A Cal Poly Pomona business club has been nationally recognized as a superior chapter for helping members find academic and professional success in the financial information services field.
The club, Beta Alpha Psi, received its designation for 2013-14 by its parent organization of the same name. Last academic year was a notable one for the chapter, which included two major recruiting events for accounting students and one of the largest student turnouts for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program with 120 volunteers. The club also invited certified public accountants from firms throughout the region to talk with students and club leaders participated in regional business competitions.
The recent achievement confirms what 2014-15 Beta Alpha Psi President Norman Huang has known for some time.
“I know Cal Poly Pomona students can compete with anybody,” Huang says. “It’s nice when others recognize our talent too.”
Huang’s main focus this academic year will be on helping his members find jobs after graduation. Huang can attest to the benefits of Beta Alpha Psi’s networking opportunities. After running into a Moss Adams recruiter at a Beta Alpha Psi regional competition and at the accounting department’s end-of-the-year banquet, he was offered an internship. Huang signed with the company before he began his senior year and will work in the firm’s Orange County office soon after graduation.
“We’re more than a club,” Huang says. “We want to help people find success in life by finding their ideal jobs. If we spend more than 100 hours on an event and it leads to a job for at least one member, then it was all worth it.”