Fall Recruiting Workshop – Thank You!

    Thank you to those who were able to participate in the FALL RECRUITING WORKSHOP tonight! We had a great turnout for our first opening event for the new school year. Students enjoyed learning more about our UWB accounting program and accounting career/recruiting in depth. Thank you Ron Tilden (BAP advisor) and Kirstin Hunt (Career center) for the awesome presentations. And thank you Chris Schmidt (Moss Adams LLP) for sharing your experiences as an alum. There will be more great events coming soon. We look forward to an awesome year with you guys!


    Clark Nuber is hosting a Summer Leadership Event!

    Clark Nuber

    On behalf of Clark Nuber, we are excited to invite UWB BAP students to apply for our First Annual Summer Leadership Event! We feel our full day format will be a wonderful learning experience where each student will walk away with new skills and competencies to aid them in launching a successful career in accounting.

    This year’s event will be held at the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland at 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA 98033. Students will have the opportunity to visit with professionals from Clark Nuber at all levels (Associates – Shareholders). We have a full program of engaging speakers and topics, including:

    • Networking Skills – How to Stand Out in a Crowd
    • Life in a Public Accounting Firm – Panel Discussion
    • More Than Forks and Knives – Successful Business Meals
    • An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure – Fraud Prevention
    • Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking
    • How to Find a Good Mentor

    We have set the date for Monday, August 5th and will include lunch. A reception will be hosted immediately following the event with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Application forms are due by Friday, April 12th. They can be e-mailed or mailed to the firm before this date.

    This event is geared towards juniors and seniors that are strongly considering a rewarding career in a mid-size public accounting firm. Students must be able to commit to the full day if they apply. Selections will be made by April 30th and students can expect to receive additional agenda details at that time.

    Please contact Lizzie Rahm, Senior Human Resources Generalist, Clark Nuber P.S. for any further inquiries. We are looking forward to hosting this event and are confident they will find the day to be both fun and informative!


    Jackie and Alex (in the middle) visited us from Amazon to talk about what they do and how life is like working at Amazon.

    Look for more opportunities to network and meet new people at our BAP meetings.

    Join us on our next meeting (March 6th) and you will have a chance to listen and talk to our  guest speaker from the forensic accounting field!

    BAPPER’s Weekly: 2/4/13 – 2/10/13

    Important Topics:

    • LinkedIn is a powerful tool in the professional world. Linking up with our speakers is a good way to network with other professionals. For those of you, like myself, who are unfamiliar with LinkedIn, follow this link to get a better understanding of how LinkedIn works. http://learn.linkedin.com/students/
    • Remember to keep an eye on Husky Jobs for Accounting Job Postings!
    • Don’t forget to send thank you notes to the professional speakers!
    • Community College Outreach is a great event for the new members to participate! During this event, BAP members will visit local community college accounting classes and conduct a short presentation on the transfer process and how amazing UWB Accounting program is. We just need BAP members to share their experience during the Q&A part after the presentation. Wouldn’t it be great if you had someone from UWB helped you with this process? Now you can be that person! Sign up here at the Facebook grouphttp://www.facebook.com/groups/312260122228935/
    • Here are some of the topics that were discussed at the last officer meeting: We are working on preparing a spreadsheet to allow members to stay up to date with their BAP hours. We would like to hear from members of fun events they would like to see happen. The officers are looking to branch out and partner up with SPU and host a service or professional event. Are there any companies that members would like to come speak at a professional meeting?
    • UW Tacoma’s Milgard School of Business is now offering a Master’s in Accounting degree! This could be a great 5th year option
    • We know that many of you are participating in events outside of Beta Alpha Psi. Don’t forget to submit these outside professional or service hours toward your total BAP hours! You can receive up to 5 outside hours for each. Click on the following link to download the Non-BAPHours Form: http://uwbbap.com/service/non-bap-hours-2/
    • If you RSVP for a service event, you must attend!! If an emergency comes up, and you cannot, please let Wendy (wendykwan.bap@gmail.com) know as soon as you possibly can. Many of these organizations rely on us for the number of volunteers that we tell them will show up.
    • Our website is being renovated! Take a moment (or two!) to stop by and check it out. All events, awards, contacts will be updated on a regular basis. Check the website on a regular basis to stay updated!www.uwbbap.com

    This Week:

    Upcoming Events:

    • Wednesday, February 20th – Amazon will be presenting to us.
    • Saturday, February 23rd – Ronald McDonald service event.

    Kent Kids’ Arts Day

    Do you like working with kids? Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Here is a unique opportunity to do both while immersing yourself in a diverse community: Volunteer at the 2013 Kent Kids’ Arts Day! Get creative and help elementary school students from the Kent School District with a diverse variety of hands-on art projects.
    Kent Kids’ Arts Day will be on March 2nd from 9am-5pm at Kent Commons. A carpool will be created for volunteers. If you would like to set up carpool, please send an email to bapservice@gmail.com
    You can volunteer for the 9-1 shift, 1-5 shift, or both. This event is limited to 30 volunteers per shift.
     Sign Up ends on February 22nd at kentkidsartday-eorg.eventbrite.com
    For any questions regarding Kent Kids’ Arts Day please contact Tina Chen at tinachen.bap@gmail.com

    Need some help on your CPA exam?

    The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination is the most established and recognized professional accounting designation. The benefits include higher salary, increased confidence and competence, and recognition as a member of an elite group of professionals. The opportunities available to a CPA are positions in a government or not-for-profit organization, a public or private company, or an accounting firm. No matter what your career goals are, becoming a CPA can help you achieve them faster.

    Gleim Accounting: CPA Exam Review is one of the best resources you can find out there. UWB has renewed their license with Gleim and they have offered us:

    • One set of review books to place on reserve in our library
    • Use of the CPA Assessment Quiz for our school
    • Significant discounts on Gleim CPA Review materials for our students
    • Informative booklets provided by Gleim to educate our students about the CPA exam and license
    If you want more information about how to snag such an awesome deal click on this link and check out their cool perks: www.gleim.com/accounting/cpa