The Dean's office works closely with all Zarb undergraduate student leaders. During monthly Zarb Student Leadership Council meetings, Zarb School developments are discussed, in addition to upcoming opportunities for experiential learning, internship and career placement, and community engagement. Through discussion and collaboration, student leaders help shape the Zarb experience. To become more involved, please contact an officer below from the organization of your choice for additional information.
Official Undergraduate Student Organizations
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- 180 DEGREES CONSULTING
- Description:180 Degrees Consulting at Hofstra University is a branch of the world's largest student consultancy. With more than 40 branches at leading universities all over the world, 180 Degrees works with socially conscious organizations to help them achieve a greater social impact. We provide solutions to issues in marketing, awareness, finance, and much more. It is a great opportunity for students looking to gain real-world, professional experience, as well as make a difference in the local community.
- Description: Accelerate Hofstra works to assist student-led businesses as early as the idea stage, but specialize in helping members scale existing businesses effectively, placing emphasis on not detracting from member's studies.
We have also pioneered self-directed experiential learning projects. Interested individuals can utilize pre-built offerings (in the pipeline are C++, Python, and distributed team management), or request a new platform be constructed.
- ACCOUNTING SOCIETY
- Description: Allows accounting majors to network with professionals and participate in social and charity events. The club meets with Beta Alpha Psi.
- ADVERTISING CLUB
- Description: The Hofstra Advertising Club hosts speakers on campus from all areas of advertising, marketing, communications and media to help our students interact with top industry executives about jobs and internships. We also have trips to a variety of companies to learn about different corporate cultures.
- Description: ALPFA Hofstra is a nationally backed business professional development organization that focuses on growing and empowering students into leaders through organizing networking events, resume critiques, mock interviews, and educational forums. Many ALPFA Hofstra members have received internship and full-time offers with major Fortune 500 companies including Top Banks and Big 4 Accounting Firms.
- ALPHA KAPPA PSI (THE PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS FRATERNITY)
- Description: International co-ed business fraternity founded to educate its members to be well-trained, ethical business professionals. Organization focuses on professional development, educational programs, community service and fostering friendship among its members.
- APICS is the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. As a student chapter of APICS, this organization focuses on preparing members for future careers in supply chain. Student members will be given the opportunity to attend APICS meetings in which they can network with professionals from various companies. In addition, members will go on plant tours, listen to informative guest speakers, and learn how to become certified in Inventory Management (CPIM) and Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD). This experience will guide members on how to become successful leaders in their desired supply chain field of choice.
- ASIAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
- Description: The Asian Business Association – America is a non-profit organization founded on October 1, 2010 at the Zarb Business School. ABA-America is focused on providing career and networking opportunities for its diverse members. We are open to both students and professionals. The purpose of ABA-America is to provide career, networking, social and mentoring resources for students at business schools and for professionals who have an interest in Asian business issues and career opportunities in the United States, Asia and globally. We have chapters located at universities throughout the United States.
- BETA ALPHA PSI HONOR SOCIETY
- Description: Delta Pi Chapter of the National Beta Alpha Psi, the national honors fraternity for financial information professionals. Membership based on academic achievement.
- BETA GAMMA SIGMA INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
- Description: DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA focuses on competitive challenges and real life business scenarios and role plays that provide an example and experience for students interested in the many fields of study that DECA encompasses. Request Membership on GetInvolved today to receive our emails!
- ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION
- Description: To unite students with an interest in economics by promoting extracurricular activities including: guest speakers, field trips to NYC and alumni event.
- FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (FMA)
- Description: Student-run chapter of the FMA engaged in many activities that augment formal studies in finance and business. These activities include: speaker programs, meetings and networking, receptions and field trips.
- HOFSTRA AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION (HAMA)
- Description: HAMA is Hofstra's national American Marketing Association chapter. Our goals are centered around inter networking and professional networking. Along with networking HAMA encourages membership activity by providing members with causal/social meetings and philanthropy events.
- HOFSTRA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION (HITA)
- Description: The Hofstra Information Technology Association (HITA) is a pre-professional club that focuses on the information technology field and its application in the world environment. Discussions on innovation in the field, advancements, and current events take place during the meetings. Speaker series, events, and social gatherings are also held periodically at announced times and locations.
- HOFSTRA TAX SOCIETY (VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSOC., VITA)
- Description: The Tax Society offers accounting majors the opportunity to connect and network with local accounting firms as well as gain real-life experience through the VITA program, run in conjunction with the IRS. Students can volunteer to complete tax returns for low-income residents throughout Long Island, providing them with an excellent learning experience in dealing with clients, and a chance for community service.
- HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY START-UPs (HUSU)
- Description: Description: HUSU is Hofstra's official chapter of CEO (College Entrepreneurs Organization). We unite all students and majors to transform business ideas into reality. We participate in business competitions and entrepreneurial events at the national and local level.
- INSTITUTE OF LEGAL STUDIES IN BUSINESS
- Description: Today's constantly evolving business world requires its professionals to be savvy about the myriad of laws and regulations that govern all forms of business transactions. In order to enter this arena successfully, graduates will be expected to have a comprehensive understanding of several areas of law and regulation that impact businesses on a daily basis. One way for students to gain this knowledge is to join The Institute for Legal Studies in Business, otherwise known as "The Institute". With a platform of distinguished guest speakers from various ranks in the legal profession, opportunities to shadow local attorneys, peer tutoring and mentoring, internship information and opportunities, exciting community service activities, interviewing and resume writing clinics, and excursions to NYC law firms and courthouses, membership in The Institute enables students to gain that edge that will set them apart from their peers. The Institute is run by legal studies students with the support, guidance, and assistance of the legal studies faculty.
- INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS (IMA)
- Description: Allows students to network with professionals in the field of management accounting. The club meets with Beta Alpha Psi during common hour and are able to participate in the meetings and listen to speakers. Members have the opportunity to network with other students and faculty as well. The club works closely with the Accounting Society in organizing charity events and social programming.
- INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (IBA)
- Description: Hofstra's International Business Association is a student organization focusing on career-oriented students interested in networking with major employers to secure internship opportunities, future employment, and social activities.
- INVESTMENT ANALYSIS ASSOCIATION
- Description: Set up like a hedge fund, Investment Analysis Association's goal is to offer a interactive way for students to learn how to manage money in a competitive environment.
- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK ACCOUNTANTS (NABA)*
- Description: NABA Hofstra Student Chapter is a pre-professional organization dedicated to student development and service. We aid our members in realizing their personal, professional and economic potential through a combination of professional and personal education, leadership training, and access to professional and social networks.
- The purpose of this organization is to empower women at the collegiate level and beyond. Furthermore, the organization will prepare students for the workplace intellectually and socially through mentoring, group discussions, workshops, and networking with Hofstra University alumnae and other professional women. We strive to provide a safe community for women and educate all students by discussing gender-based issues in the workplace.
- SOCIETY FOR ADVANCEMENT OF MANAGEMENT (HUSAM)
- HUSAM is part of a national organization, The Society for Advancement of Management. Our chapter here at Hofstra allows students to enhance their leadership and management skills, while growing their networks. We provide guest speakers, panels, resume workshops, networking events and other events that enhance overall business knowledge. Management skills are not limited to management majors; everyone uses this knowledge so we invite all majors to attend!
Official Graduate Student Organizations
M.B.A/M.S/E.M.B.A Professional Student Organizations
The following is a list of student run business associations which comprise the Student Advisory Board to Graduate Business Career Services (S.A.B.) for the current academic year. This list includes contact information and association mission and objectives.
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- ACCOUNTING SOCIETY/BETA ALPHA
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an honorary organization for Accounting, Finance, and IT majors. The primary objective of the organization is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study of accounting, finance, and IT (formerly BCIS), providing opportunities for self development and service, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility. In order to be eligible to induct, you must have an accounting GPA of 3.2 or higher, an upper-level accounting GPA of 3.0 or higher, and an overall GPA of 3.2. Students can induct in the fall or spring semester.
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- BLACK AND HISPANIC ASSOCIATION
As a diverse group, the Black and Hispanic MBA/ MS Association aspires to promote and maintain a positive network among our students, alumni, faculty and administrators, thereby encouraging continuous scholastic and professional development, as well as enriching our culture as a whole.
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- HOFSTRA BUSINESS CONSULTING GROUP (HBCG)
Since its origins in 1988, the Hofstra Business Consulting Group has grown to become a powerful source of strategic consulting for growing businesses in the New York metropolitan area. HBCG consultants are M.B.A. and J.D. / M.B.A. candidates with related work experience.
The HBCG is an entity operating through Hofstra University's Frank G. Zarb School of Business. It provides a wide range of business consulting services in accounting, business computer information systems, finance, marketing, management and international business.
Faculty members representing the various disciplines within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business are often called upon for advice related to the execution of individual consulting projects.
The HBCG has built a reputation within the Long Island business community for providing quality business consulting services to its clients. The HBCG provides an excellent opportunity for growing enterprises located within the New York metropolitan area to benefit from cost-effective, efficient, quality business consulting services.
