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Student Organizations

Get involved. Gain experience. Be successful.

Did you know that a key indicator of your success, while in school and after graduation, is how involved you are in student organizations?  Here are the options from the College of Business.  Don't see what you're interested in? Maybe you could start a new one!

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AIESEC OHIO

Ohio University is developing a chapter of the largest international student-run organization in the world, AIESEC. The organization focuses on empowering young people for peace and the fulfillment of humankind potential through international internship opportunities as well as community development all over the world. AIESEC has been facilitating youth leadership activities as well as international internships & volunteer experiences for over 65 years, developing a global learning environment across 124 countries & territories. Advisor: Michael Geringer, geringer@ohio.edu.

Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest fraternity in the nation. Its members are offered the opportunity for brotherhood, leadership, unity and education. Alpha Kappa Psi is open to all business majors and minors interested in professional development as well as the social aspects of a fraternity. There is a ten-week pledge program required before full membership can be obtained. Dues are $115 each fall and winter quarter. Attendance at weekly meetings is required. Advisor: Colin Gabler, gabler@ohio.edu.

American Marketing Association

The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the essential community for marketers. Membership in the Ohio University Chapter of AMA offers many benefits from career resources, platforms for professional development and experiential learning, execution of chapter events, leadership development, and participation in numerous competitions. Current annual dues are $80 and membership is open to all majors. Advisor: Carla Childers, childerc@ohio.edu.

Association of Multicultural Sports Professionals (AMSP)

Association of Multicultural Sports Professionals at Ohio University is being established to support and promote diversity in the sport workforce. It is our duty to build each other professionally through workshops, events and the guidance of the Department of Sports Administration to successfully transition comfortably into a graduate program or professional sports career. Advisor: Christina Wright, wrightc3@ohio.edu.

Association of Women in Finance

The mission of the Association of Women in Finance is to support and encourage women with interest in working in and/or learning about finance. To promote and support this goal, we will pair new members with an experienced mentor who has background in finance, similar interests, and real world experience to make their first few years in the College of Business as good as it possibly can be. We also will hold bi-weekly meetings to learn about various topics in finance, hear speakers from the financial world, and help develop necessary skills for applying for internships and jobs such as resume building and interview etiquette. Advisor: Travis Davidson, davidsot@ohio.edu.

Association of Women in Sport Management (AWSM)

The Association of Women in Sport Management helps connect undergraduate women in the sport management field with other professional women in order to help further the involvement of women in the sports field. Advisor: Christina Wright, wrightc3@ohio.edu.

Beta Alpha Psi – Alpha Kappa Chapter/Accounting Club

BAP LogoBeta Alpha Psi is the National Honors Organization for financial information professionals. It was established in 1919 to encourage and recognize scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accounting. Through the years, the organization has grown to include finance and information systems students. The Alpha Kappa Chapter was founded at Ohio University in 1952 and since has become one of the most actively involved organizations in the Athens community. Advisor: Christine Yost, yostc@ohio.edu.

Black Student Business Caucus

Black Student Business Caucus was established in 1988. Its purpose is to introduce students to the issues of excellence and diversity as well as techniques necessary for survival in the corporate arena. Members participate in an annual business trip, excellence conferences, community service, and current events discussions. Dues are $10 per quarter and meetings are held weekly. Advisor: Beatrice Selotlegeng, selotleg@ohio.edu.

Consulting Fellows

The Consulting Fellows Program equips Ohio University’s future leaders with the necessary skills for a successful career in consulting, as entrepreneurs,  or any aspect of business. The program’s components ­– Consulting, Training, Workshops, Networking, Startup Support, Mentorship and leadership are organized by the Ohio University Consulting Fellows; in order to help better develop any individual of Ohio University to best prepare them for their future careers. To learn more, contact consultingfellows2012@gmail.com.

Delta Sigma Pi

This professional business fraternity designed to foster the study of business and encourage professionalism, scholarship and social activity among members. The Alpha Omicron Chapter was founded in 1925, making Delta Sigma Pi the oldest professional business fraternity on the Ohio University campus. Prospective members must be a second-quarter freshmen or an upperclassman with at least five quarters remaining; hold an accumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.5; and attend rush, which is held during fall and winter quarters. Advisor: Jeff Anderson, andersoj@ohio.edu.

Enactus

Make a difference in your community while developing the skills to become a socially responsible business leader! Enactus is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Advisor: Paul Benedict, Benedict@ohio.edu.

Financial Management Association

The goal of the Financial Management Association is to serve our members and Ohio University by developing professional and social skills outside the walls of the classroom. We are a diverse group of students gathered together to help each other succeed within the corporate environment. The benefits of membership include exposure to the financial industry, networking opportunities, and affiliation with our international chapter. Our organization is open to Ohio University business majors and minors with an interest in business and finance. Advisor: Luke McElfresh, mcelfrel@ohio.edu.

