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Student Opportunities


Travel Opportunities

Study Abroad in with College of Business Faculty

Students on tripIn addition to the study abroad opportunities provided by the University Study Abroad Office, the College of Business offers an annual two-week immersion learning experience for students that is hosted by College of Business faculty and staff.  Previous trips have went to Russia (Nizhny, Novgorod and Moscow) in 2008, Russia (Nizhny, Novgorod and Moscow) in 2009, Canada (Vancouver, Vancouver Island, and Whistler) in 2010, England (London) in 2011, Denmark (Copenhagen) & Sweden in 2012, England (London) in 2013, and Germany, Austria, & Swizterland (2014).  Travel cost and tuition & fees ranges from $1,800 to $4,000, depending on location.  Contact Lynsee Womble for information or to submit an application.

Computer Information Systems (CIS) Technology Trip

The CIS program provides students with an opportunity to visit various information technology companies in an effort to provide an opportunity to explore the on-site work environment and visit with working professionals.  The 2008 CIS trip was to Seattle to tour Microsoft and Boeing.  The 2009 and 2012 CIS trip was to Houston to tour Hewlett-Packard and Nasa.  The 2010, 2011, and 2013 CIS trip was to Dallas to tour Cisco.  The majority of the expenses are paid by the College of Business although students pay a nominal fee of approximately $150.  Contact Dr. Amjad Abdullat for information or to submit an application.

Student Organizations

Student Government

College of Business studentsMission Summary:  To provide representation, services and advocacy for the students of West Texas A&M University.

Recent Faculty/Staff Advisor(s):  Kim Coe

Recent Student Leaders:  Makayla Dominguez, Shannon Jungman, Leif Knippers, Jose Lopez, Conrad Navarro, Luis Montoya, and Vitaliy Skorodiviskiy.

Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE)

Mission Summary:  To recognize scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics.

Recent Faculty/Staff Advisor(s):  Drs. Anne Macy and Neil Meredith

Recent Student Leaders:  Ashley Morgan and Romi Sanchez.

Enactus (SIFE)

Mission Summary:  To use the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

Recent Faculty/Staff Advisor(s):  Dr. Leigh Browning and Jean Walker

Recent Student Leaders:  Elizabeth Castillo, Rudy Cantu, Mary Dittfurth, Justin Lawlis, Gregory Moreno, Brittany Smith, and Dayren Tolliver.

Student Managed Investment Fund

Mission Summary:  To enhance the education of finance students through hands-on experience in security valuation,  portfolio management, and team leadership while growing the investment portfolio as a long-term asset.

Recent Faculty/Staff Advisor(s):  Dr. Anne Macy

Recent Student Leaders:  Mohammad Alazzam, Ashley Peterson, Max Pierce, Robert Snider, Kolten Wilder, and Reid Winger.

Accounting & Finance Association

Mission Summary:  To provide students opportunities to learn about the accounting and finance professions and to network with potential employers.

Recent Faculty/Staff Advisor(s):  Karen Cooley and Alice Upshaw

Recent Student Leaders:  Stephen Cross, Caleb Glovier, Brecka Livingston, Lisa Mitchell, Hailee Pham, and Belinda Urrutia.

Student Advisory Board

Mission Summary:  To provide the administration with on-going advice about issues impacting students.  Visit advisory boards or contact Betty Stocker to apply for a position.

Recent Faculty/Staff Advivsor(s):  Dr. Neil Terry

Recent Student Leaders:  Manuel Garcia, Emilee McKnight, Ana Ramirez, Romi Sanchez, and Ryan Watson.

Technology Club

Mission Summary
:  To provide a collaborative community for individuals with an interest in emerging technology and computer innovation.

Recent Faculty/Staff Advisor(s):  Dr. Jeffry Babb

Recent Student Leaders:  Joe Beth Harris, Justin Lawlis, Christina Leaman, David Lister, Mark Stapleton, and Ryan Watson.

Economics Club

Mission Summary:  To promote advancement of knowledge and appreciation for economics.

Recent Faculty/Staff Advisor(s):  Dr. Neil Meredith

Recent Student Leaders:  Covan Banner, Linh Cam, Jose Garcia, Bobby Fabian, Sterling Rusher, and Jacquelin Walsh.

CFA Research Challenge

Mission Summary:  To promote best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts by applying investment theory and corporate governance.

Recent Faculty/Staff Advisor(s):  Dr. Huabing Wang

Recent Student Leaders:  Mohammad Alazzam, Patrick Scheuchzer, Linh Trieu, and Reid Winger.

Society for Human Resource Management

Mission Summary:  To educate students on human resource practices and applications.

Recent Faculty/Staff Advisor(s):  Dr. Meagan Brock

Recent Student Leaders:  Maria Byrd, Magaly Driver, Victoria Jones, Hannah Kaspar, Sarah Sabins, Brandy Roberts, and Blas Romel.

Go Team Ambassadors

Mission Summary
:  To provide peer mentor support to new students transitioning to the business program at West Texas A&M University.

Recent Faculty/Staff Advisor(s):  Drs. Leigh Browning, Jeffry Babb, De'Arno De'Armond, and Amjad Abdullat.

Recent Student Leaders:  April Beasley, Rudy Cantu, Elizabth Castillo, Manuel Garcia, Jasneet Kaur, Joshua Lowe, and Alba Soltero.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Mission Summary:  To encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and foster personal and professional excellence.

Recent Faculty/Staff Advisor(s):  Dr. De'Arno De'Armond

Recent Student Leaders:  Lisa Mitchell, Alba Soltero, and Kolten Wilder.




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