College of Business

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Student Resources

Sophomores Transitioning from UC to BUS

For sophomores transitioning from UC to BUS in Spring 2018, please the review these steps.

Living and Learning Community

The College of Business Living & Learning Community (BLLC) provides first-year students with a living environment that promotes personal growth, academic success, and a smooth transition from high school to college.

Students listening to a Career Day panelScholarship Information

Learn about scholarship opportunities, and visit the 2018-2019 COB scholarship application portal.

Student Organizations

At the College of Business, students may participate in a variety of professional organizations depending on their areas of interest. For further information about a group or to join it, contact the student or faculty member listed below.

For student club leaders: Download the Student Club Information Form for current information concerning events, marketing, room reservations, budget, travel, and conferences for your group.

American Marketing Association (AMA) provides its members with networking and career development opportunities and welcomes students interested in event planning, communications, marketing, and advertising for the campus and the local community. For more information, visit the URI AMA Student Chapter website. Student contact: Ellen Martin; AMA Email. Faculty Advisors: David Mitchell and Hillary Leonard.  Twitter logoFacebook logo
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) recognizes achievements in the fields of accounting and finance, promotes their study and practice, and provides opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing business professionals. Membership Criteria: 3.0 overall GPA; 3.0 GPA in major; completion of at least 3 upper division credits in major; and attendance and active participation in a min. of 50% of meetings/events. Members (and pledges planning to be inducted next semester) are required to tutor three-five hours per semester.  Student contact: Joshua GowerBAP Email. Faculty Advisor: Kate Jelinek.
Business Student Advisory Council provides a link among administration, faculty, and students, giving students a voice in the functioning of the College of Business. Membership Criteria: Students are selected from various majors and names are solicited from faculty and other students. Dean reviews nominations. The size of the council depends upon the number of nominations. Members required to attend a min. of two COB events. Faculty contact: Assistant Dean Peg Ferguson-Boyd at
Delta Sigma Pi, the world’s leading professional fraternity for men and women, develops principled business leaders for the future by providing a lifetime of opportunity for its members. To learn more, visit the DSP website. Student contact: Haley Spellman. Faculty advisor: Dean Maling Ebrahimpour.
Fashion Blogging Club Student contact: Courtney Buntin. Faculty advisor: Linda Welters.
Fashion Merchandising Society  Student contact: Yaheysi Leon-Lopez. Faculty advisor: Ji Hye Kang.
Financial Management Association (FMA) promotes the development and understanding of basic and applied research of sound financial practices and serves the global finance community by providing interaction between and among academics, practitioners, and students.  Open to students interested and passionate about finance. For more information, visit the URI FMA website. Student contact: Alex Lach. Faculty advisor: Michael Ice.
International Business Club (IBC) develops students’ understanding of how different cultures around the globe affect business, and helps students build better international relationships with international businesses and global professionals. The club provides members with career guidance by speakers, professional workshops, and career-related opportunities. Student contact: Verity Cheslo, Emily Hadfield. Faculty Advisor: Donna Gamache-Griffiths. Contact: Facebook logo
NABA, the National Association of Black Accountants, a national organization with recognized chapters across the country, is open to every student regardless of major or ethnicity. NABA is dedicated to breaking the color barrier in accounting and finance by providing talented, diverse students with networking, leadership, career development, internship, and scholarship opportunities. Student contact: Carmelina Sanchez. Faculty advisor: Brooke D’Aloisio.
Phi Beta Lambda brings together business and education through innovative leadership and career development programs. As the professional version of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), Phi Beta Lambda works to help its members find jobs, and strengthen their business and networking capabilities. Faculty advisor: Joseph D’Adamo.
Ram Fund is the URI student-managed investment fund. An equity portfolio made possible with a $100,000 initial investment by the URI Alumni Association, the Ram Fund gives students the opportunity to engage in real-life portfolio management, to function as research analysts specializing in industries, and to obtain long-term competitive rates of return for investors. Each semester, students make their final presentations at Fidelity in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. Other Ram Fund-related events include Envestnet certification, the Money Management Institute Annual Conference, the Quinnipiac G.A.M.E Forum, and an alumni meeting. To be considered for the Ram Fund and learn more about it, please download an application.  Faculty advisor: Michael Ice.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is committed to advancing the practice of Human Resources Management. As a chapter, URI SHRM connects members to the global network of Society for Human Resource Management professionals as well as alumni. This organization provides up to date information on the rapidly evolving field, leadership opportunities, and networking events.
Student contact: Catherine Hill. Faculty Advisor: Aimee Phelps.
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Supply Chain Management Club is for any student interested in the various degrees of supply chain including transportation, logistics, warehousing, operations, network design, process improvement, purchasing, and marketing. Student contact: AJ Dahl. Faculty Advisor: Brian Walsh.  Facebook logo
Textile Honor Society members are dedicated to upholding the highest level of academic excellence, integrity and philanthropy. We are a group of motivated young professionals who hope to shape the future of the fashion industry. We host professional conferences including internship conferences, career-building events, and cover letter and resume workshops. Requirements: sophomore standing with either a TMD/TM major or minor, with a GPA of 3.0 or above.Student contact: Danielle Williams. Faculty advisor: Karl Aspelund.
URI Entrepreneurship Club promotes a community of creative collaboration and resource network among entrepreneurial students. Members are required to attend at least five meetings. Student contact: Molly Bennett. Faculty advisor: Ryan Maguire.  Facebook logoTwitter logo
Women in Business promotes the success of women within the University and the empowerment of women as they prepare to enter the business world. Members of the organization are supported in searching for jobs through career-related guidance, learning programs, and career opportunities. Student contact: Lucy Moyes. Faculty advisor: Kathryn Jervis.
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