ISAP

Information Systems and Analytics Professionals (ISAP) is a student-run organization geared toward MIS and Business Analytics majors within Ohio University's College of Business. We host weekly meetings where members network with industry professionals, learn about technology trends, and gain insights about the skills sought by employers. ISAP helps to develop passionate young adults who are ready to learn and share their knowledge to help businesses leverage technology in a dynamic environment. Want to join? Come to a meeting! All of our events are posted on OUISAP.com. Please reach out to OhioUniversityISAP@gmail.com for any questions. Advisors: Vic Matta, matta@ohio.edu, and Ralph Riedel, riedelr@ohio.edu.

Junior Executive Business Student Organization

The Junior Executive Business Student Organization comes from a high school program that allows students to participate in a week-long business project. Since then, participants who have decided to enroll at Ohio University matriculate into this organization of professional development, mentorship and fun. We strive to demonstrate multicultural excellence in the College of Business by hosting various professional events such as career fair and internship preps, LinkedIn workshops, and business seminars. Advisor: Beatrice Selotlegeng, selotleg@ohio.edu.

Ohio Sports Analytics Team

The Ohio Sports Analytics Team is a body for undergraduate students focused on deliberating developments in the field of analytics, providing hands on experience with statistical data and information systems, and preparing members for life in the industry. Advisor: Elizabeth Wanless, wanless@ohio.edu.

OHIO Women in Business

OHIO Women in Business (OWIB) is a professional student organization founded on three pillars: attract, develop, and launch. The organization strives to attract women to the College of Business and field of business. OWIB focuses on development through various speakers and events on topics such as salary negotiation, resume building, LinkedIn, and conflict management in order to successfully launch members into the workforce upon graduation. The organization provides outstanding support, development, and a sense of community to women interested in pursuing careers in business. The group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Advisor: Mary Haines, hainesm@ohio.edu.

OU Entrepreneurship Club

Gain the tools to bring your business ideas to life! OUE members are taught the skills to become better leaders and entrepreneurs. Members network with like-minded people, meet and listen to guest speakers, and manage different sectors of the organization. Advisor: Paul Benedict, Benedict@ohio.edu.

OU Book Club

Our group focuses on reading various genres of books and articles that help us learn and develop new skills in our specialized fields. This can be as extensive as success books, or as concentrated as financial investing. Our group is not a traditional book club where everyone reads the same book. Anyone can read whatever they like and is able to share what they have learned during our group meetings. The whole purpose of reading is to connect with the ideas on the page and develop new ones. Creative thinking is what we inspire in our group. Advisor: Chauncey Joyce, joycec1@ohio.edu.

Phi Chi Theta

The purpose of Phi Chi Theta is to promote the cause of higher business education and training for all individuals; to foster high ideals for everyone pursuing a career in business; to encourage fraternity and cooperation among people preparing for such careers; and to stimulate the spirit of sacrifice and unselfish devotion to the attainment of such ends. Phi Chi Theta consists of members interested in all areas of business who are driven to develop their professional skills. Members benefit from resume critiques, mock interviews, internship panels, etiquette dinners, and regular professional networking opportunities. Advisor: Gabriel Giordano, giordano@ohio.edu.

Professional Networking Group

Professional Networking Group is an organization that strives to help its members succeed. Our goal is to help each member get their dream job. We teach the proper way to navigate the job market and how to achieve your occupational goals. We also meet industry professionals and build connections with real employers for high profile companies. Professional Networking group also holds group events and socials so members can bond and build relationships. Our meetings are on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in Bentley 240. If you are interested in meeting industry professionals, joining a family, and getting your dream job, join Professional Networking Group! Advisor: David Brown, brownd16@ohio.edu.

Sigma Alpha Sigma Mu (ΣΑΣΜ)

Sigma Alpha Sigma Mu was established in 2012 at Ohio University, as the first professional sport management fraternity in the nation. The fraternity provides a platform for highly involved and academically excellent undergraduate sport management students to prepare and develop professionally for a career in the sport industry. Members must be students in an undergraduate program offered by the Department of Sports Administration and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.80 or higher. Advisors: Scott Smith, smiths14@ohio.edu and Matthew Cacciato, cacciato@ohio.edu.

Ohio University Society for Human Resource Management

OU SHRM's goal is to provide our members with information about the field of HR and the career opportunities within it by spreading the word about the HR concentration, bringing in speakers from different areas of expertise, visiting companies, networking with HR professionals, participating in externships, working with other nearby professional and student chapters, and meeting other students with an HR interest. Advisor: John Nobles, nobles@ohio.edu.

