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Pamplin School of Business: Student Led Clubs
The easiest way to experience the UP community is to get involved with student activities on campus. UP provides an opportunity for any student to become involved with numerous student-run organizations, creating opportunities to meet fellow students with similar interests. A detailed description for each Pamplin School of Business-affiliated club is presented below along with contact information should you have any more questions.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cecilia Lin Office: Franz Hall 324 Telephone: 503.943.8656
The University of Portland Accounting Association focuses on establishing relationships between students and local accounting professionals. UPAA hosts professionals from accounting-related careers to help students explore the field of accounting, including public and private accountants, Chief Financial Officers, and IRS Investigators. Each year begins with a Speed Networking event at which more than 20 professionals from eight different public accounting firms in the Portland area join UP students for dinner and networking. UPAA offers great opportunities for students to network with local professionals and learn more about the accounting industry.
Alpha Kappa PsiFaculty Advisor: Dr. Jim Seal Office: Franz Hall 326 Telephone: 503.943.7272
The Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity focuses on developing principle business leaders. At the core of Alpha Kappa Psi are five values: brotherhood, knowledge, integrity, service, and unity. Club members gain knowledge through guest speakers, conventions, and networking. New members go through a pledge process, learning more about the fraternity, successful resume building, and interview skills.
Beta Gamma Sigma
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Naveen Gudigantala Office: Franz Hall 408 Telephone: 503.943.8457
Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student can receive by an AACSB accredited program. Only the upper 10 percent of junior and senior classes; or the upper 20 percent of graduating master’s classes are eligible to receive invitations to join Beta Gamma Sigma. Invited students become members through an induction ceremony. The benefits of membership include lifelong recognition, access to Beta Gamma Sigma's online career resource center, discounted publications, and opportunities to network with the best in the business world.
Christian Business Students Association
Faculty Advisor: Dean Robin Anderson Please contact 503.943.7224 for information about this club.
The Christian Business Students Association exists to create a forum where students can discuss ethical and religious issues related to business. Some meetings are Bible studies, while others discuss ethical issues in relation to business. CSBA invites successful business leaders to share experiences in how to combine personal faith with the business world. CSBA also hosts The Mentors Forum dinner, and an event series to help develop future leaders, emphasizing ethical decision-making with reference to God. Other events include off-campus trips to Portland and Seattle businesses, a reflective retreat to the Oregon coast and community service.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bill Barnes Office: Franz Hall 323 Telephone: 503.943.7456
The University of Portland Economics Club strives to create an environment in which students come together to discuss current economic issues including topics such as agricultural economics and financial markets. The club plans to fundraise while also giving back to the UP community by cleaning up after sporting events on campus. Other club activities include biweekly meetings to discuss current events, guest speakers to share economic experiences, as well as related trips throughout the Portland area.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Club (EI Club)
Faculty Advisor: Peter Rachor Office: Buckley Center 216 Telephone: 503.943.7782
Helder Sebastiao Office: Franz Hall 406 Telephone: 503-943-7282
The University of Portland Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club (EI Club) is a student run organization for anyone interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. This club believes that the practice of entrepreneurship and innovation brings out skills within us to compete in a global environment, leading to a more prosperous society and world economy. The purpose of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club is to further develop and support the community of entrepreneurial and innovative talent at the University of Portland. The EI Club will further the knowledge, spirit, and passion of entrepreneurs and innovators while providing resources for educational, social, networking, teaching, and researching events where entrepreneurial and innovative skills can be applied. This club fosters, inspires, and supports the creation of new venture opportunities, whether in an existing firm or the launch of a new firm.
UP Investment AssociationFaculty Advisor: Dr. Brian Adams Office: Franz Hall 318 Telephone: 503.943.7109
The UP Investment Association gives students the opportunity to make investments and manage an investment portfolio. There is an executive advisory board comprised of local business professionals which helps advise the decisions made on the club's investment portfolio. These professionals are valuable resources for networking, internship, and job opportunities. UPIA is devoted to helping students invest as professionals, build a network through alumni and the local community, and gain valuable real-world experience. There are also many opportunities for students to travel to conferences and to volunteer throughout the community.
UP Marketing Group
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elena Bernard Office: Franz Hall 307 Telephone: 503.943.8656
The goal of the University of Portland Marketing Group is to give students real life marketing experience and a better understanding of marketing procedures. Through the work of two committees, the apparel design committee and the branding committee, UPMG is working to design a clothing line for UP's spirit group, Purple Pride, and to develop a full-scale marketing plan for the Oregon College of Art and Craft. As a member of UPMG, students gain understanding of the full marketing spectrum including research, branding and identity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Operations Management AssociationFaculty Advisor: Dr. Gary Mitchell Office: Franz Hall 411 Telephone: 503.943.7280
The Operations Management Association networks with industry leaders to foster relationships, and integrate students of multidisciplinary backgrounds into the field of operations and project management. Our mission is to create opportunities for students in various fields of operations including supply chain management, health care operations, information technology management, manufacturing, and project management. OMA organizes plant tours of local companies such as Frito Lay and Craft Brewers Alliance, and invites guest speakers to the University from companies such as Regence, Boeing, Hewlett Packard and more.