At the College of Business, there are a variety of professional clubs and organizations you may participate in depending on your area of interest.
These groups offer an invaluable opportunity to meet your peers, hear from experts in the field, grow your network and get career preparedness tips. We highly encourage you to get involved!
You can learn about the clubs and their meeting schedules from flyers posted around Ballentine Hall and the student newsletter. You can also directly contact any of the officers or advisors.
Below is a list of all of the organizations and contact information for the faculty advisor and presidents.
- American Assoc. of Textile Chemists & Colorists (AATCC) Student Chapter
A student chapter of a professional organization, this group has a common interest of discussing textile goods from idea to finished product.
- American Marketing Association
The 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, follow us on Instagram
URI AMA Student Chapter website (under construction).
Student contact: Jake Kalotai
Faculty Advisors: Scott Asadorian
- Beta Alpha Psi
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: Tanner Asaro; BAP Email
Faculty Advisor: Kate Jelinek
- Business Student Advisory Council
The Dean’s Business Student Advisory Council (DBSAC) at the URI College of Business is composed of graduate and undergraduate students representing all majors within the college. The council’s purpose is to work closely with the dean’s leadership team to recommend courses of action to improve the overall student experience.
Membership Criteria: Nominations are submitted by the student body, and recommended to serve by the faculty. Final membership selection is determined by the college dean, after the successful completion of an interview and review of the student’s academic and co-curricular activities. Council members are required to attend monthly meetings and some special events throughout the academic year.
Faculty contact: Dean Assistant Dean Carmen M. Rogers
- Consulting Club
The Consulting Club is created with the objective of bringing together individuals who share a common interest in exploring Management Consulting (or Business Consulting) as a career choice. The club is led by a faculty mentor with prior experience in Boston Consulting Group. The club is created to help students get more clarity on Management Consulting as a career choice, life as a Management Consultant, and other aspects of this unique industry. The club also intends to collaborate with industry practitioners, industry speakers as well as alums, to help the club achieve its goals. Preparing for a management consulting career does take specific efforts on the part of students, while in school. Thereby, the club will be a great platform for hard-working and committed students who are ready to go the extra mile.
President: Victoria Reilly
Vice President: Ben Handy
Faculty Mentor: Devendra Kale
Faculty Mentor: Hillary Leonard
- Delta Sigma Pi
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: Liz MacInnis
Faculty advisor: Assistant Dean Carmen M. Rogers
- Fashion Merchandising Society
The Fashion Merchandising Society creates a community among students who have an interest in fashion. The group discusses current issues in the fashion industry, investigates fashion internships and study abroad opportunities, and explores the importance of communication through dress.
Student contact: Shelby Kanski
Faculty advisor: Ji Hye Kang
- Financial Management Association
The 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: Meghan Finley
Faculty advisor: Michael Ice
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club (IEC) is dedicated to creating a community of individuals who wish to explore their entrepreneurial goals and innovative ideas. This club creates a space for student entrepreneurs to share their entrepreneurial ideas and receive feedback from other students. This club regularly has guest speakers, events, and other initiatives for its members.
We want YOU! We are looking for students who are creative, driven, and committed to making a difference. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, designer, marketer, etc., we believe that you have something unique to offer our club. We welcome students from all majors and backgrounds to join us and bring their ideas to the table. Join the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club today by filling out this form!
Student contact: Dante Driscoll
Faculty advisor: David Mitchell
- International Business Club
The 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.
Faculty Advisor: Donna Gamache-Griffiths
- National Association of Black Accountants
The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), 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: Kiara Duarte
Faculty advisor: Alex Hazera and Brooke D’Aloisio
- Ram Fund
The 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 learn more about the Ram Fund an apply, visit the Ram Fund page.
Faculty advisor: Michael Ice
- Rhody Rainmakers
Student contact: Sara James
Faculty advisor: Jonathan Gilbert
- Sigma Iota Epsilon
Sigma Iota Epsilon is the National Honorary and Professional Management Society. SIE encourages and recognizes scholastic excellence and promotes cooperation between the academic and practical aspects of management. Initiates must hold at least a 3.5 GPA.
Faculty advisor: Mallory Flowers
- Society for Human Resource Management
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: Anna Truong
Faculty Advisor: Christine Stevens and Ying Chen
Connect with us: Instagram, Facebook, Linktree, Twitter, Chapter Blog
- Student Clubs Event Form
COB Student Club Event Form(MANDATORY for all events) Student Club Events have privileges, you can enjoy room reservations, refreshments, marketing assets and assistance with promotion. This form MUST be completed/submitted 3-4 weeks PRIOR to your event to receive the full list of support. Each Student Club has been allotted $200 per semester - refer to Student Club handbook for all the details. If you have any questions, please connect with the following COB staff members: Sue Mclintock, firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling and refreshments Jessica Linicus, email@example.com for approvals, speakers and career connection Jennifer Luther, firstname.lastname@example.org for marketing #business .
- Supply Chain Management Club
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: Emma Grant
Faculty Advisor: Brian Walsh and John Beliveau
- Textile Honor Society
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: Kelsey Young
Faculty advisor: Karl Aspelund
- TMD Blogging Club
Student contact: Kristina DiMaria
Faculty Advisor: Linda Welters
- Women in Business
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: Grace Legere
Faculty advisor: Ann-Marie Sacco