Students are encouraged to become active on campus to build their leadership skills, create networking opportunities, and develop long-lasting friendships. In addition, there are various opportunities to interact with the faculty and alumni of the College through participation in student organizations.
Student Ambassadors serve as teaching assistants in BUSA 1105 (Intro to Business), which usually has 80 to 100 students in each section. Each ambassador is assigned to a specific section and is responsible for being in the classroom with the professor every time the class meets. Depending on the professor’s needs, some Student Ambassadors are given the opportunity to lead class discussions. Because the ambassador is whom the Intro to Business students interact with most, students are encouraged to talk to their ambassadors about day-to-day activities in the classroom.
Eagle Executive Society – Student Chapter
The Eagle Executive Society – Student Chapter connects current Georgia Southern students with a network of more than 22,000 Parker College of Business alumni. Among them are CEOs, entrepreneurs, executives, and emerging leaders from virtually every industry across Georgia and the country. You will have the opportunity to engage this network and attend various gatherings and events. You will develop your networking and communication abilities and build connections that can advance your business career while learning “out-of-classroom” skills such as business dinner etiquette, golf etiquette, how to build your LinkedIn profile, and more.
Beta Alpha Psi
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. To be eligible for membership in Beta Alpha Psi, you must have completed at least ACCT 3131 (Intermediate Accounting I), have at least a 3.0 GPA in all upper-level accounting courses, and have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Membership to Beta Alpha Psi is by invitation only.
Acquaints students interested in Accounting with the wide variety of career options available in the field.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Specifically for students interested in Fraud Examination and Forensic Studies. This organization prepares interested students for the Certified Fraud Examiners test.
Career Professional Advancement Society (CPAs)
This organization’s mission is to provide competitive advantages to its members through networking, leadership, professional opportunities, internship experiences, and service to the accounting profession. Members who complete a prescribed program of network building and professional development activities are awarded a certificate. Students who join receive a student membership in the Georgia Society of CPAs.
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc.), is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for people of minority in the accounting, finance, consulting, information technology, and other related business professions. This organization’s mission is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors. This includes providing opportunities for professional development, networking with current professionals, scholarships, and annual conferences.
Student Center for the Public Trust
The Student Center for the Public Trust is an on-campus organization that anyone can join. Benefits include enhanced growth and marketability – students will be able to grow their knowledge of ethical leadership principles and use this knowledge as a platform to communicate this interest to potential employers. Immediate application of learning – students will engage in training sessions with speakers who will help them better understand how to uphold their values on campus and in the workplace.
The MBA Association (MBAA) is the student organization for Master of Business Administration (MBA) students. The MBAA mission is to enhance the MBA students’ experience by providing an avenue for academic and professional development. The group meets weekly during the fall and spring semesters, bringing in guest speakers on topics of significance for graduate-level students. The MBAA also participates in a volunteer activity each semester, which is voted on by the students, and also makes visits to local and regional businesses to observe business operations. The MBAA is an organization for the students, by the students.
Eagle Economics Society
The Eagles Economics Society invites students from all majors to learn about economics and network with professors, current students, alumni, and business leaders. During our weekly meetings, we hear from (1) current and former students about internship or work experiences; (2) business leaders with perspectives on their industries; and (3) professors about extracurricular opportunities, the graduate school application process, building a resume, and personal finance. We also travel to various businesses to take tours and conferences to hear the world’s leading economists speak on a range of topics.
The Georgia Southern Finance Association is an active business student organization that strives to provide its members with valuable information and contacts. As a business organization, we will help maintain communication between the business community and the academic world. Along with valuable career advice, we want to introduce and expand networking opportunities for all students wishing to participate in the organization.
Southern Investment Association (SIA)
The Southern Investment Association (SIA) is a select group of Georgia Southern University students, who seek to increase their knowledge and experience in the field of investments through real-life application of skills learned in the classroom. Since its founding in 2013, SIA has set their expectations at the highest level and aims to compete with other student-managed funds. We will demonstrate our skills in finance, economics, accounting, marketing, and other areas through the development and active management of our financial portfolio. Our goal is to create a successful value-based fund of domestic stocks that potentially attracts capital from internal and external constituencies.
SAP Student Advantage
The SAP Student Advantage organization is a special interest organization located within the Department of Information Systems. We are here to promote and educate our peers on the benefits of having an IS major/minor and the importance of receiving SAP certification.
Eagle SAP User Group (ESUG)
Eagle SAP Users Group is a student-run organization that helps promote information systems and SAP. We work primarily to provide for students interested in the field of information systems internships and job opportunities with top companies through different events and networking.
America’s SAP User Group (ASUG)
Americas’ SAP User Group (ASUG) is a national forum where users of SAP, usually companies, get together in a structured manner and share their experiences with SAP. They relate the success or problems with implementation, effective ways to build from the ground up, how to maintain your system, and the right time to expand and still be relevant.
Association for Information Systems (AIS)
The Association for Information Systems (AIS) serves society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. AIS is the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide.
Logistics & Supply Chain Management
The Georgia Southern Logistics Association (GSLA)
GSLA is aimed at students interested in logistics and intermodal transportation. GSLA works to foster an appreciation of logistics as a motivating force in industry and commerce, through a focus on career development and networking with industry professionals. GSLA invites logistics and supply chain professionals from different industries to speak at monthly meetings and provides opportunities for students to attend industry conferences and tour facilities such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Target, and IKEA. Select students in leadership roles at GSLA are also chosen to represent the Georgia Southern University Logistics program at national conferences and industry networking events.
Eta Sigma Delta
Eta Sigma Delta is an international honorary society for hospitality students with grade point averages above 3.0.
Enactus is a global, student-led organization focusing on providing economic support to the local area through sustainable entrepreneurial projects. Enactus meets monthly (and sometimes more frequently), works closely with local and regional organizations, and offers students the opportunity to develop relationships with area business leaders, learn entrepreneurial skills, and utilize entrepreneurial actions to better the world around them. The organization participates in a regional competition in the spring, often advancing to national competitions which take place in early summer.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is targeted towards students with an interest in personnel administration. SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Partnering with the local Statesboro SHRM Chapter, the SHRM Student Chapter at Georgia Southern is consistently recognized as a Superior Merit Award Student Chapter.
Southern Hospitality Executives
The Southern Hospitality Executives is a student organization focused on enhancing in-class learning in hospitality through experiential opportunities. These opportunities are designed to provide direct interface with industry events, locales, and players. The group is focused on arranging hospitality oriented travel opportunities each term. This includes travel to known tourist destinations, behind the scenes tours of major hospitality assets/areas, meet and greet opportunities with industry executives, and career and hiring guidance. The club also holds local events at hospitality venues on a monthly basis (tastings tours, contests). Some light fund raising is expected and dues are $30 (to be eligible for sponsored travel events). The club is open to all students regardless of major or year.
Alpha Mu Alpha Since its inception in 1937, the American Marketing Association (AMA) has remained committed to the advancement of excellence in the field of marketing. It was this commitment which fostered the establishment of Alpha Mu Alpha in Spring of 1981. Alpha Mu Alpha is the national marketing honorary society for qualified undergraduate, graduate and doctoral marketing students, and marketing faculty.
The American Marketing Association (AMA)
The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the professional association for individuals and organizations who are leading the practice, teaching, and development of marketing worldwide.
National Retail Federation (NRF) Student Association
The National Retail Federation Student Association is a student organization dedicated to promoting the interest of retail education, networking, service, and retail career development.
Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity. and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce; and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.
Last updated: 1/30/2020