Joining ALPFA as a student provides many programs and benefits to aspiring Latino students. Memberships include access to scholarship opportunities, professional development workshops, networking with corporate sponsors & recruiters, and discounts on various ALPFA events. Your local student chapter will also work directly with the ALPFA Philadelphia professional chapter to provide you with the best advice, job opportunities, and personal mentoring.
Student Members are entitled to significant discounts on national convention registration fees. National student programs and events include:
ALPFA Annual Convention
The event brings together students and professionals from across the U.S.
Professional development sessions and networking opportunities with countless sponsoring companies.
Career-enhancing workshops designed to prepare students for the work environment.
Career fairs involved dozens of companies share and highlight careers opportunites, products or services that their organization offers to students.
Student Members are entitled to significant discounts on annual convention registration fees.
ALPFA’s Annual Scholarship Program
ALPFA offers scholarships to students, in the US or Puerto Rico, who are pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage those students who have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need to continue pursuing their professional careers. Over the past 3 years, ALPFA has awarded students over $457,000 in scholarship money. Visit our News page to see Philadelphia's winners!
Case Study Competition
KPMG sponsors the ALPFA student case study competition, which brings together accounting students from over 30 schools to solve complex accounting cases and present their findings to KPMG and ALPFA accounting professionals at ALPFA’s annual national convention. The competition teams students with KPMG professionals for several months of case preparation. The KPMG advisor provides their knowledge, experience, and time to assist the students as they research potential solutions to their cases. The experience exposes the students to the possibilities of what it may be like to work at a Big Four firm.
Regional Student Symposiums
A program designed specifically to foster professional development, training, and career growth.