Jose Villa and Fatima Batool. Our Monday technical meetings are held every week throughout the semester (excluding holidays).The directors for Monday Meeting are responsible for contacting and scheduling firms to come out and present to students throughout the semester. Additionally, they are responsible for marketing the meetings and managing all meeting logistics. This directorship offers great exposure to professionals from the accounting world and an opportunity to develop teamwork and interpersonal skills. Monday Meetings are also an amazing resource for students to learn valuable information about the accounting profession!
Ricky Gill and Nancy Maldonado. Our Wednesday technical meetings are held every other week throughout the semester (excluding holidays). The directors for Wednesday Meetings are responsible for contacting and scheduling firms to come out and present to students throughout the semester. Additionally, they are responsible for marketing the meetings and managing all meeting logistics. This directorship offers great exposure to professionals from the accounting world and an opportunity to develop teamwork and interpersonal skills. Wednesday Meetings are also an amazing resource for students to learn valuable information about the accounting profession! We also have 3 Thursday Meetings too as well and the dates can be found on our Calendar.
Analisa Flores, Ruben Petrosyan, and Zaruhi Varpetyan. Student Development Directors organize and host two important networking events: Resume Workshop and Mock Interviews. Resume Workshop gives students two one-on-one 15 minute sessions to get their resumes critiqued by professionals to better prepare them for Meet the Firms. Mock Interviews workshop gives students two 30 minute one-on-one interview sessions. Professionals and recruiters give feedback on each student's interviewing skills; these sessions help students better prepare themselves for on-campus and in-house interviews. Both events are stepping stones to becoming professional accountants and are also a great way to network with professionals.
Meet The Firms
Jon Jung and Jaewon Hwang. Every semester, the Accounting Association (AA), Beta Alpha Psi (BAΨ), Management Information Systems Association (MISA), and the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) hold our semi-annual Meet The Firms (MTF) event. Meet The Firms is a career fair for CSUN students featuring: public accounting firms, information systems firms, private industry companies, and governmental agencies. Typically, all three organizations rotate on leading the event. Organizing MTF is not an easy task and requires much time and effort from all participating parties. Depending on which organization is leading the event, responsibilities may or may not include: contacting firms to participate, finding and reserving a venue, setting up event sign-up tables, creating name tags for all attendees, promoting event through flyers and banners, managing a strict budget, creating floor plans, preparing documents, coordinating and attending regular MTF committee meetings, communicating with team members, and problem-solving.
Fatima Quintero and Cici Chen. The directors of Firm Tours plan, organize, and schedule firm tours with various accounting firms. The firm tour directors provide networking opportunities for students and allow for students to acquaint themselves with firms and their respective cultures. Students will gain valuable insight and exposure to a multitude of firms and career opportunities in accounting.
Greta Baroyan and Max Cathcart. The directors of Alumni Events maintain good relationship throughout the semester with our alumni. They host the biggest alumni event for Accounting Association towards the end of the semester. It is a great time for students to connect with their alumni to learn more about the accounting world.
Alice Nam and Vanessa Balam. The directors of Mentorship are in charge of connecting qualifying members (mentees) with seasoned members (mentors) to assist them with their recruiting process. Mentors share their knowledge and experiences in recruiting and the
classes they've taken with their mentees.
Jahn King and Ken Ugalino. The Historian Directors attend and take pictures at every professional and social event. They upload these pictures on our Instagram page, and create collages at the end of the semester. During our last AA meeting for the semester, they show all the AA members a slideshow collage of all the great memories that happened throughout the fun and successful semester! They also get the opportunity to network with students and professionals while having fun creating memories for AA.
Steve Morales and Heesoo Kim. The directors of Web Development created this website, update it regularly, and constantly find ways to initiate interaction between the students and the association's members. They also are in charge of FaceBook this semester that will help connect with our members throughout the semester.
Adrian Martinez and Arm Ratsameejun. The Membership Directors organize table sitting for the membership drive, throw a membership BBQ at the beginning of the semester and throw a Game Night in the middle of the semester. They also are in charge of organizing the mentor/mentee list to hand off to our mentorship directors. Prospective members receive the opportunity to interact with our directors personally while signing up.
Ryan Tan and Rozet Melkon. Awards Directors are in charge of the Awards Banquet with other clubs such as Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), and Management Information Systems Association (MISA). The Awards Banquet is a one-night event where professionals and students gather to celebrate the achievements that the individuals have made. It only happens during Spring Semester and it is a great event to recognize students or faculties that have shown excellence throughout the semesters.