N.A.B.A. Student Programs

NABA sponsors several key programs and services designed to address the needs of students majoring in the fields of accounting, finance, or business administration. If you are a student interested in obtaining the grooming necessary to begin a successful career in business, obtaining competencies that are not taught in the classroom such as Business Etiquette, Networking, and Money Management, then NABA can equip you with these and more.

Here is a list of all of our programs:

Distinguished Collegian
NABA's highest student honor, the Distinguished Collegian, recognizes NABA students who are making a difference in their chapter and their community. What makes a student a Distinguished Collegian? Distinguished Collegians are the Who's Who of NABA's student membership. They are officers, chairpersons, and outstanding leaders in NABA and other campus organizations; they volunteer at their school and in the community; and they maintain high academic standards at the same time.

Each February, NABA will select a number of students to be highlighted in the Spring issue of NABA's student newsletter, ACHIEVE. This issue is circulated not only to NABA students and professionals, but also to the business community at large. Each year, in addition to a special recognition dinner attended by other students, NABA provided all-expense-paid trips to Distinguished Collegians interested in attending NABA's National Convention.

Distinguished Collegians will be selected based either on their overall accomplishments or their extraordinary achievement in any one area (scholarship, sports, campus leadership, etc.). Students may recommend themselves or a friend by using the Distinguished Collegian Recommendation Form.

All students are welcome to apply. If you have any questions, please contact the National Office

Student Conferences
NABA's Regional Student Conferences are its largest and most diverse annual student programs. They have allowed the Association to bring together hundreds of professional and student members, academicians, and corporate representatives over the years. The goals and objectives of the Regional Student Conference generally complement those of its corporate supporters.

While the focus of the conferences rest primarily on career development and job placement, there are many opportunities to have fun as well. At the conferences, students can interview for internships and permanent positions, in addition to attending interactive sessions on topics such as: Developing Dynamic Interviewing Skills, Dress for Success, and Transitioning from College Student to Business Professional.

SU Alumni Mentoring Program
Purpose: The program is being created in order to provide current SU students with a contact in the business and IST industry, who can be used as a mentor for preparing oneself for a career . Advice on different careers, tips on obtaining internships/jobs, or advice on working after college in general are examples of discussion topics. This relationship should not be used to solicit employment from the mentor, unless the mentor initiates the possibility. Download the profile form.

Community Service

  • Red Cross
  • Bellevue Academy
  • Schine Volunteering
  • Bishop Forey
  • Rescue Mission

Case Competition
NABA's Student Case Competition was implemented in 1995 as a growing part of the student component of the Annual Convention.

During the Competition, students are presented with an accounting-related issue that must be researched in order to develop a well-defined solution to the problem.

Organized in teams of 4-6 students, the group presents their findings to a panel of judges comprised of representatives from public accounting, corporate accounting, and academia.

Winning teams receive a monetary award from sponsoring corporations.

The purpose of the program is to help students gain a knowledge and understanding of the business world. Students are encouraged to take advantage of any possible opportunities with a company even if one does not immediately exist in their field of interest or major. Students will be notified of positions when they become available.

In order to improve the marketability of students that are in the program, we are mandating that any student joining the program with less than a 3.3 GPA, must also participate in the Mentorship program. Also, we also require that all participants must attend a minimum of two JobBank Professional Development workshops, have their resume reviewed and participate in a mock interview session prior to receiving any job opportunities that become available.

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