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UP Accounting Association

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cecilia Lin    Office: Franz Hall 324   Telephone: 503.943.8656

The University of Portland Accounting Association (UPAA) strives to foster community, growth, and achievement. By coordinating events like the weekly Accounting Mentoring Forum, the UPAA facilitates student mentoring, academic assistance, and community development. Each semester UPAA hosts a professional speaker series to enrich students' academic knowledge, develop awareness about potential career opportunities, and create relationships between students, alumni, and local information management professionals. UPAA plays an integral role in the fall public accounting recruiting process by hosting Speed Networking and Meet-the-Firms events at which more than 20 professionals from eight different Northwest firms attend. UPAA is a petitioning chapter of the nationally recognized Beta Alpha Psi fraternity and offers students the opportunity to develop international connections and compete in academic competitions. In 2013 UPAA members placed 2nd in the regional KPMG/Seattle University Accounting Competition and 1st in the AICPA National Case Competition. Students from all majors are encouraged to attend UPAA/BAP events.

Allysia Lesmana

Allysia Lesmana - Class of 2016

"Aside from the amazing faculty, as well as PSOB staff and coworkers, I am also grateful for being a part of the International Club this year. I got to know and work with my fellow officers, and I wouldn’t have it any other way."