In another example that College of Business Administration clubs are among the best in the country, the Finance Society has been named a superior chapter by its parent organization.
Financial Management Association (FMA) International, a nonprofit that promotes research and careers of the finance industry, oversees more than 200 student chapters throughout the country. Of the 23 institutions that received a 2007-08 superior chapter designation, Cal Poly Pomona and San Jose State were the only California clubs selected.
“Earning this designation is a special honor,” Finance Society President Evelyn Guido said. “Club members worked hard last year to create a club that helped students learn about finance and at the same time, offered fun activities. We'll do everything we can to earn the same designation for the 2008-09 school year.”
The Finance Society had to offer several career development opportunities in order to be considered a superior chapter. In the 2007-08 school year, the group invited several speakers to its meetings, including Kathy Tully ('76 B.S. and '80 M.B.A.), a senior vice president at Morgan Stanley whom Barron's magazine named one of the top 100 women financial advisors. The club also offered tours of the Federal Reserve Bank of Los Angeles and brought members to the FMA Finance Leaders' Conference in Denver. This year, the Finance Society will host a stock simulation competition with monetary prizes.
Another CBA student club, Professionals in Human Resources Association, was recently named one of the 10 outstanding student chapters in the country by its parent organization, the Society of Human Resource Management.