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 2021-22 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.
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 opportunities to students of all majors/minors at Santa Clara University. The association works to organize enjoyable and enriching events and activities that are designed to help students build relationships with professors, alumni, and each other. If you have any interest in economics, or want to learn more about related topics please join!
The Santa Clara University Finance Association is committed to progressing the network connections and overall development of students’ financial principals, technical skills, and education within the Santa Clara community. Through influential guest speakers, panel discussions, and bi-weekly member meetings we attempt to provide the best resources and knowledge available to further develop and strengthen our 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.
The ISA Student Network provides the opportunities and resources necessary for students studying MIS, AIS, and Business Analytics to go beyond the classroom. We host panels, info sessions, and resume reviews in joint ventures with Silicon Valley companies such as Accenture, Cisco, Deloitte, and more. Our largest event of the year, BroncoHack, allows students to create a product that aids those in need in our local and global communities. Anyone with an interest in the intersection between technology and business is welcome to join, no matter what major you are studying! Click here to learn more about the club.
As LBSA, we strive to empower Latinx students so they can both enter the business world and thrive in a professional environment. We also aim to create an environment where students can develop the skills they need while creating a network of resources that will continue to support them after graduation.
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.
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.
OneUp leads a variety of student-run initiatives with the on-campus resources as needed to create a self-sustaining entrepreneurship community that invites collaboration across all disciplines and interests.
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 a not for profit, student-run consulting group. We are comprised of exceptional undergraduate students at Santa Clara University to serve the community with our innovative and strategic solutions. We also aim to provide Santa Clara students with opportunities to gain exposure to and learn about the consulting industry.
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 email@example.com 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.
SCU Investment Club teaches students the fundamentals of investing and personal money management.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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