By Carolina Maciel and Jocelyn Reyes, September 20, 2022
During the College of Business Administration’s Welcome Week, which concluded on September 15, more than 100 students gathered to explore various clubs, organizations and networking opportunities.
After a brief suspension due to Covid-19, the CBA was one of the first in-person shows, bringing opportunities for practice, mentorship and networking.
The event was open to all students, gifts and treats were offered fRevisit the Professional Headshots from Poly Lens Club.
According to ASI Business Senator Naman Pandaya, the CBA fair will benefit students now and in the future. Pandadiva mentioned that one of the biggest benefits is that students can learn about what the clubs have to offer.
“New people because it’s a lot of work, but it’s enriching and fulfilling work,” Pandadiva said. After completing a course and assignment, you will quickly see the fruits of your labor come into place, and how often you will apply it in your personal life.
Juritza Matta, a business administration major and member of the American Marketing Association, said the fair gives students an opportunity to meet and network with others who have similar interests.
“The AMA has a lot of networking opportunities,” Mata said. “We do a lot of conferences. We will do one nationally so we can reach more people nationally.
There were 20 registered business clubs to choose from, and the number is growing every month.. One of the most popular clubs was the Student Management Investment Club, where students learned how to invest, finance, and the stock market. Another popular club was the Real Estate Association, which focused on visiting real estate properties and bringing in guest speakers.
The College of Business Admissions Fair isn’t just for business majors. Mata encouraged other majors to check out what the clubs at the fair had to offer.
“We are open to every major. We have some people I know on our e-board – one is a political science major. We also welcome communication professionals. I think any major would really benefit from it,” Mata said. “Committees should also have hands-on experience to see what it’s like to work in this field.
As this is one of the first in-person shows since the outbreak, the business management is excited to welcome new faces.
According to Andrew Cornejo, a finance, real estate and legal expert and member of the Finance Society, there are many benefits and tips from this club fair.
“I think our club is the best thing we have to offer. It really helps people build their portfolios, get them ready to get a job after graduation,” Cornejo said.
Feature image courtesy of Carolina Maciel