Student Organizations and Programs
President: Tristan Chang
Alpha Kappa Psi is the oldest and largest co-ed professional business fraternity in
the world. Founded in 1904 at New York University, Alpha Kappa Psi has expanded tremendously,
with more than 200 active student chapters internationally, and close to 250,000 members
worldwide. The Omega Zeta chapter at Binghamton University was chartered on Nov. 3,
2007. Since its establishment, the Omega Zeta chapter has made huge strides to become
a recognized and respected organization on campus by inviting new recruiters to come
to Binghamton, hosting events with acclaimed speakers, and aiding students in personal
professional development. Open to all majors, the Omega Zeta chapter prides itself
on developing a brotherhood that encourages a strong balance between professionalism
and socialization while enriching the business environment, promoting diversity and
improving the University.
President: Raul Morales lll
ALPFA is the leading professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in the accounting, finance and related professions. Established in 1972, our mission is to secure more opportunities for students in the business field to prepare for a career and expand minority presence in the global workforce. ALPFA provides many programs and benefits to aspiring students interested in accounting, finance or related career professions. Benefits of student membership include access to scholarship opportunities, skills development workshops, networking with key hiring professionals and sponsors, and discounts on various national ALPFA events.
President: Kasey Hill
APICS, The Association For Operations Management, is Binghamton University's first supply chain management organization. Our partnership with the Southern Tier APICS, our parent professional chapter allows members to connect and network with local professionals as global leaders in operations management, production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Our club is focused on giving students a professional network, by providing plant tours, workshops, competitive events, and providing the knowledge and ability to advance your career.
President: Alexander Zhao
Ascend is a business society with the mission of developing members professionally
in order to give them an edge when it comes to thriving in the business world. Ascend
focuses on all professions in the business world. Beyond that, we are also expanding
our focus to other majors beyond SOM and economics. The national organization believes
that anyone can make use of what we have to offer.
President: Luisa Toribo
BMMMO addresses the needs of minority students interested in the various management
disciplines, and promotes the development of skills and talents central to successful
careers within these disciplines. Members provide useful advice for students interested
in transferring into the School of Management. They facilitate the students' transition
from high school to college, undergraduate to graduate, or academic to corporate environments.
The organization is responsible for organizing and running study groups, workshops
and tutorial services. In order to increase students' awareness of the various management
disciplines and the range of opportunities available within the business profession,
BMMMO holds seminars, shows movies, and recruits professional speakers to provide
minority students with information and discussion on current business issues.
President: Ali Bezalel
Faculty Advisor: Dina Naples-Layish
Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and
professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition
to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This
includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems;
providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members
and practicing professionals; and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public
responsibility. Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919. There are nearly 300 chapters
on college and university campuses with more than 300,000 members initiated since
Beta Alpha Psi's formation. This organization accepts only students who major in Accounting,
Finance, and/or MIS and are in the top 35 percent of their class. The Theta Rho chapter
of Binghamton University was chartered in 1995. Currently, there are more than 750
alumni of this chapter.
The mission of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national scholastic honor society for AACSB-accredited business schools, is to encourage and honor academic achievement and personal excellence in the study and practice of business. Students elected to membership are recognized as the best in business, the highest national honor a student at an AACSB-accredited institution may attain. Undergraduate Inductees must be within the top 10 percent of their class and have completed their second year of study. Graduate inductees must be in the top 20% of their class and have completed half of their graduate program.
President: Shawn Graber
Binghamton Consulting Group is a student-led professional development organization focused on providing students with a holistic understanding of the management consulting industry and the tools necessary to succeed in the recruiting process at top consulting firms. Members will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, competitions, and networking events, to position themselves for a career in the field.
President: Joshua Kotler
Faculty Advisor: Tony Frontera
We attract those with an interest in marketing and will be having competitions based on marketing ideas. Our goal is to help bring marketing alumni to help students realize all the different possibilities of a marketing career.
Dean's Mentoring Program
President: Hannah Hersch
The Dean's Mentoring Program is dedicated to fostering the professional development of outstanding freshmen and sophomores by leveraging the resources of successful upperclassman mentors, professionals, recruiters, alumni and the Dean. The program runs in the spring semester. Students can apply in the fall semester
President: Miranda Wasserman
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA is a student-driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. We prepare students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real-world experiences. Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Our students' major in a variety of academic programs with a strong focus on business-related fields. Collegiate DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition, and professional networking. DECA can enhance your SOM experience by receiving awards and recognition through competition and leadership action.
