Outside of the classroom, your business education continues through your involvement with business student associations and professional business fraternities. You will develop new interests and friendships, expand your knowledge of business disciplines, broaden your networks of SCU students and alumni, and participate in professional and social events. Your work with student organizations also gives you the opportunity to expand your leadership capabilities.
Connecting through the Presidents Council
The vision of the President's Council is to provide a meeting ground for leaders of student-run business organizations to collaborate and unleash their full potential. The meetings consist of updates from each member's organization to provide communication on collaboration opportunities between these student-run business-focused organizations. The second portion of President's Council consists of professional development opportunities for members. Meet the 2023-24 Presidents Council.
Leavey School of Business Student Associations
Alpha Kappa Psi is the nation’s oldest and largest co-ed professional business fraternity on campus. Since AKPsi’s founding in 1904, we have grown to 230 active chapters and have initiated over 278,000 brothers. The Psi Omega chapter at Santa Clara University was founded in 2005 and includes over 75 active brothers in the College of Arts & Sciences, Leavey School of Business, and School of Engineering. We strive to hold up our core values - unity, service, integrity, and brotherhood to continue being recognized as the premier developer of business leaders.
Our mission is to support African American/Black students and other underrepresented groups with their business affiliated aspirations through professional exposure, professional development opportunities, and community involvement. Here is a video about the association.
Delta Sigma Pi is a co-ed, professional business fraternity with chapters at 303 universities around the world and over 285,000 members total. Founded in 1950, the Gamma Xi chapter at SCU is committed to developing the next generation of holistic and conscientious business professionals, helping members grow their professional networks, develop their business acumen, and ignite their passion for philanthropy. Delta Sigma Pi connects business students to a network of like-minded individuals not only in the same business program, but also throughout the world. Make life-long friends, develop professionally, and be a part of an unforgettable experience during your time at Santa Clara. Click here for more information on Delta Sigma Pi, or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SCU Economics Student Association is a student organization dedicated to offering networking opportunities to Economics majors and minors in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the Leavey School of Business. The association organizes informal and formal events and activities that are designed to help students build relationships with professors, alumni, potential employers, and each other. During the 2022-2023 school year, ESA put on a series of events geared toward students such as social events with recruiters, trivia nights with professors, seminars with industry-experienced Alumni, and hosting the former Federal Trade Commissioner for his presentation on antitrust economics. We are hoping to create further engagement within Economics majors and add to our leadership board, so please reach out to the Association President, email@example.com, or Co-President, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information. Feel free to contact us through our social media as well! Instagram: @scueconomics Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/esa-at-santa-clara-university-5a77201b6
The Santa Clara Entrepreneurship Association (SCEA) is a student organization with the goal of promoting and fostering the entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley on campus. SCEA leverages SCU’s location in the heart of the innovation economy to connect students with local startups and founders through company tours, on campus talks, and workshops designed to support and accelerate student entrepreneurs.
The Santa Clara University Finance Association is committed to progressing members’ network connections and overall professional development in order to prepare for successful long-term careers. Through the use of educational programs, networking events, guest speakers, career development workshops and resources, and community engagement, we attempt to provide the best resources and knowledge available to further expand and strengthen the relationship of the SCU Finance student body.
Get Virtual work with local small businesses to give them the digital tools they need to be successful in a digital world. We help businesses extend their operations from the traditional in-person format, to a more virtual format so that they can compete in an ever changing business world. We place small engagement teams consisting of Santa Clara students with small businesses around the bay.
Santa Clara University's ISA Student Network (ISN), housed in the Information Systems and Analytics department is for students interested in opportunities intersecting business and technology! This is a valuable student network particularly for undergraduate Management Information Systems majors and minors, Accounting Information Systems majors, as well as Business Analytics minors. Business students interested in technology or technical students interested in business, ISN is the perfect club to bridge the connection between business and technology! Throughout the year, ISN will host information sessions and workshops with consulting and technology firms in the Bay Area, and provide you with the opportunity to grow your skills and network with industry professionals.
LBSA is dedicated to fostering a collaborative community of aspiring Latino business leaders who wish to pursue a career. We promote an environment for LBSA members to develop strong personal and professional relationships with the Latino community inside and outside of Leavey School of Business, and look for members who excel academically and want to make a positive impact in the world.
