Clubs for Business Students
Albers Clubs and Student Organizations provide opportunities to develop leadership skills, broaden social and professional backgrounds, and contribute to the University and to the community. Some of the more popular reasons to become involved include:
- The social atmosphere
- Exposure to professionals in the business community (networking is the number one way people find jobs)
- Involvement in community service projects
- Interaction with other students who have the same academic and professional goals and ambitions
- Increased contact with Albers School faculty
- Resume enhancement with activities outside the classroom.
Albers Clubs and Student Organization Offices are located in Pigott 110.
Albers Business Clubs
Albers Investment Club, for those interested in investing
Faculty Sponsors: David Carrithers, Finance Senior Lecturer; Ruben Trevino, PhD
Visit the Albers Investment Club website.
The goal of the Investment Club is to give members a "real world" opportunity to learn about investing. The principal activity of the club is managing a portfolio of real dollars. In addition, the club studies various investment strategies, sponsors guest speakers, field trips to companies and organizations in the investment community, and other activities. University students from all academic majors are welcome to participate.
Alpha Kappa Psi, the business majors' club
Faculty Sponsor: Colette Hoption, PhD
Visit the Alpha Kappa Psi website.
AKPsi is the oldest and largest professional business fraternity in the nation. The Seattle University chapter is the strongest in the Northwest region, as well as one of the strongest chapters nationwide. AKPsi aims to supplement your leadership and social skills before you enter the work force. AKPsi sponsors many social and educational events and undertakes projects which aid the community and the Albers School. Admittance to membership occurs quarterly. All candidates participate in a fun and educational rush process.
Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor's club
Faculty Sponsor: Sarah Bee, Accounting Senior Lecturer
Visit the Beta Alpha Psi website.
The Accounting Society is open to all accounting majors. Members have an opportunity to be involved in a variety of activities. Through involvement in the club, you have contact with many of the employers who will be conducting the hiring process - which is helpful as you begin your job search. The Accounting Society prides itself on the quality of community support it provides through such programs as VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and the St. James Soup Kitchen.
BAP is an honor society with an entrance requirement of a 3.0 GPA and certain advanced accounting classes. As the premier professional accounting and business information fraternity, BAP recognizes academic excellence and complements members' education by providing interaction between students, faculty, and professionals, and fosters lifelong growth, service, and ethical conduct.
The 76th annual BAP Convention was held at the Dolphin Resort of Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.
Superior Chapter Award
For the fifth year in a row, our chapter of Beta Alpha Psi received a Superior Chapter Award at the recent American Accounting Association annual meeting in San Francisco.
Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor society
Faculty Sponsor: Fred DeKay, PhD
Visit the Seattle University BGS website or the Beta Gamma Sigma Society web site.
By invitation only. Established in 1913, BGS is a national honor society for students majoring in business and management at schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, AACSB International. Only students ranked in the top 10% of their undergraduate program and the top 20% of their master's program are eligible for invitation to membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, which is extended each spring quarter.
Faculty Sponsors: Leo Simpson, PhD, Sue Oliver
(206) 296-2549 for Dr. Simpson, (206) 220-8534 for Ms. Oliver
Visit the Seattle U. Enactus website
The Seattle University Enactus team is dedicated to serving and engaging our worldwide community. We collaborate with businesses and organizations to create and implement sustainable service projects locally, nationally, and globally. Our focus is to help those in needs while evoking ethical business practices. Through grants and sponsorships Enactus is able to build projects with measurable impact. In executing these projects, we not only demonstrate our commitment to fostering professional, responsible development, but we also highlight our desire for personal growth. Overall, SU Enactus team’s vision is to be the catalyst for positive change in the worldwide community by empowering people in need through educational outreach; we recognize knowledge is key to fostering sustainability.
Currently, the Seattle University Enactus team is working with businesses and organizations such as Sam’s Club, HSBC, Bank of America, Campbell Soup Company, Walmart, the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, Safeway, Fred Meyer, the American Free Enterprise Partnership (US Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber), General Electric, Microsoft, the Gates Foundation, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Seattle's Hope Place for Women and Children , The Village Net, Ashesi University in Ghana, and several others organizations committed to entrepreneurship and improving the lives (and livelihood) of individuals in their local and global communities. Our initiatives focus around bettering the lives of the homeless in Seattle with job training and employment, improving the global climate with environmental sustainability projects, global outreach in Ghana with computer education and training, and helping small businesses in the area become more profitable and sustainable.
Global Business Club, for those interested in international business
Faculty Sponsor: Peter Raven, PhD
Visit the Global Business Club web site.
The Global Business Club is open to all students interested in discussing the impact of culture on the global economy. Meet with other students, faculty, and professionals to learn more about business at the international level.
Information Systems Club, for information systems majors
Faculty Sponsor: James Lee, PhD
Visit the Information Systems Club website.
The Association of Electronic Commerce and Information Systems -AECIS club is open to anyone with a strong interest in business and technology. The club's primary purpose is to help support and prepare students to make the transition from the academic world to the business world with a competitive advantage. By joining the association, students will be exposed to job contacts, emerging technologies, and information about career and leadership opportunities. The club also conducts tutorials on web design and other technological skills.
Marketing Club, the association for marketing majors
Faculty Sponsor: C. Jay Lambe, PhD
Visit the Marketing Club website.
The Marketing Club is open to students interested in learning about the different aspects and job opportunities available within the diverse field of marketing. Activities are aimed to prepare students for careers within the various areas of marketing, encourage students to integrate their classroom knowledge with the current issues and trends in business, and help students understand the impact marketing has on all businesses on local, national, and international levels.
Faculty Sponsor: Katie FItzpatrick, PhD
Visit the Moneythink website.
Moneythink aims to foster smart money management among high school students, promoting decisions and habits that will lead to a lifetime of financial independence. Launched in September 2008 as a mentoring organization with an insatiable appetite for change, we set out to improve education on financial literacy life skills, entrepreneurship, practical investing, and business leadership by mentoring urban youth in high schools. Our goal is to empower Moneythink participants by fostering values of personal accountability while inspiring them to shape their future, and to connect with high school participants we designed an engaging 5-10 week curriculum and recruit a top class of mentors dedicated to making a difference. Through a flexile curriculum, discussion-based classes, and connecting students with bright and motivated college-age mentors, we give students encouragement and support to set ambitious goals, and the tools they need to reach them.
University mentors continue to serve as teachers, coaches, friends, and college counselors to participants—creating success stories every day!
Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honors society for economics
Faculty Sponsor: Stacey Jones, PhD
Visit the Omicron Delta Epsilon website.
Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) that was created in 1963 . The objectives of ODE are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities and among colleges and universities. The Seattle University ODE chapter (Delta of Washington) was established in 1975. Admittance to ODE is based on the completion of four courses in Economics and the attainment of at least a "B" average. Students are inducted into the Society during the Winter quarter meetings of the Economics Advisory Board.
Toastmasters International, to improve your presentation skills
Faculty Sponsor: Bryan Ruppert, PhD
Visit the SU Toastmasters website.
Toastmasters is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated towards facilitating and developing strong communication skills. Here at Seattle University, we are focused on utilizing the tools and activities setup by Toastmasters International to aid you in becoming exceptional communicators. This is achieved through the Toastmasters program, which centers around giving speeches on varying topics of your choice in a typical classroom setting. Our aim is to provide you with a safe haven to perform these speeches and aid you as you progress through the program. Membership in Toastmasters provides students with professional resources on speaking successfully and is a strong asset on a student’s resume.
For more about Seattle University's Clubs & Organizations, visit the Student Activities - Student Clubs page.