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Student Organizations

Professional Clubs and Organizations

Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi):

Alpha Kappa Psi was founded in 1904 at New York University on the principles of promoting institutions of business education, developing future leaders and fostering appreciation for higher ideals in business. Today the fraternity has grown to become the oldest and largest professional business fraternity in the world. With nearly 240,000 initiated members and more than 200 chapters, it is among the 20 largest college fraternities. The men and women of AKPsi reflect the world’s diversity and are united by a common interest in business.

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Business Society:

Business Society of UC Merced is a business organization founded in 2005 by former president Sam Fong. The purpose of the organization is to fully prepare students for the challenges created by the 21st century business world by performing valuable business related services, increasing global awareness, promoting entrepreneurship, and providing an educational experience in a well-structured manner. Business Society is comprised of eight departments: Marketing, External Relations, Recruitment, Research and Development, Operations, Finance, Human Resources and Entrepreneurship department. The members of Business Society are carefully placed in departments that reflect their skills and knowledge gained during a six to eight week long internship process or before joining the organization. Each department is run by an executive officer and those officers are led by a Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for creating a vision for the society, ensuring the welfare of the Society, maintaining a positive brand, and expanding the impact of the society on its community.

Current student president: Miguel Arana

Faculty advisor: Jason Lee

Delta Sigma Pi:

Delta Sigma Pi prepares business students for successful professional careers, but also instills values of service and principled leadership that characterize Deltasigs in all phases of life. With more than 260,000 initiates, our members make a difference in their workplaces and communities throughout the United States and around the world.

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Faculty advisor: Justin Hicks

Economics Club:

The Economics Club at UC Merced promotes economic thinking and real world skill-building. Through collaboration with the Economics staff here at UC Merced, students, other clubs, and companies, members will learn the skills needed to thrive in the world. The Economics Club at UC Merced offers potential opportunities for internships, research, collaboration, and outreach. Once a semester, students will be given the opportunity to interact and listen to an economic professional that the club will bring to campus. The Economics Club at UC Merced provides the opportunities needed for students that have an interest in Economics to set themselves apart, in preparation for the world beyond UC Merced.

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Marketing Club:

The Marketing Club at UC Merced will enable you to be successful in the 21st century business landscape. With social media being one of the fastest growing industries of our time, we want to put you in the best position to bring attention and action around issues that you care about. By exposing you to conversations central to the most innovative companies and movements today, we hope to help you find your passion, your grind, and set you along the right path to making your dreams a reality. For a career in socially responsible and innovative media and marketing, you start here.

Current student president: Razan Zoubi

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Investment Club:

The Investment Club at UC Merced gives students the opportunity to learn how to make knowledgeable investment decisions that will help prepare them for retirement as well as grow personal wealth. Additionally, we convert our members from students into professionals, ready to enter the financial services industry. Regardless of career choice, everyone will need to keep and grow their money, so we are open to all majors! The UC Merced Investment Club teaches an applicable life skill that anyone, regardless of industry or field of study can utilize. 

Current student president: Henry Hodgkins

Faculty advisor: Jason Lee


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