What is ASA?
The Accounting Students Association is a student lead organization which has been established for the purpose of providing those with an interest in accounting the opportunity to learn more about the degree and the profession. We are committed to providing members with information about opportunities within the accounting profession, giving back to our school and community through community service, education about the accounting major, and times for socialization and networking. Most of all we want to learn and have fun!
What are the requirements to join?
All you have to do to become a member is fill out an application and submit your membership dues for the period of time you wish to be a member. Once you have reached member status you are required to attend a minimum of five meetings per semester to claim ASA membership for professional purposes.
Can freshman be members of ASA?
Yes! We highly encourage incoming freshmen to become members. The earlier you start your professional career the better, and by showing that you have developed an interest in accounting early on, your resume will stand out and recruiters will take notice.
Do I need to be an accounting major to join ASA?
ASA is open to students of all majors. If you are undecided or are considering switching majors reach out to us about the potential that a degree and career in accounting may have in store for you.
I would like to join. How do I?
Joining ASA is simple, just attend any one of our meetings. You can find a copy of the application on this website and turn it in electronically and submit your dues at the first meeting you attend or through Venmo. Click button below for the application form.
Can I attend a meeting without being a member?
We encourage anyone with an interest in accounting to attend our meetings, however, without becoming a member you will not be able to take advantage of having ASA on your resume nor will you have the opportunities to apply for positions on the executive board.
When are meetings?
Meetings are typically held on Tuesdays. The time and place of additional ASA events are tentative and will be provided to members as they become known or underneath the Events tab.
What happens at a meeting?
A typical meeting involves a presentation by an accounting firm, or other business firm, where they will present information on career opportunities as well as leadership events, and even provide advice on professional development. At our meetings you will also be given numerous opportunities to network with talent recruiters from the top firms in the nation. In addition to all of this, food and drinks are provided at every meeting, where you can expect anything from Jimmy John's to Noodles and Company.
What do I need to wear to a meeting?
Members are free to dress as they like, ASA has no specific dress code. Many members attend events in street clothes. However, it is good to note that you may be interacting with professionals and first impressions can go a long way (Please do not come dressed in a suit and tie).
What is the cost to join?
The cost per semester is $15. This helps to cover the cost of food and allows ASA to create opportunities and provide the best resources for its members. Dues can be paid in person or through Venmo @msu-asa