mcc business student leadership opportunities!
Companies and organizations are often impressed by job applicants who have industry knowledge and participation. Many professional organizations and associations provide student membership opportunities allowing students to participate in meetings, attend conferences, etc. These are outstanding collaborative and networking platforms and valuable inclusions on professional profiles on Linkedin and resumes. Take a look at the organizations below and consider if membership may support your professional goals and aspirations.
NOTE: MCC is not affiliated with, and does not endorse or support, any on the below groups, associations, organizations, etc.
- American Bankers Association: Founded in 1875, the American Bankers Association represents banks of all sizes, supporting the nation’s banking industry and employees.
- American Finance Association (AFA): The purpose of The American Finance Association is to promote the knowledge of financial economics.
- American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA): The American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA), formed in 1938, provides opportunities for women in all fields of accounting and finance.
- Association for Financial Professionals, Inc. (AFP): The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) serves treasury and finance professionals.
- Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting: Established in 1972, 38 chapters, 13,000members. The leading association of Hispanics/Latinos working in finance, accounting, and related professions. Offers workshops, mentorships, and programs.
- International Federation of Accountants (IFAC): IFAC is a global organization, representing 2.5 million accountants employed.
- Latin Business Association: Since 1976, it has grown to include 1,500 members on four continents. The aim is to promote growth of Hispanic/Latino-owned companies through business development, education and advocacy.
- National Association of Black Accountants: Since 1969, this group has strived to on promote and develop minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance.
- Professional Accounting Society of America (PASA): Since 2005, PASA has focused on entry-level and mid-level associates working at accounting firms across America.
- US Black Chamber of Commerce: Seeks to support member chapters in their work developing Black enterprises.
- US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: More than 200 member chambers in the US, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Advocates/promote the success of Hispanic/Latino businesses.
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): Since 1975, the VITA program has trained volunteers to provide tax assistance to low and moderate-income taxpayers. VITA volunteers may earn CEU credits and learn the tax laws while serving their communities.