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University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration, Pitt Business

Student Organizations and Honor Societies

In order to successfully go from the classroom, to the city, to the world, our students must diversify their experiences at Pitt and develop hands-on leadership skills essential to a career in business. Pitt Business student organizations are a good way to do this. Designed to run like small businesses, the organizations put students in control. We count on members to coordinate speaker visits from the corporate community, to arrange site visits to local offices of financial institutions and accounting firms, to sponsor social activities for members, and much more. As a member of a student organization, you will make friends for life and develop skills that enhance your resume for your first job.

Student Organizations Scorecard

Student organizations are required to complete a Student Organizations Scorecard on their activities, through Suitable, that measures their level of engagement. We use this tool to ensure that student organizations are active members of the Pitt Business community and are offering the highest-quality experiences to their members. Each year, the highest scoring student organizations will receive a prize. This year, prizes are $2,500 (First place), $1,500 (Second place), and $1,000 (Third place).  For questions, please contact Pitt Business Student Engagement Manager Lindsay Crouse

Student Organizations Allocation Request Form

Student organizations may use the following Allocation Request Form to seek out financial support for sanctioned activities. Active organizations may allocate a maximum of $1,000 in a calendar year. Please fill out the Allocation Request form, and either e-mail it to Lindsay Crouse or drop it off to her office in Room 2630 in the Tafel Center.

Student Organizations

Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed professional business fraternity dedicated to the advancement of individuals within a business environment. AKPsi was founded upon the principles of educating our members and the public to appreciate higher ideals in business and to further the individual welfare of members during college and beyond. We are an extensive organization, with over 200,000 current and past members, on hundreds of campuses worldwide. Students of all majors and years who are hoping to one day thrive in the business world are welcome to visit our rush informational meetings. Contact Evan Turman (Turmaned05@gmail.com) for more information.

American Marketing Association

AMA is a student organization geared towards the general subject of marketing but also fine-tuned to serve the needs of students interested in specific fields such as sales, advertising, market research, and branding. Pitt - AMA is affiliated with the professional Pittsburgh American Marketing Association; there are plenty of opportunities to network and attend meetings & conferences with experienced professionals. While Marketing majors are encouraged to join, students majoring in Global Management, Finance, Supply-Chain, Communications, or Psychology can benefit from being a member of Pitt - AMA! If you have further questions contact Alexis Burns, President, at amb298@pitt.edu.

Delta Sigma Pi

Delta Sigma Pi is America's foremost professional fraternity for men and women pursuing careers in business. The University of Pittsburgh chapter, Lambda, was founded in 1921. We focus on professional growth, academic excellence, giving back to the community and enjoying ourselves along the way. We accept College of Business Administration students as well as students pursuing an Economics Degree in The School of Arts & Sciences with a GPA of a 3.0 or higher. Please contact Ryan Sullivan (rys27@pitt.edu) for more information.

Enactus

Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of social entrepreneurship to enable human progress. Members apply business concepts to develop community outreach projects that transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. We engage in several different projects in the greater Pittsburgh region and around the world, and have been recognized at regional and national Enactus competitions.

All majors are welcome. Please visit the national website at enactus.org. For more information about our team at the University of Pittsburgh, please contact us here.

Fashion Business Association

The Fashion Business Association (FBA) strives to connect students interested in the fashion industry while increasing knowledge of the business aspects of fashion by improving communication, networking, and leadership skills. As the only professional organization at the University of Pittsburgh that focuses on the fashion industry, FBA aims to increase the knowledge of their members through hosting professional, social, and networking events. These events include, but are not limited to: hosting speakers from top retailers, site visits to businesses within the Pittsburgh area and beyond, as well as fundraising, networking, and community service events. The Fashion Business Association also hosts an annual spring Fashion Show in which profits are donated to a local charity each year. FBA gladly accepts membership across all majors from students in good academic standing. Feel free to learn more about us on our website pittfashionbusiness.wix.com, or via our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, FBA Blog, and Website. For more information please contact Marisa Lima, our president, at Pittfashionbusiness@gmail.com.