President: Justin Barzvi
Faculty Advisor: Katie Collette
Delta Sigma Pi is the largest national professional business fraternity with more
than 220 collegiate chapters nationally. The organization exists to stimulate the
study of business in universities, to promote closer affiliation between the commercial
world and students of commerce, and to foster a higher standard of commercial ethics.
The Kappa Lambda chapter at Binghamton, chartered in 1981, is the largest professional
group on campus and represents students in all areas of business. In 1990, the Binghamton
chapter was honored with the eastern region's Most Outstanding Chapter Award. The
fraternity recruits distinguished speakers to discuss current professional issues;
sponsors mock interviews, which help inform and prepare students for professional
interviews; and has organized employment fairs, where numerous businesses come to
campus to speak with students about career opportunities available within the business
profession. Other functions that aid charitable organizations and community activities
are annually organized by the fraternity.
Chief Executive Officer: Jeremy Onume
Faculty Advisor: Antonio Frontera
Enactus is about building the leaders of tomorrow. We practice, teach and learn about
entrepreneurship and how it is applied to the real world. Projects are done throughout
the year involving the Binghamton community and student-run businesses. In the spring,
we go to Enactus' regional competition which offers great opportunities for networking
with major employers.
President: Robert Pim
Faculty Advisor: Dina Naples-Layish
The Finance Society is Binghamton University's premier professional development organization.
Our primary focus is to provide members with the behavioral and technical proficiency
needed to succeed within the financial services industry. Additionally, we assist
members in developing a comprehensive understanding of the careers and opportunities
that exist in both investment management and banking institutions. Further, students
will build upon material learned in class by applying qualitative and quantitative
analysis to solve case studies and implement research projects on an individual and
collaborative basis. Members of Finance Society are exposed to unique networking opportunities,
as students are educated on the most efficient ways to build their own personal networks
within the industry. The Finance Society both invests in the future of its members
and encourages students to meet and exceed their own career aspirations.
President: Akshay Jain Subhash
Faculty Advisor: Alesia Wheeler-Wade
The Graduate Management Association is an organization created within the School of
Management at Binghamton University for MBA and MS Accounting Students. GMA is a group
dedicated to helping graduate students by organizing social and academic events on
President: Harry Wu
Technology has become a integral part of business and management of information systems is becoming an increasingly popular concentration. The goal of our club is to help students get hands on experience with information systems (Excel, SAP) and network with professionals in the IT field.
Phi Beta Lambda -Future Business Leaders of America
President: Mary Golden
Phi Beta Lambda's goal is to bring business and education together in a positive working
relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. We encourage
members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement
of their leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Each year, Binghamton Phi Beta Lambda
participates in the state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conference
where students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Each
year, we send members to the National Leadership Conference to win scholarships and
to network with business leaders around the nation. Phi Beta Lambda also recognizes
and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas.
Phi Chi Theta
President: Anna Zheng
Phi Chi Theta is a national coeducational professional fraternity with a focus on business and economics. Its mission is to provide an opportunity to develop and practice the professional skills and abilities necessary to succeed in the business community.
President: Laura Dwyer
Faculty Advisor: Dina Naples-Layish
The purpose of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Scholars program is to attract superior students and challenge them to reach their full potential. PwC Scholars augment the normal SOM curriculum with additional requirements geared to better prepare them to excel in their careers. PwC Scholars are provided with special opportunities to enhance both their written and oral communication skills. To facilitate oral communication skills, scholars are required to participate in reading and discussion sections each semester. Additionally, PwC Scholars are required to complete an experiential learning project. Finally, PwC scholars are required to complete additional coursework in their primary field of management concentration, complete a second concentration in another management area, or minor in another university discipline. Additional benefits of the program include the opportunity to participate in the Scholars Junior Level International Experience and the sophomore level Business and Culture Day. Several speakers drawn from the local community as well as financial centers will meet with the scholars every semester.
President: Nicole Busso
SHRM is a national organization with over 250,00 members and 450 student organizations. This organization will give students the opportunity to gain insight and knowledge about the Human Resources field.
President: Marlee Burr
Faculty Advisor: Shelley Dionne
Women in Business (WIB) is the only female-oriented business organization seeking to empower females at Binghamton University and serving as a collective voice for the female community in the professional world. We want to instill the confidence and drive for females to pursue challenges and to enrich and diversify the workplace. Women in Business believe that it is crucial to facilitate communication among females to foster leadership and success.
Zurack Scholars Program
Zurack Scholars Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students of exceptional merit with a strong interest in investment banking. The program will integrate activities of the Zurack Trading Room and the financial engineering/finance programs of SOM with Harpur College of Arts and Sciences to prepare students for positions in the investment banking industry.