Activities allow students to enhance educational experiences outside the classroom. The school encourages its students to get involved. Among the groups and activities students might join are:
Accounting Club The mission of the Accounting Club is to promote extracurricular activities among graduate students as a means of enriching their experience and to establish what will hopefully become valuable professional relationships among students and between students and the University that will continue past graduation. The club aims to promote an appreciation of accounting principles as an essential tool of modern-day business.
Black Business Students Association The BBSA strives to create networking opportunities for its members and to enhance the educational experience for the larger Wake Forest Schools of Business graduate community through cultural programs. Through its affiliation with the NATIONAL BLACK MBA ASSOCIATION, members of the group can participate in conferences and case competitions. For more information, contact Trey Rone.
The Graduate Christian Business Club The purpose of the Christian Business Club is to build lasting relationships and equip students with resources to live out their faith appropriately within the work place. To further our mission we provide opportunities for students to interact with fellow students and learn from business leaders in various professions who have focused on balancing their faith in the work place. For more information, contact Andrew Batchelor.
Elevator Competition Entrepreneurs reach for the sky in this competition, which gives teams of MBA students from universities throughout the nation the chance to take two, two-minute elevator rides with venture capitalists in hopes of selling them on a business plan.
Entrepreneurship Club The Entrepreneurs exist to provide networking opportunities for business students interested in new venture creation, internal corporate venturing, venture capital or family business. The club's activities serve to foster the entrepreneurial spirit within the graduate business school community and encourage the development of entrepreneurial skills that are important in all industries and career tracks. For more information, contact Allen Shafer.
Finance Club The Finance clubs strives to gain a better understanding of finance career tracks for first and second year graduate students through guest speakers, corporate visits, and interaction with students and faculty and to fully leverage alumni of the Schools of Business and Wake Forest University to help in the placement of our students in internships and permanent positions that meet their career goals. For more information, contact Ross Morgan.
Healthcare Club The Healthcare Club helps position students to solve the business needs of the public and private healthcare industry. We accomplish this through organizing events linking healthcare professionals, executives, students, both past and present, as well as supporters of Wake Forest and the Schools of Business. For more information, contact Galen Price.
Honor Council The Honor Council receives and investigates reports of alleged honor violations, holds hearings on the charges and submits to the Dean a fair verdict of judgment for final approval. For more information, contact Brett Maffett or Govind Ravikumar
International Students Association ISA facilitates the adaptation of international students to the Wake Forest University academic and social environment, eases the social integration of international students through organizing of social events, providing internship and job-search assistance, and building strong international student alumni network and leverages the cultural diversity of internationals. It also contributes to the further development of global spirit at the Schools of Business. For more information, contact Govind Ravikumar.
The Joint Degree Society Seeks to further understanding and cooperation between the School of Law and the graduate program of the Schools of Business on academic, administrative, social, and professional levels. The Society addresses the special concerns of students enrolled in the JD/MBA program by serving as a liaison between the two individual programs. The society also seeks to develop and encourage a unique interface between law and management on a practical and academic level through interaction with the business and law communities, as well as other academic institutions. By presenting a collegial forum and a social venue for degree candidates who have elected to pursue degrees in both Law and Management, the Society aspires to expand and enhance the ties between the various professional disciplines.
Marketing Club The Marketing Club's main goal is to fully develop the marketing capabilities of its members. This includes giving the members access to marketing alumni speakers and panels, creating awareness for marketing activities both within and outside the school, and participating in events that display Wake Forest graduate business students' marketing talents, which can successfully compete with any top MBA school. For more information, contact Kevin Keller.
Marketing Summit Drawing teams from major universities throughout the world since 1989, Wake Forest hosts the nation’s oldest marketing case competition. During this student-organized event, teams are presented with a company’s marketing dilemma and then are given 36 hours to formulate recommendations. Recent competitions tackled marketing challenges involving IBM, PepsiCo, Apple, Motorola, Alltel Wireless, Yahoo!, EchoStar, GlaxoSmithKline, Lowe’s Home Improvement, and Heineken USA. For more information contact, Jeanelle Feimster, Lauren Williams or Adam Hanson.
Net Impact Club The Net Impact Club promotes social responsibility and sustainability in relation to the purpose, practice and payoff of business. The club develops awareness of current social, environmental, and cultural issues in all business disciplines through educational materials and events. For more information, contact Soren Klein.
Operations/IT Club The mission of the Operations/IT Club is to educate graduate business students about career opportunities in the operations field and prepare them for future careers in business operations. For more information, contact Sathya Ramachandran.
Partners Association The Partners Association is a social organization for the significant others of graduate business students. Whether you are a spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, fiancé, or a friend, Partners is a group that brings people together to meet one another and get involved. Partners provides a way to meet others, make new friends, and get to know the area. For more information, contact Lisa Bryant.
Professional Students Association (PSA) The mission of the PSA is to enhance the part-time MBA experience at Wake Forest by encouraging interaction between students and administration. The organization also strives to create opportunities for students to leverage their MBA and to achieve their personal goals. For more information, contact Pat Peacock.
Sports Management Club The Sports Management Club works closely with the Wake Forest University Athletics Department to expose students to the type of skills needed to build a career in modern day sports management and sports marketing. Projects that the club members work on are selected to leverage their business skills, provide real value to the University and Athletic organizations, and provide tangible results in order to secure job placement in the sports industry. For more information please contact Andrew Batchelor.
The Strategy & Consulting Club The Strategy & Consulting Club assists students in gaining employment within the strategy and consulting arenas by exposing club members to industry leaders, providing networking opportunities with alumni, professionals, and friends of the Schools of Business and increasing awareness of the quality of club members. For more information, contact Danny Lauer.
Student Government Association (SGA) The Student Government Association (SGA) is an elected student group formed to represent the graduate business school student body. The SGA acts as the primary connection between students, faculty and staff. The SGA is comprised of four main committees that develop and plan events throughout the year; providing opportunities for interaction between students, faculty, staff, alumni and corporate recruiters in a relaxed environment. For more information, contact Dustin Morgan.
Wake Graduate Women in Business (WGWIB) WGWIB is committed to empowering female students through mentorship and social support, as well as helping female students gain the skills and training needed to successfully position themselves in the highly competitive workplace. For more information, contact Martha Spears.
Graduate Business Wine Club The mission of the Graduate Business Wine Club is to promote the enjoyment of and education about wine. The club was founded on the premise that individuals who share a common interest would be able to congregate to enjoy fun and educational activities focused on wine. Fore more information, contact Walt Elder.
Other Opportunities to Get Involved
Project Nicaragua Project Nicaragua is a student-initiated, student-led seminar, consulting and microfinance initiative that began in the fall of 2006. Since that initial fact-finding trip, there have been three seminars taught in Managua, Nicaragua by over thirty current and former students of the school. Each semester a group of twelve to sixteen students travel to Nicaragua to work with small businesses and to learn more about the culture of small business in Central America. Additionally, students have led seminars in Benin, West Africa as well as local outreach initiatives to local Hispanic businesses in New Mexico and North Carolina. For more information, contact Joe Marcaurelle or Cynthia Redwine.
Community Service There are many opportunities throughout the year to participate in community service projects. Past projects have included toy drives, clothing drives, charity auctions, and blood drives.