Student Life

Build your résumé by getting involved!

From clubs to honor societies to specialty programs, there are so many ways to engage with the School of Business. In fact, there are more than 26 different opportunities.

Take advantage of all the different opportunities the school has to offer. —Victor Jimenez '22, Finance/Economics double major

Student clubs and organizations

As a School of Business student, you are invited to join one of our many clubs to develop leadership skills, make business connections, practice what you have learned in class and enhance your résumé before graduation. Explore Cougar Connect to see which clubs you might want to join. A few of the clubs and organizations that pair well with academic programs in the School of Business include:

Career circles

Are you a student who's passionate about pursuing a career in a specific industry, but not sure where to start? Look no further than our student Career Circles! These groups are designed to provide you with the support, guidance and mentorship you need to succeed in your dream field. Choose from a variety of circles, including:

  • Sports
  • Human Resources
  • Fashion and Beauty
  • Consulting
  • Advertising/Public Relations
  • Risk Management

Contact the Student Success Center for more information.

Honor societies

Honor societies recognize your achievements in academics, extracurricular activities and worthwhile contributions to the campus and community. Honor societies are either application-based or invitation-based.

  • Alpha Sigma Lambda is an honor society for adult learners.
  • Beta Alpha Psi is an honor society for students in fields related to the creation, management and analysis of financial information.
  • Beta Gamma Sigma is an honor society serving business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • Eta Sigma Delta is an international honor society for hospitality students.
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon is the international economics honorary society.


Succeed outside of the classroom. School of Business specialty programs give you access to exclusive and meaningful experiential learning opportunities that connect you with business leaders across a variety of industries. These competitive programs require an application and interview.

    Develop undeniable leadership skills in this hospitality-industry-focused program. Meet with and learn from the best hospitality leaders in Charleston and across the country.

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    Juniors and seniors in the global logistics and transportation program develop professional skills and earn non-academic credits toward a study trip to Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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    In partnership with the Honors College, this program offers a rigorous academic experience to selected students each year.

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    Nurture your understanding of free society economics, research capabilities, and business skills in this unique multi-year program. Develop professional, research, and leadership skills through exposure to a range of successful academic scholars and business executives.

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    Phi Chi Theta is the school’s co-ed, professional business and economics fraternity. If you are looking to connect with a group of motivated, talented, and like-minded individuals to professionally grow and develop alongside, you can find them right here! Develop leadership and business skills, make new friends and attend fun social events.

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    In this Princeton Review-recognized program, the money is in your hands – literally! Manage real funds in this program run like an investment firm while applying concepts learned in the classroom like asset valuation, portfolio management and group collaboration.

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    The Schottland Scholars Program is a premier leadership initiative for School of Business students. Rub elbows with influential business, community leaders and an impressive alumni network.

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