Human Resources Management Club

Founded in January 2014 by Alyssa Swanson, Lorraine Grant, Hannah Mayes, and Kelsey Griffith, the establishment of the Human Resources Club (HR Club) paralleled the University of Pittsburgh’s creation of the Human Resource Management Major in the 2013-2014 academic year. Its purpose and goal is to expose members to the different facets of the Human Resources Profession and ready them for a career of their own by providing them with networking, learning, and development opportunities. It is important to note that membership is not limited to individuals majoring in Human Resource Management major. The HR Club is open to anyone that sees him or herself as career-minded. To contact, please email: pantherhrc@gmail.com. For information please visit: http://pitthrclub.weebly.com/.

LEAP

The League of Emerging Analytics Professionals (aka LEAP) is a student organization that aims act as the outlet for analytic opportunities and driving force to create new opportunities for students across all academic programs at the University of Pittsburgh. LEAP is the primary conduit for leading analytics companies and organizations to find new hires. Our mission is to stimulate conversation around analytics and develop practical skills for use in this evolving and dynamic discipline through the three pillars of the organization: Education and Awareness, Experienced Based Learning, and Career and Professional development. If you are interested in learning more or joining LEAP, please contact Alexis Tshudy, our president, at abt21@pitt.edu or our organization’s email: pittleap@gmail.com.

Phi Beta Lambda

University of Pittsburgh Phi Beta Lambda is an undergraduate Professional Development organization that focuses on bringing business and education together in a positive working relationship though innovative leadership and career development programs. www.pittpbl.org or Aimee Rosenbaum at pittpbl.pres@gmail.com

Phi Gamma Nu

Phi Gamma Nu

Phi Gamma Nu is a Co-Ed Professional Business Fraternity focused on preparing our members for the professional world after college. We pride ourselves on having a diverse membership as we accept all majors only requiring an interest in business to apply. We stand on our three pillars of professionalism, philanthropy, and brotherhood to foster excellence and dedication in our members. Please contact deltaomega@phigammanu.com for more information.

The Pitt Business Review

The Pitt Business Review (PBR) is an online writing organization. PBR writers analyze and report on current topics and trends related to business. Our members have the unique opportunity to build their portfolios by writing articles for online publication on our website, https://pittbusinessreview.wordpress.com/. PBR writers have the liberty of exploring topics of interest or relevance to their major, letting them customize their professional development and experience. Our organization interacts both online, and through meetings, with no mandatory dues. Members must simply write at least one well-composed article or more per semester to be considered an official PBR contributor/writer. Interested students should contact Mark Mulkeen at businessreviewpitt@gmail.com, or mwm28@pitt.edu.

Pitt Consulting Club

The club is dedicated to develop successful candidates in the highly competitive consulting industry. We offer career development and skill building activities such as case workshops, guest speaker series, and mock interviews. Members will develop connections and experiences beneficial for their future career path. For more information, please contact Lutong Yang at pittconsultingclub@gmail.com.

Pitt Collegiate DECA

Pitt Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values innovation, integrity, and teamwork. We prepare students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Pitt Collegiate DECA enables students to gain a competitive edge in the global job market by developing project management and strategic decision-making skills. Our programs assist in developing well rounded, experienced leaders who are both community oriented and professionally responsible. Our students major in a variety of academic programs with a focus on business-related fields. Collegiate DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition, and professional networking. Please contact pittcollegiatedeca@gmail.com or visit www.pittcollegiatedeca.com for more information.

Pitt Business Future Leaders

Established in 2016, The Pitt Business Future Business Leaders organization was formed to establish an official group of Pitt Business Students who will participate in inter-collegiate case competitions on behalf of Pitt Business.

Please contact PittFutureBusinessLeaders@gmail.com for more information.

Roberto Clemente Multicultural Business Association

The Roberto Clemente Multicultural Business Association (RCMBA) is the quintessential resource for minority students matriculating through the College of Business Administration here at the University of Pittsburgh. We are dedicated to academic excellence, visionary leadership, diversity, and service to the Pittsburgh community.

Please contact rcmba.president@gmail.com for more information.

