UTS students win Beta Alpha Psi national competition
The UTS chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) has placed first overall for the third year running at the BAP regional meeting for Australia and NZ, up against strong competition from G8 universities. The UTS team will now represent Oceania in the US competition later in the year.
Beta Alpha Psi is an international student-led organisation for Accounting, Finance and Information Systems students. The 2020 BAP regional meeting was conducted via Zoom in April due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements.
“This is a great achievement for UTS, particularly in these challenging times. We were very impressed by our students’ ability to implement feedback and adapt to change in the current environment, as well as their strong drive to succeed,” say BAP Faculty Advisors Dr Anna Loyeung and Dr Nelson Ma.
Beta Alpha Psi builds skills in areas such as professional development, networking and mentoring, community service and presentation skills. There were three categories in the regional competition, with UTS taking first place in the Engagement category and second place in both the Innovation and Impact categories.
“Joining UTS BAP has been one of the best choices of my university career,” says second year UTS Bachelor of Business student Patrick Mousinho, who was a member of the winning Engagement category team.
“The opportunity to meet like-minded students, hone my professional skills and give back to the community has been incredibly impactful. I'm looking forward to continuing to work with BAP in the future,” he says.
“My membership has provided opportunities to network within Australia and globally with over 300 BAP chapters worldwide. I'm proud to be involved in such a high performing chapter, which has been repeatedly recognized globally as a leader in innovative practices,” Cody says.
Patrick and Cody’s presentation focused on how to integrate International students in the organisation so they have a sense of belonging and access to professional mentoring and networking opportunities.
Also representing UTS BAP in the 2020 Regional Competition were Charita Pin and Andrew Do, who placed second in the Innovation category, and Natalie Lu and Nathan Peardon who came second in the Impact category.
The Impact presentation focused on how the UTS BAP students delivered impactful professional and community service events. These included a Financial Literacy event for U@Uni students and coaching Nepalese primary students on entrepreneurship and leadership.
The Innovation presentation focused on technologies available to streamline application and recruitment process at UTS BAP.
Learn more about UTS Beta Alpha Psi.