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Albers School of Business and Economics

Student Clubs

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 Sponsor: David Carrithers, MBA
(206) 296-5919

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: Bryan Ruppert,PhD
(206) 296-2827

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.

American Marketing Association

Open to all students & majors
Faculty Sponsor: Joseph Barnes, MA,
(206) 296-5302

Visit SU's American Marketing Association website.

The Seattle University American Marketing Association was founded in Fall 2013 as a way to connect students to the greater Seattle business community and taking marketing "beyond the classroom" through an interactive guest speaker series, corporate tours, networking events, workshops, hands-on projects, and case competitions.

Additionally, we work closely with the Puget Sound professional AMA chapter to connect students with professionals in the greater Seattle area through monthly luncheons and other networking events.

Ascend

Open to all students & majors
Faculty Sponsor: Marinilka Kimbro, PhD
(206) 296-6007

Visit the Ascend SU website.

Ascend is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America and currently has 34 student chapters. Ascend offers opportunities for professional development and career enhancement which are designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent. Ascend Seattle University (SU) student chapter was founded in 2011. Each year, Ascend SU organizes outstanding presentations with speakers across all industries. The chapter has grown quickly and is one of the largest organizations at the Albers School of Business. Graduate and undergraduate students of all origins are invited to join.

Beta Alpha Psi

The accounting honor's club
Faculty Sponsor: Sarah Bee, MBA, CIA
(206) 296-5788

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: David Carrithers, MBA
(206) 296-5919

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.

China Business Club

Faculty Sponsor: Lisa Zhao
(206) 296-2549

China Business Club is set up to help Chinese students in Albers to build up their career path and develop their talent in business. Our main activities include, but not limited to, panel discussion, company tour, and peer-to-peer mock interview. Through the involvement in these activities, you will get connected to the faculty more closely and shape your leadership skills. Furthermore, our goal is not limited to providing help in seeking the job, but also to help students develop the sense of business so that they can get long-term competitive advantages and passion in the future career.

While China Business Club was first founded by Chinese students, we welcome any students who major in business or have interest in business between China and the USA to join us.

Enactus

Faculty Sponsors: , PhD, Sue Oliver, MBA
(206) 296-2549 for Dr. Zhao, (206) 220-8534 for Ms. Oliver

Visit the Seattle U. Enactus website

Do you want real life and applicable business experience for your resume? Do you want to learn public speaking and project management? Do you want to help and engage the community around you? Then join Enactus –“entrepreneurial—initiating business innovation with integrity and passion; action—the experience of social impact that sparks social enterprise; us—student, academic and business leaders collaborating to create a better world” (enactus.org).

The Seattle University Enactus Team is dedicated to social-entrepreneurship which includes 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 need 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 the key to fostering sustainability.

Currently, the Seattle University Enactus team is working on a variety of projects that range from non-profit and for-profit business development around the SU community to planning events that will further the entrepreneurial spirit of Seattle University students. We are always actively looking for new projects and project leaders. Each year, we present our projects and successes over the past year at a national competition for all Enactus students across the country.  These 15 minute professional presentations are judged by executives from Fortune 500 companies across the US and offer many great opportunities for internships, full-time jobs, and networking. Seattle U Enactus is devoted to teaching students about entrepreneurship and the skills that are required to not only become a professional business person but to also help and serve the community around you. 

Global Business Club

For those interested in international business
Faculty Sponsor: Quan Le, PhD
(206) 296-5737

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. 

Management Major Advancement Club (MMAC)

Faculty Sponsor: Greg Prussia, PhD
(206) 296-2514 

Join us on Facebook.

The purpose of this organization shall be to encourage personal and professional development through outreach to the community, networks inside of Seattle University and the resources it offers, the professors and academia geared towards management, and spreading the word about value of the management major and its offerings. 

Moneythink

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: Erin Vernon, PhD
(206) 296-5790

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
(206) 296-2827

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 using the tools and activities set up 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.

Women in Business

Faculty Sponsor: Connie Kanter, MBA, CPA
(206) 296-6148

Women in Business is a brave space for students to help each other advance in and navigate the world of business. We aim to expand career, leadership, and networking opportunities for women by bringing together the sharpest female business leaders to host events, discuss relevant topics, and create a unique networking space for student, alumni, and professionals. While the organization focuses on women in Albers, we celebrate and welcome all students of Seattle University who share the common interests of empowering women in business.

For more information, email wib@seattleu.edu.

For more about Seattle University's Clubs & Organizations, visit the Student Activities - Student Clubs page.