To prepare college students for a
professional career through engagement, mentoring, personal development,
exposure to the work place through internships, scholarships through our
scholarship program and public speaking/presentation skills through case
competitions. These initiatives also aim at identifying and nurturing
exceptional leaders in higher institutions. The programs that support this
Leadership Programs: Organized through our student chapters, our leadership initiatives include empowering our student chapters to have executive boards to run the affairs of their chapters which generally include, preparing a plan for each fiscal year, requesting and justifying funding for planned activities to both their schools and the professional chapter, executing the planned activities which includes coordination with service providers, engagement of speakers and resource persons, designing activities that address students' needs and gathering feedback from event participants for future planning. Executive Board members from our student chapters develop leadership skills generally not taught by any academic programs as it makes them managers and executive officers at an early stage of their professional career.
Case Competitions: Through our various case competitions we seek to support college level students develop analytical, critical thinking, presentation, public speaking and problem solving skills. It also offers prospective employers the opportunity to assess the non-technical skills of college student members outside of an interview situation. Our two leading case competitions are;
- Bentley Business Bowl held in February of each year at Bentley University open only to students of Bentley University and;
- Case competition at the AMBC held in October each year, open to all students from NABA Chapter Universities and Colleges.
Mock Interview and Resume Critique: We help prepare our college student members through a series of "interview readiness" events. These include education about internships, hiring, interviewing and recruiting processes in general. It also focuses on developing social skills to better prepare our members for the work place. We hold various events to review resumes of members, hold mock-interviews and provide feedback to members and offer guidance on appearance, dress and carriage. These activities enable our college students better prepare for internships and interviews.
Some of our key activities include, the "Elements of Success," a partnership with EY. Mock Interview and Resume Critique, in partnership with PwC and KPMG.
Eastern Region Student Conference or ERSC: The conference will include two and one-half days of workshops, seminars and interview sessions, all designed to better prepare minority students for careers in accounting and financial management disciplines.
The objectives of the conference include:
- To encourage student involvement in NABA and to assist in the development of leadership skills.
- To provide an opportunity for students and professionals to share their goals and objectives.
- To augment students' skills and expand their knowledge through challenging seminars.
- To provide a forum to discuss student issues and to present positive alternative resolutions.
- To provide opportunities for students to develop and exhibit their organizational and planning skills.
- To facilitate maximum attendance and participation by students and professionals.
- To provide a cost-effective method for corporations to interview qualified minority students.
- To provide an opportunity for students to interview for entry-level positions and internships