Student ActivitiesSchool of Business and Engineering students are active in clubs on campus and take part in a range of annual competitions. Our students frequently garner awards and recognition for their efforts. They land great internships and volunteer their time to worthy causes. Below are some of their accomplishments.
Competitions + Conferences
Quinnipiac's American Marketing Association (AMA) student chapter attends conferences and competitions across the country every year. The chapter was a three-time winner at the 2011 International American Marketing Association Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, competing against chapters from 300 other colleges and universities. Eight Quinnipiac marketing students took part, winning first-place awards in the outstanding professional development, outstanding chapter planning and chapter Web site categories.
Students have also fared well in international business competitions, such as the Academy of International Business conference. School of Business students Nicole Adams and Fadila Dawuni won the William J. Ziegler Best Student Paper Award at the Southeast chapter of the conference for their paper, "Culture as a Fundamental Block to Understanding of Emotional Intelligence Traits: The Role of Gender." It beat out eight doctoral students' papers and is under review to be published in a journal.
Business Student Organizations
Quinnipiac's student chapter of the Financial Management Association earned the Bronze National Honor Society Membership Development Award for the 2007 - 2008 academic year for excellence in the recruitment of new student members. The group was recognized with a special plaque and mentioned in the international organization's publications.
In addition to SIFE and FMA, there are many other student groups dedicated to a variety of academic interests, including the American Marketing Association, the International Business Society, the Investment Club and the Accounting Society. Learn more about student groups.
A student in the MBA program, Janette Lopez, got a chance to polish her management skills with an executive intern position at Target, where she supervised a group of hourly workers and learned about corporate philosophy, employee management and a range of other skills.
School of Business students also have the chance to work with entrepreneurs across the globe. Business students have traveled to Nicaragua over winter break, where they helped entrepreneurs launch their business idea or expand their existing business. The trips help students gain a sense of unique business problems for companies in less developed economies. Students help to write total business plans or plans for a specific focus, such as marketing or operations.
Kayla Ketcheson believes good business is based on team work. Her experiences at Quinnipiac in and out of the classroom have given her opportunities to hone her leadership skills and have led to a full-time job - before she's even graduated.
Josh Improta has been a member of the Quinnipiac community for most of his life. The Hamden native credits the sound advice and mentoring he received from University faculty and staff with helping him kick start his accounting career.
As captain of the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey team, Amanda Colin's work ethic and leadership skills are second to none--whether she's on the ice or in the classroom.