Clubs & Organizations

There are a variety of business clubs that promote a well rounded JWU education, by sharpening your organizational, leadership and communication skills.

Accounting Association lets accounting majors share their mutual career interests with one another outside of the classroom. In existence for over 15 years, this active organization has an annual membership exceeding 100 members. Activities include lectures, field trips and other accounting-related events.The association’s main philanthropic endeavor is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, a joint venture with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Every year, students volunteer their time to prepare federal and state tax returns, free of charge, for low-income individuals.

Ad Club provides and promotes a better understanding of advertising’s functions and values; the club also stimulates and encourages advertising professionalism through advertising education.

American Marketing Association operates as a professional trade association, helping its members develop their marketing credentials and professional skills. AMA holds numerous events throughout the school year; members also attend national conferences.

Association for Operations Management (APICS) instills operations management excellence in individuals and enterprises through superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources and a worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.

Elite Fashion Association is a fashion club for up-and-coming designers, buyers, and anyone who has an interest in the fashion industry.

National Student Organizations (NSO) is a great way for students to sharpen their personal and professional goals. Membership in NSO automatically grants you national membership in Business Professionals of America (BPA), Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX), Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), National FFA, Junior Achievement (JA), SkillsUSA and Technology Students Association (TSA). NSO members are also invited to join in one or more of the following divisions:

  • Communications Association You'll gain practical experience in creating concise media messages and marketing pieces that make great additions to your portfolio. You'll focus on promoting the NSO through printed and electronic newsletters, and advertising activities.
  • Leadership Academy You'll learn to develop your leadership skills, build confidence in public speaking, negotiating skills and group work abilities.
  • Competitive Events Institute You'll receive competitive training to help win scholarships and externships at conferences. Participants also have the opportunity to become certified competitive event trainers of both high school and college students.
  • Community Action Association Members participate in community service and civic engagement projects with an emphasis on hunger, homelessness and education. Global Outreach programs have included trips to Mexico and Morocco.

You’ll gain specialized and practical skills from industry professionals in any of the divisions you join.

Society for The Advancement Of Management (SAM) helps students learn the latest in management theory and practices. The local SAM chapter is a working model of a typical business organization. Regular chapter activities develop managerial, organizational leadership and communication skills.

Society of Human Resource Management acquaints students considering a future in business with the fields of human resource (HR) management and labor relations; keeps them up-to-date on new developments in HR management; provides learning opportunities through interaction with HR practitioners; and promotes the development of ethical, professional HR managers.

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