Professional and Student Organizations

The following web sites contain career and certification information for professional accountants:

Student Memberships

College of DuPage Accounting Club

The COD Accounting Club is open to all current and potential accounting majors. Contact Kathy Horton at for more information.

College of DuPage Alpha Beta Gamma Honors Society

To be eligible to become a member of Alpha Beta Gamma, the College of DuPage Business and Technology honors society, a student must have completed 15 semester hours, have a 3.0 overall GPA and intend to concentrate study in a business or technology discipline.


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Students may join the AICPA as a Student Affiliate or as a CPA Candidate (that is, someone who is in the workforce but has not yet passed the CPA Exam). 

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is a global organization with more than 40,000 members in 125 countries dedicated to reducing the impact of fraud. It is the leading resource for anti-fraud training and educational products, providing practical solutions to professionals engaged in the prevention, detection and investigation of corporate fraud.

Institute of Management Accountants

The Fox Valley Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) typically holds annual “student night” meetings. 

Illinois CPA Society

There are two options available to COD students for membership in the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS):

  1. Full-time student membership.
  2. COD part-time student membership.

Additional information and a membership application is available at the Illinois CPA Society web site.


Contact Information

Maureen McBeth, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1732, (630) 942-2879

Bev Carlson, Program Support Specialist
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1738, (630) 942-2140

Business and Technology Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2616, 630) 942-2592

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