Clubs and Organizations

Despite their busy workloads, School of Management students have just about every interest you can imagine and are involved in an amazing array of activities. Whether you're interested in entrepreneurship, Wall Street, economic policy, human resources, or accounting, chances are there's an organization or club that provides the perfect opportunity for you to learn more, share your knowledge, make friends, have fun, and make a difference.

 School of Management Clubs

The Business Club

The Business Club is a relatively new and growing organization. It is comprised primarily of students with Business, Accounting, and Economics majors and minors. The Club provides a social gathering for the School of Management students while bringing informative and practical services to its members.

The mission of the Business Club is to provide practical, informative, and entertaining subject matter to the students. Most importantly, it is a link between the administration, the faculty, and the students at Marist. The purpose of the Business Club is to provide a forum for students to discuss their related interest in the business world as well as broaden their knowledge of business opportunities and experiences outside of the classroom.

The Business Club meets once every two weeks. During the meetings, the members discuss various issues pertaining to finance, marketing, human resources, international business, and so on. Additionally, they take periodic field trips to select companies in New York City, sponsor fund raising and community service projects, invite professionals from the "Real Business World" to give lectures on their own experiences, and much more.

To learn more about the Business Club and their upcoming events or how to become a member, you can reach their club mailbox at 845-575-3000 x7676.

The Accounting Club

The Accounting Club is a new organization that is comprised of full-time and part-time students that have an interest in pursuing the study of business, accounting, finance, and economics. The purpose of this club is to enhance the educational experience of its members and to advance their professional development. The Accounting Club provides networking opportunities with professionals and tutoring services to its members.

For more information about this club and its services, meeting times or upcoming events, please call Peggy Gagne at 845-575-3000 x2911.

Alpha Kappa Psi (AKY)

Alpha Kappa Psi is a national professional business fraternity with beliefs focusing on brotherhood, leadership, unity, and education. Marist College is home to the Nu Upsilon chapter of he fraternity. Alpha Kappa Psi is a coed fraternity and is open to students with majors in business, computer science, mathematics, public relations, and advertising. New members must pledge for a seven-week educational period and must pass a national exam to be initiated into the fraternity.

The main focus of Alpha Kappa Psi is to "provide leadership development, personal and professional training, and the fundamental ingredient higher education misses: experience." In order to meet this goal the fraternity engages in activities and events such as the Business Career Panel at Marist and the fall Symposium at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

To learn more about Alpha Kappa Psi or how to become a member, you can visit their web site at www.maristakpsi@yahoo.com.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Society for Human Resource Management is the leading voice of the human resource profession, representing the interests of more than 80,000 professional and student members from around the world.

The benefits of student membership include networking opportunities with real-life HR professionals in the Hudson Valley, attending conferences to hear outstanding speakers, receiving cutting edge publications such as HR Magazine and HR news, and getting discounts to national and international conferences where over 6,000 professionals gather. SHRM also sponsors scholarships and awards and provides research assistance.

As a professional society, there is a small membership fee of $35 per year for students. For more information, please contact Professor Ken Sloan at 845-575-3000.

American Society for Public Administrators (ASPA)

The American Society for Public Administrators allows students to expand their networking potential and to meet and learn from working professionals in the areas of public, non-profit, and governmental agencies. Luncheons, seminars, newsletters, and conferences are just a few of the ways in which ASPA members learn and network on a local level.

As a professional society, the annual dues for a full-time student are $35. This includes membership in the nearest local chapter and a subscription to Public Administration Review, the highest circulated journal in the field for over 60 years, the A times, a monthly newspaper, and the Recruiter, a listing of job openings in the field of public administration. Special events such as lectures, seminars, and workshops are also held locally at least once every semester for a minimal fee.

For more information, please contact the MPA Graduate Assistant in the School of Management at 845-575-3000 x2999 or visit the ASPA web site at www.aspanet.org.

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