage with members and institutions within the organization to encourage academic excellence, professional development, and responsible practices. The organization supports the study and integral practice of accountancy, finance, business analytics, and digital technology as well as provides opportunities for service, professional development, and interaction among business professionals. The Zeta Phi Chapter at Tennessee Tech has been named a National Superior Chapter for many years, and is very active in the profession and the local community. Annual activities include the annual Meet-the-Firms Night, 5K Glow Run, and the Annual Spring Bean Counters' Scramble. Accounting majors of at least junior standing with an overall QPA of 3.0 and a 3.0 QPA in all accounting courses are eligible for membership.
If you are pursuing an internship you can receive 3 hours of course credit for Accounting 4800, if you have met the established criteria:
- Must work 400 hours on the job
- Must be paid (no credit is given for unpaid internships) - Must qualify as a learning experience
- Must be a professional (preferably a professional accountant) at the intern's employer who can teach/train the intern
- Must prepare a paper at the conclusion of the internship (12-15 pages)
- Must complete an internship application prior to the beginning of the internship. The internship application can be obtained from Dr. Fesler
- Must complete an exit questionnaire at the end of the internship
Meet-the-Firms is a unique learning experience in which students can attend an exclusive career fair consisting of 100% accounting firms. Students will have the potential to talk and interact with employers from public accounting firms, industry companies, governmental agencies, and more. Accounting students do not want to miss this valuable and dynamic networking opportunity!
Student Center for Public Trust
Advisor: Dr. Steve Garner
The Student Center for the Public Trust is a national organization that promotes ethical thinking in students' developing character and conscience. Its purpose is to create a space where ideas can manifest, connect students with the surrounding business community, and perpetuate the development of leadership skills in young business professionals. If you are a full-time student of any major, you are eligible to join StudentCPT!
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