Fox accounting students are offered a variety of professional development activities that serve to enhance their academic experiences.

Accounting Student Professional Organizations

Ascend is a primarily Pan-Asian organization for business. Reaching 60,000 people in 34 student chapters and 17 professional chapters located in both the U.S. and Canada around major business hubs and institutions, Ascend provides members with a variety of benefits. These range from exposure to local, national, and global firms through our weekly Friday meetings; volunteer opportunities; mentorship; resume critiques, avenues for leadership; company visits, as well as networking events. We partner with our Greater Philadelphia Chapter for a few of these events, which boast professional members from renowned accounting and financial firms, such as the Big Four firms and Cigna.

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Beta Alpha Psi is an international scholastic and professional organization for financial information students and professionals. The primary objective of the organization is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance, and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service, and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.

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FAA is an organization dedicated to professional development of its members, career networking, and community service. FAA helps students explore career opportunities in public accounting and industry and connects members with professionals. Members of FAA also develop interpersonal skills and gain leadership experience by working cooperatively on a variety of initiatives, including community service projects.

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IMA-Temple is an accounting organization that works to transform students into professionals. Members network with various companies in the area, and learn more about the accounting profession. We have weekly meetings, and attend events and conferences hosted by the Institute of Management Accountants, our national chapter. The IMA is an organization that focuses on educating students about industry and the CMA designation.

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Career development and community service are NABA goals. Guest speakers from public accounting firms and industry collect resumes and offer career advice. Members receive unlimited networking opportunities at NABA’s Student Regional Conference, and accounting firm office tours. Members gain a competitive edge through resume writing and interview workshops. They also receive professional experience through the VITA tax program, a hands-on opportunity to prepare income taxes. In addition, NABA sponsors the Adopt-a-School program and in-house mentoring programs. The Temple chapter is one of 130 professional and student chapters.

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