Enhance your engagement by getting involved in one or more of the many opportunities Tennessee Tech’s Accounting program has to offer.
If you have any interest in pursuing accounting as a career, this is the club for you! The organization promotes managerial accounting, internal auditing, and governmental accounting and sponsors social events annually to help you build professional connections. Get involved today to start making an impact on others.
Accounting pathways are offered to help you experience a summer leadership program giving you the opportunity to to see if a certain firm is a place you would want to plant your roots after graduation. These pathways often lead to internships which grow into full time employment offers. This event is held at the beginning of each spring semester giving you a chance to make connections with firms by personally handing out resumes, asking questions and building your professional network. You do not want to miss this opportunity.
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is the Honor Society for Financial Information Professionals. Membership requires a minimum GPA of 3.0, an initial national life-time membership fee, and very modest annual chapter dues. 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.
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 an opportunity that is unique to Accounting. You will experience a career fair that is 100% accounting firms, including:
- Public Accounting Firms
- Industry Companies
- Governmental Agencies
This networking opportunity is unlike any other, you do not want to miss this.
Student Center for Public Trust
Advisor: Dr. Steve Garner
Established in 2018, the SCPT is a student chapter of the National Center for Public Trust, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The organization is focused on helping you develop a solid foundation for ethical decision making in a professional work environment. Membership is open to any Tech student.
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