Below is a working list of clubs and organizations that are a part of the School of Business in alphabetical order.
The Accounting Society works very closely with UCONN’s Beta Alpha Psi organization. Beta Alpha Psi is a professional business organization known nationally. Due to the course requirements to become a member of Beta, The Accounting Society is a place for all students to have access to many of the same developmental opportunities and benefits a member of Beta would. Beta will schedule and plan for different speakers each week to come in and talk to our students about opportunities at their firm, leadership programs, or offer general advice on being successful in the business world. After each meeting, we typically hold a Q&A session with the leaders and save time for networking. It is a great way to get to know more about each company and get facetime with potential interviewers!
There are no requirements to be in the club, however there is a $20 yearly ($10/semester) fee that will cover both admission to the organization as well as dinner each week.
Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi)
Alpha Kappa Psi is a Professional Co-ed Business Fraternity, widely recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. Established in 1904, it is the first business fraternity created in the United States. The Psi Rho Chapter at the University of Connecticut is open to all majors, allowing students to create a diversified professional network. Along with servicing the community to better social prosperity, members develop lasting friendships in a supportive organization while enhancing their individual growth.
Beta Alpha Psi is the Accounting, Finance and MIS honors fraternity at UConn. As a chapter, we strive to develop our members into high achieving professionals in their respective fields. We accomplish this by:
- promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems,
- providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals,
- and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.
Our weekly meetings provide members the opportunity to learn about the Accounting profession and meet representatives from prominent industry firms. These firms present on a variety of important accounting topics, and teach our members about their companies. In this informal setting, our members can network with these professionals and foster connections that last long into their careers.
Throughout the semester our chapter engages in community service events. We participate in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, Junior Acheivement, projects with the CTCPA, and the UConn School of Business. Each year, our chapter participates in VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program with the IRS. Through hundreds of hours of community service, our chapter helps complete the tax returns of the international students of UConn.
Delta Sigma Pi (DSP)
Delta Sigma Pi is a co-ed professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.
The Finance Society is one of the premier student-run organizations at the University of Connecticut. Since its inception in 2003, the Society has been at the forefront of assisting in the professional, educational, and social development of students interested in finance.
Members of the Finance Society receive the following benefits:
- Exposure to finance topics not covered as thoroughly, if at all, in classes.
- Direct links to employers for internships and full-time job opportunities through employer presentations.
- Access to member-only events, like the Pillars of Wall Street financial modeling workshop, designed to greatly enhance desired job skills employers look for.
- The chance to network with multiple different employers – many of which are UConn alums- an experienced E-Board, and like-minded peers.
- Insight into common technical interview questions and strategies on how to tackle the most difficult of questions for internship and job interviews.
Greater Hartford Business Society [Hartford Campus]
The purpose of The Greater Hartford Business Society is to assist students interested in not only Business programs available on campus but also in any area relevant to business. The GHBS seeks to create a forum for students to voice opinions pertinent to aspects of business in our community and society. We plan to assist our members in enhancing their knowledge and sharpening their skills in multiple fields of business. Additionally, we intend to allow students the access to the essential tools and support needed to fuel their ambitions. We hope this club will serve to better prepare each and every member with their professional aspirations and interactions.
The Healthcare Management Society unites students in the Healthcare Management major or those who have an interest in the health care industry. Members listen to presentations from top industry experts and professionals from all areas of the field, ranging from consulting, healthcare IT, and hospital administration. They attend networking events with fellow students as well as healthcare professionals who aid in career development. Students also further their health care knowledge by attending conferences and meetings on current and emerging healthcare topics.
Honors in Business Association is a student organization formed between the Honors Program and Business School. The organization strives to create a sense of community for students in both Honors and the School of Business or with an interest in business by connecting with other students across majors and class years. Students will take part in various social and pre-professional events as it relates to being a business student in the honors program. The program’s events will allow students to demonstrate and develop skills necessary to succeed in today’s business world all while building a strong alumni network.
