Clubs & Leadership Opportunities
American Marketing Association (AMA): A national organization for students, academics and professionals. Join as early as your freshman year to learn about marketing career opportunities. Faculty adviser: Sanjay Sisodiya
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) and the Student Accounting Association (SAA): A national scholastic and professional accounting fraternity. Any University of Idaho student can join the Student Accounting Association. Those who join BAP must be majoring in accounting, information systems, and finance, be in or have completed their first upper-division course in their major, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and have minimum attendance requirements. SAA and BAP share the same meetings, which often include having professional speakers from nearby businesses. Their meetings may cover topics such as interview techniques, or the groups may engage in socials, fundraisers, and community service. Faculty adviser: Jason Porter.
A.D. and J.E. Davis Student Investment Group: Students learn the art of analyzing companies and making investment decisions. Each student in the Davis Program has responsibility for following and reporting on assigned stocks within the Davis Portfolio and makes buy/sell recommendations to the group, which manages a portfolio valued at more than $400,000. Realized income and capital gains are distributed to the University of Idaho general scholarship fund and to the CBE scholarship fund. Faculty advisor: Mario Reyes.
Distinguished Sophomore Business Club: A group that recognizes 3.7-4.0 GPA sophomores and junior transfers who are not ready to begin the Integrated Business Curriculum (IBC). Membership provides information about exciting opportunities that enhance one's career opportunities. Faculty adviser: Dana Stover.
Economics Club: A great way to learn abut the major before you take more than the introductory economics classes required by all university majors, is to participate in Econ Club meetings throughout the year. The club also helps attract and present a variety of guest speakers practicing economics in a variety of careers. Faculty adviser: Steve Peterson.
Financial Management Association (FMA): A great way to learn about the major before you take any finance classes; participate in meetings throughout the semester. Guest speakers to talk about finance in the workplace. Faculty adviser, Tom Liesz.
Management Information Systems Association (MISA): Find out about your major before you even take any Information Systems (IS) classes. Speakers visit regularly from businesses interested in hiring after graduation. Students take field trips to visit businesses in Spokane and Seattle. Become involved with Vandal cybercasting, a MISA activity. Faculty adviser: Lori Baker-Eveleth.
PGA Golf Management Club: A student organization for students in the PGA Golf Management Program. Faculty adviser: Cole Mize.
Operation Management Club: The Operation Management club is a good place to find out more about the major. The club is made up of students in the majors and anyone else interested in operations management. The club takes tours of area manufacturing operations, invites in guest speakers (particularly from companies that recruit POM majors), attends meetings of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS - a professional society made up mostly of managers working in operations), and meets occasionally for social activities. All students are welcome to attend Operation Management club meetings. Faculty adviser: John Lawrence.
Human Resource Management Club: A student chapter of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). There are approximately 350 student chapters found on various campuses nationwide. SHRM is a national processional organization of human resource practitioners, educators, and various professionals involved with human resources. Faculty adviser: Jan Rauk.