FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General

Why join Accounting Society?


It is also a great way to get connected with other students and make new friends on campus.




Why sort of events does Accounting Society host?


We host events with our sister club, Beta Alpha Psi. Some events include: speaker meetings, office hours, office tours, Meet the Firms, Peer to Peer, socials, and more! Visit HERE for more information.




Who are the firms we work with?


Click HERE for a list of firms and companies we have worked with within the past year.




It’s my first time in Accounting Society and I’d like to join board. Where should I start?


It is highly recommended to take part in Peer to Peer which is a program designed to help you make friends with current board members and other AS members as well as learning more about the various board positions you can apply for your following semester.




Do I have to attend every event/meeting?


No, all events are optional. However, we highly encourage attending as many events as possible. Attending several events will lead to numerous networking opportunities and with more practice, the easier it will be to network.




Do I have to be an accounting major to join?


No, we accept all majors. The only condition is that you must be a student currently enrolled in CSUF.




Is there a GPA requirement to join Accounting Society?


No, our only requirements are currently enrolled CSUF students, and to pay the membership fee, which is $50 for one semester or $90 for two semesters membership.




What is the no-show policy and how serious is it?


Click HERE for the no-show policy. We take the no-show policy seriously in order to maintain a good relationship with all of the firms who recruit from our university.




How is Accounting Society (AS) and Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) different from each other?


We host events in conjunction with each other, however, BAP has GPA and community service requirements. On the other hand, AS does not have a GPA requirement nor community service hours. Both clubs require semester/annual fees and either clubs provide equal opportunities since our events are open to both AS and BAP. For more information about BAP, click HERE.




How can I check to see if I am CPA eligible yet? How do I know if I have completed my 150 units?


You can check if you are CPA eligible by looking at the CPA checklist on our AS website or by coming by our booth. You are also able to calculate how many units you have taken/still need to take on the CalCPA website using the CPA self-assessment PDF.




What kind of workshops does Accounting Society have?


We provide workshops such as resume building, mock interviews, networking, recruiting, etc.




Does Accounting Society check resumes?


There are several ways to have someone in AS look at your resume. You can attend the resume workshop, mentorship sessions, or you can take your resume to the career center (make an appointment prior) and be able to have them help you improve it.




Am I able to get a personal mentor?


Yes. You are able to do that by simply networking at our events with other students or by attending our mentorship sessions where you are paired with someone who becomes your mentor.





Fall 2020

How is the recruiting process going to be in this semester?


Accounting Society will be hosting meet the firms, accounting fest, and speaker meetings virtually.




How are we hosting speaker meetings this semester?


We are hosting speaker meetings via Zoom. Please look out for emails sent to the members for more information. For the step-by-step Zoom guide, please refer to this document.




How do I become a member?


To become a member, please fill out the application here. Membership fee is $40 for one semester and $70 for two semester, or $50 for alumni. (An Eventbrite processing fee will also be added to cost of membership.)





Meet The Firms

Can I attend Meet the Firms if I am not a CSUF student?


Unfortunately, no. You can only attend our Meet the Firms if you are a CSUF student. However, if you are alumni of CSUF Accounting Society or CSUF Beta Alpha Psi, we can place you on the waitlist for Meet the Firms. Acceptances are based on available spaces and whether or not our records indicate you were a registered CSUF AS/BAP member.




It’ll be my first time going to Meet the Firms. What should I bring?


  • 15+ resumes (if possible, printed on resume paper)
  • Padfolio
  • Be dressed in full business attire




How should I prepare for Meet the Firms?


  • Attend our events such as mentoring, resume/cover letter/recruiting/interview workshops, speaker meetings, etc.
  • Do your research before talking to firms
  • Have thoughtful questions and back up questions
  • Have an elevator pitch ready
  • Get plenty of sleep the night before
  • Eat food and drink water the day of





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Website updated by Marketing Team Fall 2020