Business orgs let Farmer School students practice what we teach

September 2018

Jay Murdock

As a student, it’s often hard enough to go to classes, find time for homework and projects, make sure to eat well, and take moments to relax. Why add to all that by joining a student organization?

The answer to that question lies in the benefits a student can gain by being part of one or more of the 40+ business-centric student organizations at the Farmer School of Business.

Sophomore finance major Anna Tiernan was telling students about the Miami Finance Association at Meet the B-Orgs. She believes that joining an organization can help someone grow, while also giving them support to do so.

“It allows you to connect with other Miami students, really get out of your comfort zone, meet new people, and push yourself,” Tiernan pointed out. “It’s also good to be surrounded by a group of like-minded people.”

“It’s a great way to meet other people, but also learn about things you’re interested in that you don’t get to hear about in class or get exposed to in textbooks,” senior finance major Tanner Black explained.

Brianna Woods of the Multicultural Business Association said that many of the things someone can learn by being part of a student organization can have an impact far beyond the classroom.

“We focus primarily on networking skills, professionalism, résumé building, mentoring,” the junior marketing major said.

Those sorts of skills are just what sophomore John Adamich is looking to build up. “I think some of the most important things to get out of an organization are mentorship, networking, absorbing as much information as I can get.”

He rushed the Phi Chi Theta business fraternity last fall, which he said “opened a lot of gateways for me,” including a summer internship with TravelCenters of America. “I grew a lot personally and professionally, and was able to use the knowledge I’d learned at the Farmer School.”

“Leadership skills and professional development,” sophomore marketing major Emily Black explained. “When I’m choosing (an organization), those are some of the things I’m looking for.”

“The most significant thing for me would be connections with jobs and employers, creating that network inside the business school,” freshman Jack Schultz said.

Regardless of what they’re looking for, students can get a lot out of being part of an organization, junior finance major Patrick Young said.

“One thing that’s so great is that there’s so much you can do. I’ve been able to gain an understanding of how work is outside of Miami. You make meaningful connections, and you learn at the same time,” he said.

Photos from the 2018 Meet the B-Orgs

Meet the B-Orgs wide shot Meet the B-Orgs photo of Multicultural Business Organization table Meet the B-Orgs female student talking about organization with male student