The Microfinance Association is committed to promote microfinance within the SCU community and assist local nonprofits to alleviate the extreme poverty by designing microfinance programs and providing microfinance loans to entrepreneurs locally and globally. The Microfinance Association is perfect for any student who is interested in both business and philanthropy.
Phi Chi Theta is a national coeducational professional fraternity in business and economics. Founded on June 16, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, Phi Chi Theta continues to grow and now has 41 Collegiate and Alumni chapters and 23,000 members across the country. Our purpose 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. The Zeta Psi chapter at SCU is taking its first steps in Fall 2021 with the mission to provide an opportunity to develop and practice those professional leadership skills and abilities necessary to succeed in the business community.
The Retail Studies Program provides undergraduates in every field the necessary skills, knowledge, and contacts to begin a career in retailing as true industry insiders. Through the combination of up-to-date curriculum taught by nationally recognized faculty scholars, our strong relationships with industry executives, and an extensive support network to help students find internships and jobs after graduation, the Retail Studies Program has developed hundreds of graduates into the current and future leaders of the retailing industry. Click here to learn more about RSSA.
Santa Clara Consulting is the premier student-led consulting organization that works directly with firms—ranging from Fortune 500 to start-ups—to help solve their real-world problems and gain hands-on experience. Santa Clara Consulting also works to provide professional development and networking opportunities for those interested in the consulting industry. For more information, or to join the mailing list, please contact email@example.com, or find us on LinkedIn and Instagram.
The purpose of the club is to create a hub for students interested in venture capital, startups, entrepreneurship, innovation, and to generate interest in VC. The club also aims to cultivate talent for SCU’s Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) team through education. Get involved in the VC club! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
The Santa Clara University Accounting Association (SCUAA) is a student-run organization that provides undergraduate accounting majors with professional and social activities designed to stimulate and develop the skills and relationships essential to an accounting career. Although membership in SCUAA is limited to students who have declared accounting or accounting information systems as a major, SCUAA also strives to provide a space for students interested in accounting to explore the major and create valuable connections. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Santa Clara Investment Banking Club’s goal is to assist Santa Clara students to land jobs in Investment Banking, an industry that is both prestigious and notoriously hard to break into. The club helps students to do this by teaching them the necessary networking skills and hosting networking events that will enable them to land interviews with investment banks. Additionally, the club helps students to prepare to be successful in these challenging interviews through weekly interview prep instructional meetings. Weekly meetings occur Thursdays in the evenings. Feel free to reach out to us at SCUIBClub@gmail.com for more info about the meeting schedule/how you can get involved!
The Santa Clara Investment Club is a division of the greater Santa Clara Investment Fund. While the Investment Fund involves a selective recruiting process, the Investment Club is open to all students and welcomes everybody no matter their prior knowledge of finance or investing. The Investment Club will focus on introducing students to the world of finance through educational content, guest speakers, and simulated investing. All students of any major and skill level are welcome. To find out more about club announcements you join the Discord through our website and look for the Investment Club channel.
Santa Clara Investment Fund - The Santa Clara Investment Fund (SCIF) is LSB’s premier financial management organization. We partner with LSB to provide students with hands on training and the opportunity to manage a portion of the school’s endowment in a student-run portfolio. Our goal is to build financial literacy among students and provide the stepping stone for success in careers and finance and beyond. We leverage our unique industry connections, alumni network, and operational resources to supply our members with a leading professional pipeline. Feel free to email us with any inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Undergraduate Marketing Association (UMA) aims to help students gain insights on marketing-related careers. Through events such as speakers, panels, workshops, company tours, and more, UMA assists undergrad’s efforts in learning about the marketing industry. Also, UMA focuses on creating connections between our members with alumni and professions in the marketing world. Follow us on Instagram @scuuma or email email@example.com for more information!
Undergraduate Women in Business (WiB) is a student-run network that strives to enhance the professional and academic experience of all collegiate young women. We empower our members by providing them with networking opportunities, alumni connections, leadership workshops, coffee chats with corporate executives, and a mentorship program. Our goal is to develop a community of women who have the skills and confidence necessary to succeed in whatever future career path they choose to pursue. Please feel free to check out our website, follow us on social media, subscribe to our monthly newsletters.
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Santa Clara Women In Investment is a professional student-run organization that focuses on empowering womxn to learn about investing. Our mission is to empower college women through education in different areas of finance, ranging from venture capital to investment banking.
The Women’s Network is the largest collegiate women’s networking organization in the nation, focused on connecting collegiate and recently graduated women to each and to leaders across many industries.