In your free time, become involved in life beyond the classroom. Student organizations give you the chance to network, make friends, get involved with the campus and the community, and gain leadership experience to enhance your resume. Becoming active in student organizations rounds out your college experience and develops skills you need to be successful in the real world.
The Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting has five main organizations to benefit its students.
This club is a great opportunity for you to meet other accounting students, prepare for your future in the accounting profession, learn about all the opportunities for accounting majors, and get introduced to possible employers. Monthly meetings have guest speakers from accounting firms and offer social opportunities with other accounting students. Stay involved in the community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and various other service projects. Contact Dr. Glenn Growe to get involved.
This organization, which promotes the detection and prevention of fraud in business, is open to all majors so it gives you the opportunity to meet students from many disciplines. The ACFE believes that their organization is important to FHSU and the community because they strive to teach others how to prevent fraud within their place of business as well as bring in speakers who work in the fraud prevention area. Contact Ms. Jessica Heronemus to get involved.
The Economics Club, open to all majors, was initiated in the Fall of 2011 after mounting interest by students for such a venue. If you join the Economics Club, you will be able to take part in a blend of social and academic activities including tutoring students who are taking economics classes and engaging in collaborative student research. The club plans to conduct annual surveys of the purchasing habits of FHSU students and disseminate an estimate cost of living index for FHSU students. Contact Dr. Sam Schreyer to get involved.
The Finance Club is open to all finance and other business majors who wish to participate in academic, community service, and fundraising activities. Members have the opportunity to interact with established business leaders and the club travels to Chicago every two years to tour financial organizations. You can join the Financial Management Association (FMA) or the Financial Planning Association (FPA) through the Finance Club, giving you an opportunity to further build your network in the finance community. As a service project, members offer free financial advice to FHSU students, working with them in areas such as monthly budgets, managing credit cards, building credit, credit scores, auto loans, IRAs, checking account reconciliation, financial aid, and student loans. Contact Emily Breit to get involved.
Tiger Investment Group, or TIG, offers you the unique chance to invest your own money. Investment decisions are made based on research done by you and your group. By investing in real companies, members gain practical experience with the stock market to support what is learned in the classroom. Contact Rory Terry to get involved.
Beyond activities found in the department, majors can become involved in many campus-wide organizations, such as Tigers in Service or the Student Government Association. For more information about student organizations at FHSU, check out the Center for Student Involvement website.