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Frequently Asked Questions


Members of the Business Analytics and Consulting Association participate in many valuable activities throughout the semester. We bring in speakers from reputable companies who work in the fields of analytics and consulting and are interested in hiring driven individuals like yourself. Beyond our speaker meetings, we offer other enriching programming for our members in the form of skill workshops, where we present valuable professional development opportunities so that you can learn hard and soft skills that will help you land a job in analytics or consulting and hit the ground running once you start. We also offer social and service opportunities for you to impact the community and network with other students with similar interests.

By participating in our activities, you'll be well-positioned to earn the Professional Distinction, an achievement backed by the Department of Marketing at Texas A&M. The distinction will demonstrate your passion for the field to employers and is offered exclusively by our organization. You will be connected with individual learning resources to meet the additional requirements for receiving this recognition. Learn more about a Professional Distinction in Analytics & Consulting here.

400 points are required to be earned within one semester to be awarded the Professional Distinction. Members can earn points through regular speaker meetings, socials, workshops, service events, and various professional achievements such as providing proof of an internship.

Once accepted as a new member of BACA, you must pay your dues in order to be added to our organization's Canvas page. After your dues are paid, this will provide you access to our Canvas with modules for all meetings, events, and extra ways to earn points. This will make it easy to provide proof of attendance for meetings and events while allowing you to see how many points you've earned throughout the semester.

Members are given two options when paying dues: semesterly or annually. If you have paid dues for the entire year, you will only have to pay your dues once for that year. However, if you pay your dues by semester and continue to be a member, you will be required to pay for every semester you are in attendance. If you have a question about your dues, please email us at

Members can find meeting details and the latest information on our schedule, receive reminders in the GroupMe, and on socials (Instagram and Facebook).

What is the Professional Distinction?

How many points are required to earn the Professional Distinction?

How can I track my points throughout the semester?

I paid my dues last semester, do I need to pay them again?

Where can I find information about meeting times, dates, and locations?

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