The members of the HBCG continue to work hard to maintain the reputation earned. Consultants believe the HBCG is a distinguishing feature of the Hofstra University M.B.A. Program and it is considered a factor when applying for admission.
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- HOFSTRA GRADUATE FINANCE ASSOCIATION
The Finance Association is organized to provide students interested in the field of finance, the opportunity to learn more about finance and its related areas and also to provide professional, academic and social networking opportunities.
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- HOFSTRA GRADUATE IT ASSOCIATION (HGITA)
Mission Statement: To broaden the technology acumen of members of HITGA
Vision Statement: Our vision is to provide Hofstra’s best available platform for technical knowledge transfer. We want to provide an opportunity to the graduate students to come together and share their perspectives about various technologies in the field of Information Technology. We believe that the association will become the “Technology Knowledge Den” for Hofstra where students can get information about the latest happenings in the world of Information Technology.
- To Promote the importance of Technology studies
- To provide a platform to the graduate level Information technology students to network with each other
- To provide a friendly and conducive environment for the transfer of technology ideas
- To get the members of the group up-to-date with the latest happenings in the technology world
- To impart practical knowledge about different technologies
- To discuss the pros and cons of the latest technology and the potential implementation areas for the same
- Develop an appreciation for the role technology has played in today’s high-tech world
- Foster innovative ideas about the use of technology in modern world
- Review the relationship between technology and other areas of knowledge
- To help members make informed career choices related to the world of technology
- HOFSTRA INVESTMENT BANKING ASSOCIATION (H.I.B.A.)
The objective of the association is to promote the interests of Hofstra M.B.A. students, planning to pursue a career in finance.
The primary activities of the club include hosting guest speaker events and arranging for visits at financial firms and institutions where Hofstra students have the opportunity to meet with Finance professionals, and learn first hand about their experience, and career development.
In addition to career oriented events we also organize training workshops, which aim at developing presentation, as well as analytical and quantitative skills that are critical for finance careers. Among such events are seminar series, at which corporate professionals help M.B.A. students gain public speaking and effective communication skills.
We also bring investment banking professionals that teach in one-day focused seminars valuation techniques, M&A finance and accounting, financial modeling, and supplement students' theoretical knowledge with practitioners' view on finance.
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- HOFSTRA WEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
The mission of the Hofstra Wealth Management Association is to educate business students on careers in wealth management and private banking and to promote opportunities in this industry at Zarb Business School. Private Wealth Management is the fastest growing career on Wall Street. It encompasses a passion for finance, the markets, people, and entrepreneurship. Every major Wall Street bank is currently looking to hire in this field.
Founder/president - Mahendra Kommareddy
- INTERNATIONAL M.B.A. / M.S. ASSOCIATION
The international M.B.A. / M.S. (IMA) Association of Hofstra University seeks to facilitate an environment in which Zarb graduate school students are able to appreciate diverse cultures, learn and benefit from the experiences of the student and faculty bodies and be prepared for challenges of working within a global business environment.
As the only graduate student organization within the School of Business which emphasizes international diversity, the IMA understands the unique needs of international students and aims to help them assimilate into a new way of life. The IMA provides a support structure for all incoming international students, which orients them through the various facets of the M.B.A. program for their changes in lifestyle in the early days, to their career searches and beyond.
The international M.B.A. / M.S. Association is a forum of expression and self-development. Through an interchange of ideas, the IMA draws from the diverse social and cultural mores of its members and facilitates an understanding of doing business in a multinational environment.
- JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND LAW
The Journal of International Business and Law (JIBL) is a joint scholarly publication between the students of the Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business and the students of the Hofstra University School of Law. The JIBL explores the interaction between business and law in the global marketplace from both a legal and a business perspective. Our mission is to promote scholarly debate and critical thinking by addressing the issues and topics that pertain to the current business and legal landscape. We invite our business students to write for our annual publication and to assist us with planning/hosting executive speaker seminars and conferences.
The JIBL provides members with:
- The opportunity to have their thoughts and opinions published in a journal that is viewed worldwide;
- The opportunity to enhance the reputation of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business;
- The opportunity to earn extra income as a part of the Writing Competition;
- Networking opportunities with student, alumni, faculty and established professionals in all fields of business and law; and
- An occasion to meet informally with fellow M.B.A. / M.S./J.D. students to discuss both business and legal topics.
Other great benefits of joining the JIBL include:
- Adding value to the M.B.A. and M.S. programs;
- Improving one’s writing and research skills; and
- Having the opportunity to work with Faculty and Students.
