Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center
The Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center exists to educate, inspire, and support students in developing the skills and mindset of an entrepreneur. We view entrepreneurship through the wider lens of entrepreneurial thinking—a highly versatile set of skills and a mindset that is necessary to solve wicked problems. There are lots of engagement opportunities at the Entrepreneurship Hub, such as the Alumni Founder Series, Community Hangout, Rocket Connect, and an Internship Program.
Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Kappa Psi is America's largest and 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.
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 like the CFA. A formal mentoring board pairs interested members with young alumni working in their area of interest. Annual networking nights in New York City bring alumni and students together.
Mason Investment Club
The Investment Club manages the Mason Investment Fund, an entirely student-run undergraduate investment fund at William & Mary. With a current portfolio value of approximately $40,000, 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.
Smart Woman Securities
Smart Woman Securities is a not-for-profit organization focused on educating collegiate women in finance and investing. The club provides a supportive and welcoming environment for education at an introductory level. Successful chapters exist at Harvard, Yale and UVA among other top universities. Programs include a 10-Week Seminar Series, organized research teams and an investment fund that will give the women of the University practical and hands-on experience with investing.
Student Marketing Association
The Student Marketing Association (SMA) was established to give W&M undergraduates of any major or background the ability to learn and grow in the field of marketing. The SMA sponsors Tribe Tank in the fall semester and hosts various events throughout the year including guest speakers, executive luncheons, alumni networking sessions, and professional workshops. The SMA also organizes an annual trip to New York City to visit top marketing firms and connect students with alumni in the field. Students who choose to join the SMA will have access to an exceptional marketing network and premier access to job and internship opportunities. The SMA uses the unique background of our members and alumni to develop effective marketing skills to make an impact in our communities.
Tribe Innovation strives to inspire individual creativity, solve relevant problems in the community, and gain professional experience by working with clients on campus and in the surrounding community. Tribe Innovation hosts workshops twice a semester to expose the campus to the design thinking process and its real-world applications. The club also provides a comprehensive and rigorous training program for students who wish to become Certified Innovation Facilitators and work on client projects, enacting positive and creative change in the community.
Wayne F. Gibbs Accounting Society
The Wayne F. Gibbs Accounting Society is a student-run organization for accounting majors, concentrators, and students 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, and professional development workshops. 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.
Women in Business
Women in Business promotes confidence, exploration and drive in female undergraduate students. There is much to be gained from the mentoring advice, insight and discussions that occur in an all-female setting, and the Women in Business Club aims to provide this forum to the women on campus. The club provides female students the opportunity to meet and mentor one another as they learn about the courses available to them in the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, in addition to interview and internship advice and preparation. Additionally, it is a valuable outlet where students can meet alumni that they can connect with on a deeper level. Women in Business hosts an annual panel at From DoG Street to Wall Street and also invites 2-3 professionals each semester to speak to both male and female students.