Monday, February 27, 2012 myBiz Blog
New Business Student Organization by Kristen Fuhremann

Interested in being part of a new business student organization? A group of students has expressed interest in developing a student-chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) at UW-Madison.  Many other campuses have strong student-chapters of NABA and there are efforts to develop a UW-Madison chapter to experience the variety of benefits of this Association. Click here to learn more about NABA and here to learn about the benefits to students.

Starting a new student organization is a lot of work and will require a strong commitment from the inaugural members. The goal is to bring together a group of students committed to laying the foundation for the long-term success of a UW-Madison NABA chapter.

If you or somebody you know may have an interest in being a part of a NABA student organization, please contact Kristen Fuhremann (kfuhremann@bus.wisc.edu) by Friday, March 2nd.  Once there is a group of interested individuals, an introductory meeting will be scheduled to determine next steps.

As you consider this opportunity, please note the following:

  • NABA is open to ALL students of all backgrounds
  • NABA encourages membership for students in a variety of business disciplines.  While the focus is on Accounting and Finance students, there are benefits to anybody pursuing a career in business.
  • NABA student-chapters are open to students at all levels, from Freshmen who are undeclared in their major to Master's candidates pursing a higher-level degree.

Please see the following quote from NABA Milwaukee Professional Chapter President, Angel Johnson:

There are many benefits to being a NABA student member and student membership is beneficial to all students.  For example NABA student members have available to them networking opportunities, internship opportunities, scholarship opportunities, and leadership development. Workshops are provided to students on resume writing, interviewing, and other topics that are of interest to our members.

Please contact Kristen Fuhremann with questions: kfuhremann@bus.wisc.edu