Accounting and Business Law

Student Organizations and Opportunities

The Department of Accounting offers several opportunities for students to gain leadership experience and to begin building their professional network.

Advisor: Dr. Dan Fesler

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 TTU 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.

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 TTU 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.

Advisor: Ms. Leigh Waggoner

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in accounting are welcome to attend meetings and become members with the payment of $7 dues. The organization promotes managerial accounting, internal auditing, and governmental accounting and sponsors one to two social events annually. Notices concerning meetings are posted throughout Johnson Hall at the beginning of each semester.

Freshmen, sophomores,
juniors, and seniors interested in accounting are welcome to attend meetings
and become members with the payment of $7 dues. The organization promotes
managerial accounting, internal auditing, and governmental accounting and
sponsors one to two social events annually. Notices concerning meetings are
posted throughout Johnson Hall at the beginning of each semester.

Internship Coordinator: Dr. Dan Fesler

Internships have become an increasingly important part of the transition from the classroom to the workforce. Many students even obtain their first job offers through their internship experiences. While the Department of Accounting does not offer internships, or directly place students, we do work closely with our stakeholders to bring together those students wishing to secure an internship with firms who are looking for interns.

Students completing an internship can also receive 3 hours of course credit for Accounting 4800, if they have met the established criteria:

- The student must work 400 hours on the job.
- TTU Accounting interns must be paid (no credit is given for unpaid internships).
- The internship must qualify as a learning experience.
-The must be a professional (preferably a professional accountant) at the intern's employer who can teach/train the intern.
- The student must prepare a paper at the conclusion of the internship (12-15 pages).
- The student must complete an internship application prior to the beginning of the internship. The internship application can be obtained from Dr. Fesler.
- Student must complete an exit questionnaire at the end of the internship.

Internships
have become an increasingly important part of the transition from the classroom
to the workforce. Many students even obtain their first job offers through
their internship experiences. While the Department of Accounting does not offer
internships, or directly place students, we do work closely with our
stakeholders to bring together those students wishing to secure an internship
with firms who are looking for interns.

Students completing an internship can also receive 3 hours of course credit
for Accounting 4800, if they have met the established criteria:

·The student must work 400 hours on the job.

·TTU Accounting interns must be paid (no credit is given for unpaid internships)

·The internship must qualify as a learning experience.

·The must be a professional (preferably a professional accountant) at the intern's employer
who can teach/train the intern.

·The student 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 athttp://iweb.tntech.edu/dfesler/www/internshipprogram.html

·Student must complete an exit questionnaire at the end of the internship.http://iweb.tntech.edu/dfesler/www/internexit.htm