Student Engagement Opportunities

There are various ways to meet and connect with our students! Whether you are new to Auburn recruiting or a frequent campus visitor, there are always ways to get, and stay involved.

Become a Beta Alpha Psi Professional Partner!

A premier way to reach our students is through Beta Alpha Psi Professional Partner sponsorship. We always accept Professional Partners at the Plainsman sponsorship level; Eagle & Tiger levels are available as capacity allows. For more information regarding Professional Partners, please email faculty advisor Colby Lakas (

Opportunities For All Employers

If you are already a Beta Alpha Psi Professional Partner or are interested in different ways to be involved, please see the following ways to reach students that are available to all employers.

Host a Social

“Social” is a broad term for various types of relationship-building activities and/or events. Hosting a social is a great way to meet many students in a single setting. Socials can range from a drop-in meeting to large themed events. For a list of common venues (to fit all social types) and a calendar of available dates and times, visit the following pages:

Social Venue Ideas

Recruiting Event Calendar

Be a Guest Lecturer

Guest lecturing in accounting courses is a great way to reach prospective interns and employees. To facilitate guest lecture opportunities, you are welcome to reach out directly to professors listed in the faculty directory linked below. The best time to contact professors is before the start of a new semester when they are planning their syllabus (early August for fall and early January for spring). If you do not have a pre-existing relationship with a faculty member and need an introduction, please contact the BAP faculty advisor (Colby Lakas).

School of Accountancy Faculty Listing

Post on Handshake

Employers are encouraged to utilize Handshake, our career and recruiting portal, to advertise events or job openings.The Harbert College of Business has an in-house career center called the Office of Professional and Career Development (OPCD) that promotes various career opportunities through Handshake. Once you have an approved employer account, you can post upcoming socials, schedule on-campus interviews, or collect resumes for internship or full-time positions. If you have any questions or issues related to Handshake, please reach out to Joshlyn Bess (, the Employer Relations Coordinator in the OPCD.


OPCD Website

Advertise on the SOA Blog

We maintain our own School of Accountancy blog to advertise anything and everything that an accounting major needs to know. If you would like to drive traffic to a Handshake posting, invite students to a social event/info session, or publicize a unique opportunity, the Blog can be your mouthpiece!  Email any graphics and/or text you would like displayed with the post to Colby Lakas. Blog posts are digested in the form of a recruiting newsletter that is sent to all accounting majors every Wednesday during regular semesters.

SOA Blog

Want to Recruit Other Harbert College of Business Majors?

Each academic department within the HCOB boasts a “Program Champion,” a non-tenure track faculty member tasked with recruiting and professional development related responsibilities. Contact info for these Program Champions is below.