Founded in 1919, Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. There are over 300 chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. Benefits of Joining BAP. Receive recognition for your outstanding academic achievement network with professionals in the Tampa Bay area create contacts with firms, large and small, finding your niche, take advantage of leadership roles within the chapter, enhance your written and oral communication skills. The BAP ExperienceThe leaders of the Lambda Beta Chapter hope that while you are a part of Beta Alpha Psi, you take advantage of the many opportunities provided to you. Our chapter prides itself on heavy programming for our candidates and members. Finally, we strive to equip our chapter with skills and experiences to make each and every one of us well-rounded. Below, are some of the areas we place a major emphasis on as you live \"The BAP Experience\".Professional Speaker Series: Presentations by firms during chapter meetings focus on introducing themselves and their firms to prospective employees, us. Community Service: It is important to give back to the community in Beta Alpha Psi. Our VP of Service coordinates events throughout the entire semester.Social Events: In our industries, it is critical to keep our work-life balance in check, our board keeps that in mind by planning events that help us better get to know our peers.Exclusive Firm Networking: This is the most critical component of being a candidate in our organization. The small, quaint networking events that are planned are exclusive to BAP candidates and members. This is a great way to make an impression on recruiters.