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RSO Spotlight: National Association of Black Accountants

December 05, 2013, Emily Morgan


NABA members attending a student conference for the organization

This week’s featured College of Business RSO is the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).

The purpose of NABA is to bridge the opportunity gap for people of color in the accounting, finance, and business professions. Its mission is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of accounting and finance with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors.

President Vanessa Mosley said, “The goal of our student chapter is to help our members enhance their professionalism through many of the events and workshops that we conduct. Our chapter also strives to help our members obtain internships and secure post-graduation employment with some of the top companies in the accounting and finance industries. “

NABA is open to anyone majoring in Accounting, Finance, or Management Information Systems who is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. Additionally, students of any nationality are eligible to join.

NABA participates in various events throughout the year that allow students to develop professionally. Events include a visit to the “Big 4” accounting firms in St. Louis every spring, a National Conference held in June, the Regional Student Conference in October, workshops, events with their parent chapter in St. Louis, and a multitude of community service activities around campus and the Carbondale area.

NABA already has a few events on their agenda for the beginning of the spring semester.  The organization will have a table at the Spring RSO Fair, and their New Member Night will be held on January 22. The first official meeting for the semester will be held January 29.

All chapter meetings are held Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in Rehn 18. Anyone interested in becoming a member of NABA can contact Rukayat Fajolu, Vice President of Programming/Membership, at