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Student Organizations

Smeal offers 35 student-run organizations that extend learning beyond the classroom and give you the opportunity to strengthen your leadership capabilities and network with business professionals and recruiters.

Major-Related Organizations

Accounting Society

Stimulates student interest in the accounting field and exposes them to experienced viewpoints from around the world.

Actuarial Science Club

Aids students in preparing for actuarial exams, organizes weekly study sessions, and sponsors speakers from firms across the eastern United States.

Association for Operations Management (APICS)

A member-based association dedicated to developing and providing a body of knowledge in operations management.

Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals

Fosters the advancement of logistics and promotes exchange of information, experience, ideas, and cooperation among its members.

Enterprise Risk Management Association

Dedicated to providing its members with a forum for professional and personal development through leadership opportunities and community service events.

International Business Association

Offers opportunities for career-related programs as well as community service, social, and fundraising activities. Membership is open to all majors.

Management Information Systems Association

Builds academic and career opportunities for Management Science & Information Systems majors and promotes the program among students, the faculty, and corporate recruiters.

MAcc Program Student Association

Provides a voice for the Masters of Accountancy program so that the needs, wants, and concerns of these student be recognized and presented to administrators for the betterment of the program.

Net Impact

Inspires, educates, and equips students to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.

Nittany Consulting Group

Provides students with experience in the consulting profession, preparation for case interviews, and involvement in projects centered on for-profit businesses.

Penn State Finance Society

Strives to bridge the gap between academic classes and the real-world environment of finance. The group sponsors speakers and corporate site visits.

Penn State Investment Association/Nittany Lion Fund

Provides students the chance to make real investment decisions regarding the fund's 65 equities while exploring the intricacies of the financial world.

Penn State Marketing Association (PSMA)

Offers opportunities for many career-related programs as well as community service, social, and fund-raising activities. Membership is open to anyone in any major. Offers many leadership opportunities.

Professional Management Association

Sponsors tours, speakers, and other activities to fully develop the professional skills of future business leaders.

Real Estate Association

Promotes and encourages the exchange of ideas among those interested in the real estate profession and perpetuates high standards of service, knowledge, and integrity in the profession.

SAP Student Interest Group

Provides opportunities for members to learn about SAP and general ERP systems through speakers from industry and structured tutorial sessions with the Penn State SAP System.

Smeal Human Capital Consultants

Fosters professional development, mentoring, and consulting opportunities in a project-based format to facilitate various avenues of employer branding and recruiting.

Sports Business Club

Fosters growth of knowledge in the sports industry by learning from professionals in the field and provides students with opportunities for internships and future careers in sports.

Supply Chain Management Association

Fosters academic and practical logistics advancement, and promotes the exchange of information, experience, ideas, and cooperation among its members and developing knowledge of logistics.

Diversity Organizations

The Office of Diversity Enhancement Programs supports the following organizations, which comprise the Council of Multicultural Organizations (COMO):


Promotes development and leadership skills in Asian and Pacific Island students interested in pursuing a career in finance or accounting.

Association of Latino Professionals For America

Increases awareness of the business fields among Hispanic business students and promotes diversity in the workplace.

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

Promotes communication between its members and professionals in the field of accounting.

Women in Business (WIB)

Promotes the advancement of Smeal women by increasing the awareness of workplace trends and connecting members with Smeal/Penn State alumni.

Multicultural Women's Forum

Creates a support network, enhances professional development, and develops leadership skills for multicultural women in, but not limited to, Smeal.