Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is an international Honors Society for financial information students. The purposes of Beta Alpha Psi are to
- recognize outstanding academic achievements in the field of accounting, finance and information systems
- promote the study and practice of professional fields related to these disciplines
- provide opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing financial professionals
- encourage a sense of ethical, social and public responsibilities
A number of our students complete one or more internships during their time at Stetson. In fact, internships are highly recommended. Internships may be part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid, and taken during the academic year or the summer. Academic credit can be earned for internships meeting certain requirements. In recent years, our students have interned with "Big 4" and local accounting firms, corporations and governmental entities such as
- County of Volusia
- Brown & Brown
- Ernst & Young
- International Speedway Corporation
If you enter our accounting program, you may be eligible for scholarships from a variety of sources in addition to the financial aid offered through the University. Outstanding students may receive awards and partial scholarships for their academic achievements, funded by the Stetson University Endowment, the Stetson Business School Foundation and the FICPA, among others.
Through the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, Stetson students are trained to become IRS-certified tax preparation agents who help prepare and file tax returns for families with an income limit up to $54,000, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers.
The student volunteers complete a two-day intensive training alongside our accounting professors. Once they complete the training, they become IRS Certified where they are then able to help identify taxpayer's eligibility for the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit), Child Tax Credit and other federally sponsored credits and help them file accurate tax returns.
Students gain invaluable educational opportunities to learn about the challenges facing low-income families while honing their finance and accounting skills.
In 2019, Stetson's VITA program celebrated over $2,000,000 in tax returns generated for the community and over 2,000 total returns filed.