Student Leadership & Volunteering

Would you like to build your leadership skills while serving the community and helping make Southwest Michigan, Andrews University and our School of Business Administration a better place?  Join one (or more) of our following business clubs and see yourself grow into a stronger business and community leader!

Enactus

Enactus combines business intelligence with entrepreneurial action to create change within communities nearby and worldwide. Joining Enactus will present you with the chance to grow your leadership, entrepreneurial and business skills, give back to the community, practice your presentation skills, and expand your career opportunities.

Our Enactus student team leaders plan, organize and lead projects that impact our community with positive change. Close to the end of the year, our team leaders attend the Enactus Regional Competition where they present their projects in front of a panel of judges. These judges are typically managers, CEOs and business leaders of prominent companies. They judge the projects of competing schools to determine regional placings and who will go on to compete at nationals. Our Andrews University Enactus team has won at regionals multiple times, allowing us to compete at the Enactus National Competition often. Enactus competitions also feature outstanding career fairs with major companies who are very interested in hiring Enactus members for internships and entry-level positions.

If you’d like to join our Andrews University Enactus team, contact Jacquelyn Warwick at warwick@andrews.edu or Betty Gibson at bgibson@andrews.edu.

“This competition is an event that truly inspires my love for business. It gives me energy and motivation to change our ‘corner of the world’” – Arleni Calderon

“Thanks to the Enactus career fair, I have a job with Ferrero as the assistant brand manager for Nutella! The amount of opportunity available at Nationals is remarkable and I am thankful I could be a part of the AU Enactus team.” – Megan Reed

2015–2016 Andrews University Enactus Projects

  • Creation Health and Health Fair taught first graders health principles and provided free health screenings to over 100 participants
  • “The Next Steps to Success” series educated high school students about topics ranging from finding your passion, to writing a resume, to managing your finances
  • Business Bash taught high school students basic steps needed for getting into college and being successful
  • Code Girl hosted a panel discussion of women in computer sciences and a movie featuring young girl coders to help shed light on the need for women in computer science
  • Final Exam Care Packages allowed parents of Andrews students to purchase a care package to help their student survive finals week. This project has helped keep Enactus sustainable while making an impact in the lives of fellow students.

Andrews University Enactus Team's Recent Record

  • 2016—Andrews University Enactus is awarded Champion at Regional Competition, going on to compete at Nationals in St. Louis
  • 2015—Andrews University Enactus won $500 during the “Consultation” round at Nationals

Student Advisory Council

The School of Business Administration Student Advisory Council (SAC) is responsible for planning and organizing activities that will enhance our School of Business Administration social scene. SAC officers and members are approved by the dean’s office, and it is considered to be an honor to serve on the SAC. Joining the SAC will give you leadership, organizational and planning skills which are great transferrable skills for the workplace.

To learn more about joining the SAC, please contact Justin Neu at neu@andrews.edu.

2015–2016 SAC Projects

  • SAC Rebranding Project—SAC officers evaluated the SAC mission and logo and gained faculty approval for SAC rebranding
  • Bonfire Vespers—Hosted a bonfire vespers complete with s’mores and games on the Andrews University campus lawn
  • Bagel Breakfast—Distributed free bagels & cream cheese to business students on two occasions
  • Annual School of Business Administration Awards Banquet—Planned and hosted our annual business banquet, complete with a catered dinner, excellent business speaker and awards

Accounting Club

Our Andrews University Accounting Club (AUAC) is a recent student-led initiative that will provide you with the opportunity to grow academically, professionally and socially. Joining AUAC will allow you to hear several excellent guest speakers, enjoy additional field trips and more. You don’t have to be an accounting major to reap the benefits of joining this club!

To learn more or to join AUAC, contact Quentin Sahly at sahly@andrews.edu or Carmelita Troy at troyc@andrews.edu.

Guest Speakers

  • Trish Woods, Global Director of Internal Controls and Compliance at Alfaparf Group
  • Bryan von Dorpowski, Vice President of Finance at Dane Systems
  • Paul Smith, Senior Manager at Crowe Horwath LLP

Field Trips

  • Steel Case Inc., a furniture company headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • “Jiffy” Mix factory, a brand of baking mixes produced in Chelsea, Michigan

Financial Management Association

The Financial Management Association (FMA) provides our finance students with leadership and networking opportunities. If you join the FMA, you might find yourself educating the community about basic financial principles, attending a conference where you’ll get to network with finance professionals from all over the USA, or creating new ideas for projects that can enhance the community and university.

To learn more or to join the FMA, contact Alan Kirkpatrick at kirkpatr@andrews.edu.

2015–2016 FMA Project

“Health & Fitness Expo” during Andrews University’s Alumni Weekend—FMA students provided discussion and calculation of a future monetary value to demonstrate the power of compound return. This was termed “financial fitness,” a bit of a departure from the theme of the other exhibitors who focused on nutrition and physical activity. The visitors to the FMA exhibit supplied inputs for monthly savings or investment amount, earnings rate, and length of time horizon, leading to an ending value. The visitors made a guess about the magnitude of the ending value, and found that it is difficult to accurately estimate that value since the power of compounding is not obvious. Visitors to the booth ranged in age from 8 to 80, and all visitors were entered into a contest for prizes including an exercise bike.

Management & Leadership Association