The Information Management Association (IMA) at the University of Connecticut is a student-run organization that provides resources for students interested in the field of Information Technology. Our meetings and events involve inviting IT representatives from various industries to speak to students about their company, job prospects in the field, recruitment, informational sessions, resume building, conduct mock interviews, and the art of networking.
The International Business Society is a student organization which aims to advance the intellectual and professional lives of students interested in international business. Since its inception in Fall 2008, our organization has strived to foster global perspectives through the coordination of guest speakers, media, and social activities.
Management and Engineering for Manufacturing Society (MEM Society)
The purpose of MEM Society shall be to assist in the education and professional development of students interested in management, manufacturing, and engineering. Together the members will support one another to overcome academic challenges. The society will also serve to expose its members to different aspects within the work force.
Bridging the gap between the academic and business worlds through professional speakers and networking opportunities.
The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) is a nationwide membership organization with the primary purpose of developing, encouraging and serving as a resource for greater participation by African-Americans and other minorities in the accounting profession. Our mission is to address the professional needs of our members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance professions with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors.
Have a passion for business? Interested in important social issues and non-profit causes? Consider checking out Net Impact – UConn. Net Impact is a nationally and globally recognized organization aimed at connecting student and professional leaders who share a passion for creating positive social and environmental global change through their professional careers. Each semester the UConn chapter will hold exclusive opportunities for students to network with others who share similar professional interests in bettering the world through business.
Here at UConn we provide students the opportunity to network with other students and professionals interested in creating positive social and environmental change through their careers. Through events focused on community service, professional development, and networking students have the ability to engage with the chapter in numerous ways. Past events have included a Corporate Social Responsibility Career Panel, trip to the National Conference, and a Business and Human Rights Lecture series.
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Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE)
Pi Sigma Epsilon is a national, professional business fraternity focused on sales, marketing and management. It is open to all majors and focuses on developing member’s professional skills through real world business experience.
The Real Estate Society gives undergraduates the chance to learn and experience first hand the many occupations and opportunities that exist within commercial real estate. Through participation in the UCONN Real Estate Society, students will gain industry knowledge through field trips, seminars and meetings with business professionals and alumni, helping to refine their particular interest and knowledge of the industry. Undergraduates will also have the benefit of using the Real Estate Center’s personal resume book and job bank, as well as numerous scholarships available exclusively to Real Estate Society members.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) focuses on Human Resources (HR) and providing students who are interested, HR opportunities to gain insight about their path of interest. As a part of this chapter students will gain the opportunity to work with our local professional chapter located not too far from campus. SHRM’s professional chapter recognizes over 450 student chapters and 575 professional chapters nationwide. SHRM is dedicated to helping students network with the business leaders of today and make the contacts that will help you find a job tomorrow.
To bring together students with the goal to create a high level of value across topics relating to entrepreneurship, through events and activities that will allow members to enhance their knowledge and skills corresponding to the entrepreneurial mindset.
UConn Consulting Club (UCC)
The UConn Consulting Club will engage UConn students of all majors and all ages in workshops, professional presentations and discussions related to the field of consulting. The purpose of the organization is to help students who have an interest in consulting learn more about the industry and the opportunities it has to offer current undergraduates and graduates. Students will be able to network with consulting professionals in an effort to make connections within the consulting industry as well as network with other students who have an interest in the field at UCC meetings. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the attributes and characteristics of a successful consultant through workshops and professional speaker events.
We are an organization dedicated to helping UCONN students interested in the business world gain real world experience during their time here. Our goal is to better inform students about what goes on inside our school; and how to get involved by bringing in upperclassmen from various majors, having resume building workshops, interview workshops, and how to dress for success. Our society is the best way for all undergraduate students to get involved in the world of business because of its increasing relevance in everyday life.
Women in Business (WIB)
Women in Business is a student-run organization that seeks to foster students’ personal and professional development, specifically that of women. The purpose of the organization is to bridge students’ professional goals and ambitions with that of personal life. The organization does so by raising awareness of the many issues that women face in the professional business world. More importantly, the organization is to prepare students, especially young women with a competitive edge and knowledge for success in pursuing future careers through networking opportunities with corporate leaders, panel discussion and workshops.
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