Carolina Maher and Jocelyn Reyes, September 20, 2022
More than 100 students came together for the School of Business Welcome Week which ends in September. 15 Explore a variety of clubs, organizations and networking opportunities.
After a brief pause due to COVID-19, CBA hosted one of its first in-person fairs, bringing opportunities for internships, mentors and networking.
The event is open to all students, offers giveaways and activities, and provides FGet ready for professional avatars from the Poly Lens club.
According to ASI Business Senator Naman Pandadiya, the CBA fair will benefit students now and in the future. One of the biggest benefits, Pandadiva mentioned, is that students get to know what the club has to offer.
“Freshman, because it’s a lot of work, but it’s enriching and fulfilling work,” Pandadiva said. “After completing the coursework and assignments, you’ll see the fruits of your hard work coming soon, and you’ll see how often you’ll be applying it to your own personal life.”
According to business administration major and American Marketing Association member Juritza Mata, the fair is an opportunity for students to meet and network with other like-minded people.
“The AMA has a lot of networking opportunities,” Mata said. “We do a lot of conferences. We do an event across the country, so we’re able to meet a lot of people across the country.
There are 20 registered business clubs to choose from, and this number is growing every month.. One of the most popular clubs is the Student Managed Investing Club, where students learn how to invest, how to raise money, and the stock market. Another well-known club is the Real Estate Association, which focuses on visiting real estate and inviting guest speakers.
Business school admissions fairs aren’t just for business majors. Mata encourages other professionals to see what clubs at the show have to offer.
“We are open to every major. We have some people on our E board that I know — one is a political science major. We also welcome communication majors. I think any major would benefit from it,” Ma Tower said. “The same goes for committees, so they can experience first-hand what it’s like to work in a field like this.”
As this is one of the first in-person shows since the pandemic, the business administration sector is very excited to welcome new faces.
According to Andrew Cornejo, a member of the Institute of Finance, who specialises in finance, real estate and law, there are many benefits and tips from this club fair.
“Our club offers a resume workshop, which I think is the best thing we have to offer. It really helps people build their portfolios and prepare them for work after graduation,” Cornejo said.
Featured Image Courtesy of Carolina Maciel