UTS comes out on top at the BAP 2018 Oceania meeting
UTS Business students have made their mark at the 2018 Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) Oceania regional meeting, with all three UTS teams placing in the three competition categories.
Held in Wellington, New Zealand, the two-day Oceania event is organised by BAP International – a global organisation for accounting and finance students that recognises outstanding academic achievements and promotes the study and practice of disciplines related to the two fields.
UTS Business students Jay Yadav and Matthew D’Cruz won the BAP Branding category, proposing an innovative approach to ‘brand UTS BAP’ as the premier student-led organisation for leadership in the UTS Business School.
Jessica Fung and Mansha Singh placed second in the Launching into the Next Century category, while Jacob Grover and James Entwisle were runners up in the Hands on Engagement category.
Dr Anna Loyeung, Faculty Advisor for the UTS BAP program, said the wins – which saw UTS place as the best university overall – demonstrated the student’s exceptional leadership, communication and teamwork skills.
“These wins really highlight the ability of UTS Business students to hold their own against students from prestigious US institutions,” she said.
Dr Loyeung and her colleague Dr Nelson Ma; also a Faculty Advisor for the program, said that throughout the program, UTS BAP students had consistently shown they have “the skills needed to be [our] future leaders”.
US BAP President elect Alex Miller described this year’s event as “the toughest competition” she has experienced so far.
She said the Oceania representatives had a good chance of winning at the 2018 BAP annual meeting in Washington DC, where more than 300 universities will compete in August.
The winning results at the 2018 Oceania meeting round off the continuing success of the UTS BAP program. Current UTS BAP president Jessica Fung was part of the winning team at the 2017 BAP base competition in Anaheim, USA, and Tully Cameron and Fraser Bleach won first place in the Leadership category at the 2017 Oceania meeting.
UTS BAP president Jessica Fung said the program had given her “invaluable” exposure to likeminded individuals.
“The program has definitely stretched our ability to be creative problem solvers,” she said. “It’s undeniably exciting to be part of an organisation where we are able to consistently build on our skills and network with other young leaders.”
Find out more about the international BAP program here: https://www.bap.org