The Socially Responsible Investment Portfolio

The Socially Responsible Investment Portfolio (SRIP) was created by students and faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in association with the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership and the Certificate in Leadership and Ethics Program.  The organization's goal is to give members the opportunity to apply social responsibility along with sound knowledge of finance in order to invest in a real-world investment portfolio.  The experience teaches students applicable skills that prepare them as business and finance professionals.

Please visit the SRIP website for more information and to join.

Sports Business Association

Sports Business Association (SBA) works to assist in the professional development of all University of Pittsburgh students interested in the field of Sports Business. SBA's primary goal is to facilitate working relationships between Pitt students and professionals in the sports industry. In addition, it will be our mission to educate our members on all realms within sports business and to be a resource for students who wish to learn more about careers in sports. For more information please contact pittsburghsba@gmail.com or find us at http://pittsba.weebly.com/.

Stock Trading Pitt

Stock Trading Pitt is a new organization on campus with many leadership opportunities. The club hosts virtual investment competitions and features guest speakers from across the finance industry. This is your chance to learn about stocks, commodities, real estate, and everything in-between. No previous knowledge is required, simply a willingness to learn more about the markets! All backgrounds are welcome. For more information please visit facebook.com/stocktradingpitt or contact thetradingpitt@gmail.com.

Supply Chain Management Club

The purpose of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Club is to promote the CBA SCM major within University of Pittsburgh. The club will offer opportunities for students and faculty to learn about SCM and the related professions. The club will also provide for the development of leadership, responsibility, character, and networking through speakers who work in SCM field and through SCM facility tours.

The Trading Pitt

The Trading Pitt is the only club at the University of Pittsburgh, and one of the few across the United States that focuses on what it takes to trade today's markets. Whether its understanding how to utilize futures to develop an interest rate view, or day trading equities – the Trading Pitt focuses on real application. The best way to learn, we believe, is actual practice using your knowledge base. Understanding financial markets is about adaptation, trading is about discipline. These two concepts together are what makes good traders and what the Trading Pitt hopes to produce. We have two types of membership - Blue and Gold - however any meeting is open to those that want to come. Feel free to email any questions you have about our organization or trading in general to thetradingpitt@gmail.com or check out our website at www.thetradingpitt.com.

Undergraduate Finance Club

The Pitt Undergraduate Finance Club is a student-run organization focused on educating its members and providing them with opportunities to gain experience across fields within the finance industry. While the Finance Club has worked diligently to establish deeply rooted relationships with some of the industry's most respected firms, the club constantly seeks to build new relationships.

This organization will offer opportunities for networking and professional development through panels, site visits, and our annual charitable golf outing. The Undergraduate Finance Club will also encourage and help students to explore internship/career possibilities through the clubs networking events. Contact us at pittfinanceclub@gmail.com.

University of Pittsburgh Accounting Association

The objective of the University of Pittsburgh Accounting Association (UPAA) is to enhance the academic and professional development of students in the accounting program. UPAA provides many opportunities for students to advance as leaders and professionals through corporate events, community service events, and educational programs. If you would like to become a member of UPAA please contact the President, Marissa Diehl, at contact.upaa@gmail.com or check out our website at http://pittaccounting.wordpress.com for more information.

Women in Business

Women in Business (WIB) facilitate the professional growth and development of women within the University of Pittsburgh. Our goal is to empower and cultivate young women into excellent business leaders by providing them with the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in the global business arena. We are committed to shaping young women into successful business leaders by fostering an environment of continuous growth and excellence, and developing a network of business professionals at the University of Pittsburgh. The vision of Women in Business is to have successful and powerful businesswomen in positions to advocate change. Our organization is comprised of highly motivated young women interested in building on their professional skills, expanding their professional and social networks, and giving back to the community. WiB members come from all over Pitt's campus. We welcome students of all majors. Our members are primarily focused in the area of business, but we hope to see a growth in non-business major attendance.

Pitt Women in Business: pittwib@gmail.com. Website: http://pittwib.strikingly.com/ Twitter: @pittwib. Facebook: facebook.com/pittwib.

Honor Societies

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the national honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. It is equivalent to Phi Beta Kappa in the liberal arts. Membership is by invitation only to qualified Juniors and Seniors.