The Runner | Meet the Accounting College students of Kwantlen Membership
The Runner | Meet the Accounting College students of Kwantlen Membership
Members of the ASK crew from left to proper: Shubreet Kaur, Harika Kharbanda, Prabh Singh, Dhruv Kainth, Harleen Gambhir, Simrat Gill, and Micah Sherart. (Submitted)

The Accounting College students of Kwantlen Membership (ASK) prides itself on being totally different from typical college golf equipment and goals to assist accounting college students get extra expertise within the discipline earlier than commencement.

Micha Sherart, membership president, desires to provide accounting majors a spot to attach outdoors of sophistication. 

“Accounting college students are usually fairly quiet, however there are some individuals who crave that openness at college and we’re simply attempting to create a neighborhood of like-minded people,” Sherart says. 

“We wish to take accounting to the subsequent degree … so we’re doing workshops and connecting folks with trade professions, simply to type of create a extra broader neighborhood.” 

The membership was based in 2007 by Joana Li and Sean McInnes, and at the moment has over 1,200 members. Sherart joined the membership two years in the past and has been the president since January. 

“We goal to assist [accounting students] … hone their expertise. So, a number of the issues that we do is host tax clinics, so folks can be taught extra and develop on their tax gross sales,” Sherart says. 

The membership is supposed to transcend what accounting college students are studying of their courses whereas offering a chance to attach with different members and classmates. 

“If you end up going into your future profession, you’ll not solely should know who your employers are, but additionally should know who your colleagues are. All of it simply performs into one another and I believe that’s the reason it makes us so nice,” he says. 

Sherart says they’re figuring out particulars for an occasion in Could. The occasion is often held in November yearly, however Sherart is hoping to create one other one for spring. 

“We try to interact our neighborhood with extra occasions. Usually yearly we have now this occasion known as Careers and Accounting, the place we collaborate with the Profession Centre [and] join with trade professionals so college students can community with a number of professions and find out about what careers are like within the accounting discipline,” he says. 

Careers and Accounting can be one in all Sherart’s favorite recollections since becoming a member of the membership. 

“Each individual leaves with a smile and there has all the time been one thing memorable about that. There’s all the time some nice individual they’ve met and actually linked with and that simply makes me actually glad. That’s the reason we wish to have it held twice a yr as a result of it’s one thing college students look ahead to,” he says. 

At the moment the membership just isn’t concerned with the Kwantlen Scholar Affiliation, however Sherart says their merging is within the works. 

Though the membership is meant for accounting and enterprise majors, the membership is seeking to rent ambassadors who might be present Kwantlen Polytechnic College college students from any program. 

“We’re simply searching for college students who’re outgoing and wish to assist promote the membership on campus and be concerned in networking classes and workshops,” Sherart says. 

KPU college students all for becoming a member of ASK can fill out their ambassador kind at