Accounting Professional Organizations
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
The Institute of Management Accountants, an international professional organization of financial and accounting professionals, has a very active local chapter. Student membership is available for approximately $30 annually and students are welcome at chapter meetings. The chapter offers a reduced lunch or dinner rate for students. Joining this group offers an excellent way to interact with local financial professionals. IMA Spartanburg also sponsors yearly scholarships for Upstate college students. For more information about this organization, visit their website.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and its state counterpart, the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, both offer student memberships. The state membership is only $15 per year! There are many benefits to joining, not least of which is building relationships with other students and accounting professionals.