The School of Business offers ample opportunities for students to participate in organizations that enrich their academic experience. Student clubs generally have an academic area of focus, but also offer leadership, professional networking, and social opportunities. While each group has a faculty advisor, the clubs are student led.
Several of the clubs organize trips to visit companies and organizations within their industry. Students get to experience a snapshot of life in the real-world and meet professionals in their future field. All of the clubs have bulletin boards along the main first floor business hallway in Hartwell, so check them frequently for information on meeting schedules and upcoming events.
This student organization is very active and is focused on professional development and networking with accounting professionals. The Accounting Society meets on a bi-weekly basis and sponsors a variety of speakers to help club members understand the rich opportunities in the profession.
This student group focuses on those interested in a career in Finance. In addition to guest speakers and social events, the club has organized teams to compete in various simulated trading competitions, including the prestigious Rotman International Trading Competition in Toronto.
This club focuses on students who are interested in conducting business in the global marketplace. The goal of the club is to create and promote a channel through which students can raise awareness of international business and its environment. To fulfill this goal, the club sponsors guest speakers, debates, annual trips to business events and other excursions to expose its members to networking and educational opportunities.
This club focuses on the interests of marketing majors. The club plans a variety of activities including field trips, professional speakers, and other events that deepen the understanding of how marketing works and what opportunities the field offers. In previous years, the club took a trip to the annual National Direct Marketing Conference in New York City, which was a highlight of the year.
The Network is a student-directed organization that seeks to help students establish and build their professional network, regardless of major. Through its meetings, events, and activities, the Network seeks to network business students to each other, other campus constituencies, local business professionals and organizations, alumni, and the community at large. We are particularly interested in helping transfer and commuting students connect with the broader campus community. Active members of the Network have myriad opportunities to develop or enhance their leadership and community service profiles; this helps students build a competitive resume. Interested students should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive information about upcoming meetings and events.
Eagle Diesel is a student planned, developed, and operated company that is purposed to produce biodiesel for the campus. The program and the project were founded with help from Professors John Gardner and Kyongsei Sohn, and in association with Dave Turkow the former Assistant Director of Environmental Health and Safety. The program engages several departments, utilizing differentiation in student abilities and backgrounds; currently the program draws from the School of Business Administration and Economics and the Departments of Chemistry and Environmental Science.