Student Business Clubs
Business students thrive in collaborative roles while partnering with professionals in their field of interest. Student-led clubs actively engage each student in the development of their career and character.
The PLNU Entrepreneur Club is a place where students can exchange ideas and information with one another, with the goal of providing optimal resources for individuals in our school’s community and encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship. . The Entrepreneur Club offers on-campus support and experience through interactive opportunities with business owners, allowing each participant to learn what it takes to succeed in business and the hurdles others faced to arrive at this success.
Launched in Fall 2012,the Finance & Investment Club provides PLNU students unique opportunities to gain experience and learn about the Finance Industry. Students meet, learn, and establish relationships with business professionals in the different areas within the Financial industry. Club members also compete in a portfolio competition, and have the opportunity to join a competitive team in the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Equity Research Challenge against Cal State San Marcos, San Diego State University, University of California San Diego, and University of San Diego.
PLNU's active Microfinance Club focuses on global poverty and development issues. Club members participate in the Two Dollar Challenge, in which they simulate living conditions of nearly half the world's population by eating simple meals, boiling their water, and living in a mock shantytown on campus - all for under $2 a day - while raising money for microfinance programs in places such as Haiti.
The Student Accounting Society hosts monthly networking dinners and panel discussions with CPAs from San Diego regional firms such as Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG, and Sempra Energy. Many accounting majors meet their future bosses at these events, so if you are an accounting major, join us and enjoy barbecuing with your friends while wearing business casual and chatting with someone who maybe your superior in a couple years!
The PLNU SIFE club puts into practice what it has been taught at the Fermanian School of Business in order to give back to the local San Diego community. This is accomplished through the PLNU SIFE/ JA Entrepreneurial Partnership where consultants go into low-income high schools to teach students about entrepreneurship using The JA Company Program. The SIFE consultants mentor their students through the process of creating and running their own successful business.
Toast at the Point is a public speaking club, with opportunities for membership with the organization Toastmasters International. As a group, we focus on improving our public speaking abilities in order to communicate more effectively in the classroom, with friends, during interviews, and in future careers. We welcome students in all stages of public speaking and from all majors. There is never anyone too good or too bad at public speaking to join this club.