William and Mary School of Business

Student Organizations

Net Impact Members at the DOT LaunchNet Impact

The William and Mary chapter of Net Impact exists to cultivate values-driven business leaders by equipping and empowering them to be social and environmental change-makers as they enter the workforce. Students in Net Impact gain exposure to environmental, social, and ethical value issues during their undergraduate work and will enter the workforce with a competitive advantage. Events held throughout the year include brown-bag lunches with faculty, visiting speakers on environmental and ethical issues, and an intercollegiate Sustainability & Business Symposium. Business students of all majors and concentrations are involved and welcomed in this student organization.

Contact: Sydney Gennari (scgennari@email.wm.edu)
Website: www.netimpact.org 

Students at Redskins ParkSports Business Club

The Sports Business Club aims to connect students' passions for sports with their future careers in the business world.  All sports and all areas of the sports business world are examined. Members have the opportunity to hear directly from professionals to learn how they got their start and what it takes to prosper in the industry. The Sports Business Club places an emphasis on networking, something that members will have a great opportunity to do at two sports business conferences that the Club attends as a group during the Spring. The exciting and dynamic sports business world awaits those who join the Sports Business Club.

Contact: Erica Amatori (esamatori@email.wm.edu)

Finance Academy student at Training the StreetHoward J. Busbee Finance Academy

The Finance Academy is a student organization created to help W&M undergraduates learn more about careers in finance and help interested students network with finance professionals.

The Finance Academy co-sponsors the annual DoG Street to Wall Street Program, sponsors two Training the Street professional education programs annually, and hosts seminars on topics including venture capital, equity markets, mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial consulting, trading and the financial aspects of the recording industry. Students receive training in financial software systems, such as Bloomberg, and learn more about professional certifications, such as the CFA. A formal mentoring board pairs interested members with young alumni working in their area of interest. Annual networking nights held in New York City bring alumni and students together.

Contact: Peter Voth (pgvoth@email.wm.edu)

Gibbs members networkingWayne F. Gibbs Accounting Society

The Wayne F. Gibbs Accounting Society is a student run organization for accounting majors, concentrators and those students who are simply interested in the accounting field. Gibbs hosts presentations by recruiters who come to campus looking to hire students for full time positions and internships, information sessions about the William & Mary Masters of Accounting program, and the Becker CPA review course. The mission of the Wayne F. Gibbs Accounting Society is to support activities that encourage meaningful interactions among Mason School accounting students, business professionals, and the community.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/WayneGibbsAccountingSociety
Contact: Adithya Simha ([[e|asimha]]) or Caroline McGrath ([[e|chmcgrath]])

Investment Club

The Investment Club manages the Mason Investment Fund, an entirely student-run undergraduate investment fund at the College of William and Mary. With a current portfolio value of approximately $20,000, the fund provides an excellent opportunity for both experienced and beginning investors to become involved in the active management of a sizable investment fund. Students are provided hands-on experience in developing their knowledge of security research, valuation techniques, and portfolio management. The Mason Investment Fund thrives on member involvement, with students preparing both educational presentations and stock pitches for weekly meetings.

Contact:  Colin Burns ([[e|cjburns]])

W&M Consulting Club
William & Mary Consulting Club

William & Mary Consulting provides member with experiences in the field of consulting.  Students learn from professionals about consulting opportunities and how to improve critical consulting skills.  William & Mary Consulting Club sponsors case competition and workshops that develop consulting expertise and give members and additional chance to network with employers and each other.

Website: http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/wmconsulting

Student Marketing Association

SMA allows students with an interest in Marketing to learn more about the field and network with marketing professionals. Events held throughout the year include an all-day Marketing Symposium, consulting projects with local businesses (like the Blue Talon), speakers, breakfast with W&M marketing alumni, job/internship search workshops, and social outings. Students will have the opportunity to not only learn a lot about careers in marketing, but to also put their new marketing skills into practice and share them with important contacts in the field.

Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Student-Marketing-Association-William-Mary/126146643498
Contact:  Ryan Walters (rfwalters@email.wm.edu) or Melanie Thompson (mathompson@email.wm.edu)

Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi is America's oldest nationally recognized professional business fraternity. The organization is comprised of all majors and academic years, with students sharing a common drive to succeed in today's complex business world. Alpha Kappa Psi brings monthly speakers to campus, offering unique insights into many of today's hottest business segments. The fraternity focuses on honing networking, resume-building, and interview skills, and additionally is host to many social and mentoring activities for its members.

Mason Alliance

The Mason Alliance was established to provide support for LGBTQ students and their allies with an interest in business, with a broader goal of creating an accepting environment for LGBTQ workers in the business world. The Mason Alliance aims to accomplish this by: providing LGBTQ undergraduates with a variety of activities including workshops and regular meetings where they establish a network with those who share their professional interests; facilitating networking opportunities with corporate recruiters to provide LGBTQ undergraduates with a background of these recruiting firms with regards to issues that concern them; setting up/holding events involving mentoring with LGBTQ Mason Alumni, speakers’ series, and mentoring partnerships between alumni and current members.

The Mason Alliance is proud to announce that two of our William & Mary students were selected to be Campus Ambassadors for the 2012 Out for Undergraduate Business Conference!

Contact: Connor Norton (cjnorton@email.wm.edu)

Mason Diversity Ambassadors

Mason Diversity Ambassadors promote and support diversity initiatives within the School of Business. Ambassadors initiate programs and establish relationships with internal constituencies such as Mason students, campus organizations, potential students and faculty. Ambassadors also work directly with external constituencies such as alumni networks, executives on Mason Boards and companies who recruit our students. These networking opportunities enable our Ambassadors to better understand the dramatic impact of diversity in the workplace and the potential to transition their interest in diversity from student life at William & Mary into professional life.

The Mason School of Business plans to expand the presence of the Diversity Ambassadors program in the years to come, while continuing to connect students with diverse perspectives to alumni and professionals who can offer them advice and opportunity.

Women in Business

Women in Business is a subset of the Finance Academy and hopes to promote confidence, exploration and drive in female undergraduate students. While the business world today is fully integrated, there is something to be said from the mentoring advice, insight, and discussions that occur in an all-female setting. Women in Business is a chance for female students to meet and mentor one another, from class recommendations to interview and internship preparation.

Additionally, it is a valuable outlet where students can meet alumni that they can connect with on a deeper level. Two events that have helped facilitate this are the Women in Business Panel and Women in Business Breakfast.

Contact: Madison Swart (mkswart@email.wm.edu)

Design Thinking Club

The Design Thinking Club fosters a creative environment for students to learn cutting-edge innovations across a variety of industries. Members in Design Thinking Club are dreamers, thinkers and change makers. Club activities include innovation boot camp, problem solving workshops, and influential speakers from different fields. Students will also have the opportunity to build hands-on projects and learn from others.

Contact: Chen Ferra (fchen@email.wm.edu)

Financial Modeling Club

The W&M Financial Modeling Club aims to introduce students from diverse backgrounds in Mathematics, Finance, Computer Science, Physics and Economics to the field of quantitative finance.  We host talks and seminars with alumni, industry professionals and professors. Our events aim is to provide members with opportunities to learn about financial derivatives, actuarial science, and different types of quantitative models.  We also host career talks with recent alumni and graduating students.  We also partner with sponsors to organize case competitions that are quantitatively rigorous. 

Contact: Saurabh Dugar (sdugar@email.wm.edu)