Beta Alpha Psi - Waikato chapter
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an international honorary organisation for accounting, finance and information systems students and professionals.
It has a vision to shape business professions by developing its members into ethical, professional, and confident leaders.
To achieve this, the Waikato chapter of BAP provides accounting students with opportunities for self-development, service, and interaction with practicing professionals, encourages a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility, while promoting the study and practice of accountancy.
BAP provides an essential link between taught theory and practice by providing a safe environment for students to interact, develop skills, and build relationships with potential employers.
BAP aims to have an impact on students by developing their leadership skills, installing a commitment to lifelong professional development and ethical behaviour, and rewarding academic success through full membership.
As a result, BAP actively contributes in establishing well-rounded and skilful Waikato graduates.
Want join our Chapter, or to find out more? We’d love to hear from you.
Types of events organised by BAP Waikato
- Meet 'n' greet for new members of BAP Waikato to find out what the club is all about, with free pizza and drinks. Usually held at the start of A and B semesters.
- Professional networking events. Past guest speakers have included:
- Ant Pederson, a practising accountant and V8 supercar driver.
- Dana Braunias, a Xero expert from KPMG. She came along to give a rundown on Xero cloud accounting software and what benefits it can offer accountants in their role as advisors.
- Mitch Mace (Deloitte) and Rory Noorland (KPMG), who shared their interesting experiences of working overseas, and where the field of accounting can take you in your professional career. This event informed students of the many local and international secondment opportunities available to accountants once they have enough experience under their belt.
- A guided tour of the PWC building to gain valuable insights into what it's like to work for one of the biggest accounting firms in the world.
- Tutoring sessions during Study Week to help students of 100 and 200 level accounting papers prepare for their exams.
- A CV writing workshop with the University of Waikato Careers Office to help you gain an edge in the competitive marketplace.
- Ignition: a careers event organised by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), featuring guest speakers from various organisations, to inform students about where a career in accounting can take you.