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Did you know that a key indicator of your success, while in school and after graduation, is how involved you are in student organizations? Below are College of Business groups and organizations. Don't see what you're interested in? Start it! Employers: We want to get you engaged with student organizations in the right way so please contact Employer Relations for more information on how you can get involved.

ACCOUNTING

❚ Beta Alpha Psi (Alpha Kappa Chapter)

Beta 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. ❯ Beta Alpha Psi Website, Advisor: Christine Yost

❚ National Association of Black Accountants

Advisor: Shea Burton

❚ SOX Fellows

A COB Selective Program: 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. ❯ SOX 404 Fellows Website, Advisor: Aaron Wilson

BUSINESS FRATERNITIES

❚ 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

❚ Delta Sigma Pi

This professional business fraternity fosters the study of business and encourages professionalism, scholarship, and social activity among members. OHIO's Alpha Omicron Chapter was founded in 1925, making Delta Sigma Pi the oldest professional business fraternity at Ohio University. Delta Sigma Pi invites all freshman, sophomores and first-semester juniors to apply for membership; hold an accumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.5 and attend rush, which is held each semester. ❯ Delta Sigma Pi Website, Advisor: Jeffrey Anderson

❚ 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. ❯ Phi Chi Theta Website, Advisor: Gabriel Giordano

CONSULTING/ENTREPRENEURSHIP

❚ Consulting Fellows

This 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. ❯ Email

FINANCE

❚ 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

❚ Derivatives Management Group

A COB Selective Program: 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. ❯ Derivatives Management Group Website, Advisor: Andrew Fodor

❚ 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

❚ Fixed Income Management Group

A COB Selective Program: OHIO's 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. ❯ Fixed Income Management Group Website, Advisor: David Stowe

❚ Student Equity Management Group

A COB Selective Program: 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. ❯ Student Equity Management Group Website, Advisor: David Stowe

HUMAN RESOURCES

❚ Society for Human Resources Management

The goal of Ohio University's SHRM 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. ❯ Society for Human Resources Management Website, Advisor: John Nobles

MARKETING

❚ 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. Annual dues-based membership is open to all majors. ❯ Advisor: Carla Childers

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

❚ 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 the ISAP website. ❯ ISAP Website, Email, Advisors: Vic Matta & Ralph Riedel

MULTICULTURAL

❚ Association of Multicultural Sports Professionals

AMSP at Ohio University was 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

❚ Black Student Business Caucus

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

❚ Junior Executive Business Student Organization

This 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

❚ National Association of Black Accountants

See listing in Accounting section

"OTHER"

❚ AIESEC

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

❚ Business Networking Group

This 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. If you are interested in meeting industry professionals, joining a family, and getting your dream job, join OHIO's Business Networking Group! ❯ Advisor: David Brown

❚ 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. ❯ Enactus Website, Advisor: Paul Benedict

❚ 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

❚ 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

❚ COB Cares

Advisor: Andrew Pueschel

SPORTS

❚ Ohio Sports Analytics Team

This 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. ❯ Ohio Sports Analytics Team Website, Advisor: Elizabeth Wanless

❚ Sigma Alpha Sigma Mu

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. ❯ Sigma Alpha Sigma Mu Website, Advisors: Scott SmithMatthew Cacciato

❚ Sport Business Administration

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 & James Kahler

❚ Sports Law and Labor Society

Ohio University's Sport Law and 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

WOMEN

❚ Association of Women in Finance

See listing in Finance section

❚ 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. ❯ OHIO Women in Business Website, Advisor: Mary Haines

 

Calling all overachievers. Join one of the College of Business's eight selective programs.

SELECTIVE PROGRAMS

❚ Derivatives Management Group

See listing in Finance section

❚ 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. ❯ Emerging Leaders Website, Advisor: Andrew Pueschel

❚ Fixed Income Management Group

See listing in Finance section

❚ Honors Program

Honors Program Website, Advisor: Gary Coombs

❚ 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. ❯ Schey Sales Centre Website, Advisor: Adam Rapp

❚ 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. ❯ Select Leaders Website, Advisor: Tammy Reynolds

❚ SOX Fellows

See listing in Accounting section

❚ Student Equity Management Group

See listing in Finance section