Sports Business Association

The Ohio University Sports Business Association is an organization of individuals who wish to enhance their educational experience outside of the classroom with like-minded individuals who are all working toward a common goal of improving themselves and their peers through practical experiences. Advisors: Anne Brackley, brackley@ohio.edu and James Kahler, kahler@ohio.edu

Sports Law and Labor Society

The Sport Law & Labor Society is a transitioning student organization. This year we will focus on professional development, career exploration, and aspects of law and labor in sports. We will accomplish this through workshops, informational interviews, and outside club events. This organization will teach you the basics of the broad industry of sports and teach you important tips to be successful in it. Advisor: Brandon Wright, wrightb4@ohio.edu.

Student Center for the Public Trust

The Student Center for the Public Trust provides an interactive environment where ethical business behaviors and ideas can flourish, while creating opportunities for students to network with the business community and develop professional leadership skills. SCPT chapters are supported by the NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT), which has staff and resources available to help chapters maximize their effectiveness. The CPT staff works to create opportunities for students to network with the business community and learn how to market themselves in the job market after graduation. Advisor: Aaron Wilson, wilsona5@ohio.edu.

 

Looking for a challenge? Consider joining one of the College of Business's eight selective programs.

Derivatives Management Group

The Derivatives Management Group manages $5,000 in equity and ETF options for the Ohio University Finance Department. The group has the unique ability to take a directional view on the market to hedge against systematic risk. DMG is the youngest of the three investment management groups on campus, having been found in 2013. The group frequently engages in conference calls with alumni, networking trips, and educational seminars to enrich the knowledge and experience of its members. Advisor: Andrew Fodor, fodora@ohio.edu.

Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders is a program dedicated to assisting young professionals develop their professional and personal skill sets. Through a high-touch transformational experience, students will be provided with the tools to become effective leaders. Students will then apply the learned techniques through executive engagement meetings/seminars and service leadership opportunities that we coordinate as an organization. Our goal is to strengthen our members' intrapersonal skills and professional skill sets, while mentoring them to realize their maximum leadership potential. Eligible sophomores with a 3.0 GPA or above can apply in the spring. Advisor: Andrew Pueschel, pueschel@ohio.edu.

Student Fixed Income Management Group

The OHIO Fixed Income Management Group also manages $2.8 million in Ohio University Foundation funds. Students in this organization learn research and investment methodologies to strategically manage fixed-income investment portfolios. The group conducts regular conference calls with alumni and investment professionals to discuss current economic events and appropriate investment strategies. The group also gains exposure to investment banks and investment management firms through annual networking trips. This is a great opportunity for underclassmen to get involved and gain experience in the financial markets. Advisor: David Stowe, stowed@ohio.edu.

Honors Program

Schey Sales Centre

From humble beginnings to a nationally renowned program, the Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre was one of the first programs in the country to begin preparing undergraduate students for a career in professional sales. What started with 12 students in 1997 has grown to over 560 in 2017. Our highly selective program, that welcomes students from every major in the university, features a 25% acceptance rate and has become a staple of undergraduate education at Ohio University. An average Schey graduate has received over 500 hours of sales training and participated in internships, role plays, professional development workshops, sales competitions, personal self-assessments, and much more. We currently partner with 48 companies on the cutting-edge of collegiate sales recruiting by connecting our students to our partners via exclusive recruiting events. Advisor: Adam Rapp, rappa@ohio.edu.

Select Leaders

The goal of Select Leaders is to accelerate the personal growth, professional development, and leadership identity of hand selected high-potential students within the College of Business by using principle-based leadership practices. Select Leaders begins the process of discovering their leadership potential through leadership curriculum like "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and self-assessments such as LIFO. We get to apply what we have learned during engagements with real-world executives by going on networking trips to engage with professionals in cities across the country. All of these opportunities result in members using our leadership skills to serve others through mentoring younger students in the program and leading other student organizations on campus. Advisor: Tammy Reynolds, reynoldt@ohio.edu.

SOX Fellows

The Ohio University SOX 404 Fellowship has the pleasure of performing an external audit of the Ohio University Foundation. This includes documenting and assessing internal controls. On top of the Ohio University Foundation audit, the Fellowship also performs audits for student organizations that receive EAB funding. Selected students get the opportunity to gain real-world experience while working with some of the leading accounting professionals. Advisor: Aaron Wilson, wilsona5@ohio.edu.

Student Equity Management Group

The OHIO Student Equity Management Group manages more than $4.4 million in Ohio University Foundation funds. The student-run group selects investments for their long only equity portfolio, consistently beating the S&P 500. SEMG is an experience that includes incredible learning opportunities, valuable mentoring, and professional development opportunities like visiting financial firms and attending conferences. The group has a 100 percent placement rate with students competing at the highest level for jobs and internships. Advisor: David Stowe, stowed@ohio.edu.