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- MBA ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS FORUM
The mission of the Private Equity Forum at the Zarb School of Business is to broaden students' exposure to the Private Equity community, which includes: venture capital, growth capital and buyout investing. Members are exposed to private equity topics through speaker series, educational seminars, networking opportunities with investment professionals and meetings on Long Island and New York City. By providing the means to interact with senior private equity leaders, students are exposed to valuable recruiting situations both on and off campus. In addition, the Private Equity Forum seeks to galvanize the large but disjointed alumni community currently working in the private equity industry by focusing specifically on alumni relations and associated activities. Each year the club organizes a Private Equity conference targeted at industry professionals (which is fairly unique - most business school conferences are targeted at students), small group events and private luncheons with industry leading professionals.
- M.B.A. / M.S. ASSOCIATION
The M.B.A. / M.S. Association is open to all Hofstra graduate students of business. The primary objective of the M.B.A. / M.S. association is to assist all M.B.A. / M.S. candidates with the continuing challenges faced in business careers.
The Association holds and sponsors events during the common hour on Wednesday evenings. Members will be notified in advance of any additional events that may be scheduled.
The Association provides members with:
- Networking opportunities with alumni, faculty and established professionals in all fields of business
- The opportunity to discuss with the administration the policies and issues of the School of Business as they relate to M.B.A. / M.S. students
- An occasion to meet informally with fellow M.B.A. / M.S. students to discuss business related topic.
- The M.B.A. / M.S. Association works closely with the Career Center to assist students with both internships and full-time job searches.
Other great benefits of the Association:
- Business Cards
- M.B.A. / M.S. Directory
- End of Year Cruise
- Wine Tasting
- Work with Faculty & Students
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- M.B.A. / M.S. MARKETING ASSOCIATION (GRADUATE CHAPTER)
"Developing and promoting members in the business world."
The Marketing Association is open to all Hofstra Graduate students and alumni. The primary objective of the Marketing Association is to assist all marketing candidates with the continuing challenges faced in marketing careers.
The Marketing Association hosts and sponsors events throughout the semester that enable students to come in contact with marketing professionals and get a glimpse into the Marketing industry.
Members will be notified in advance of all scheduled events via their provided email addresses, Facebook announcements, as well as being posted in the C.V. Starr Wall Case located directly to the right of the first floor elevators in C.V. Starr. The calendar of events is always available in the Career Center (516-463-6060) throughout the semester.
The Marketing Association schedules events throughout the semester to encourage student interaction and networking. These events include:
- Corporate Visits
- Guest Speakers
- Focus Groups
- Round-Table Discussions
- Social/Networking Events
- M.B.A. / M.S. INDIAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
“If on Earth be an Eden of bliss, it is this, it is this, none but this !"
That says a very well known Persian verse, written on one of the walls of the Public Auditorium of Lal Quila (Red Fort), in Old Delhi. They say India changes your state of mind and soul. India has this impact through its inhabitants, music, traditional dances, its marvelous monuments, religions, politics, business and the list continues. Nobody can resist a warm welcoming and 'spicy' country which smoothly seduces you.
MBA/MS Hofstra Indian Students' Association represents the Indian community. We at the association are committed to excellence in maintaining the culture we bring with us from the land of adroit resources. May it be Science, Sports or Business, India has always been a remarkable place not to be forgotten. We bring along with us the zeal to succeed that every Indian beholds in his every breath. The association is dedicated to serve Indian students and all others who wish to amalgamate to enrich the cultural heritage of India. We, at MBA/MS Indian Students' Association, comprehend the personal goals of every member and help them achieve those goals by providing ample information.
Few FAQs about MBA/MS Indian Students' Association.
What is our Mission ?
To embody the Indian community and conserve the prevailing cultural heritage of our beloved country.
Who can join us ?
All MBA/MS graduate level students can join the association. We are an association representing Indian community but not limited to members of only Indian community. We welcome one and all to be a part of this organization and enjoy the cultural beautification of India. We also welcome critique or appreciation of the events we organize and help us improve until we achieve perfection.
What are our Primary Objectives ?
- Step into USA and we are here for you. Right from guiding you to come to Hofstra to getting a job in USA, we do it all. May be it your housing or courses we guide you through your MBA here at Hofstra.
- Organize the cultural festivals of India to give you all a patriotic feeling.
- Welcome Dinner for new Students every semester
- Diwali Dhoom: Celebrating the Indian festival of Fireworks and the New Year.
- Garba Night: Celebrating the world's longest dancing festival.
- Rang-A-Rang Holi: Celebrating the Indian Festival of colors.
- Indoor Sports Tournaments.
What is our vision?
Our vision is to become an association with unbreakable strength dedicated to excellent services to its members. We look forward to organizing more cultural events to enhance the unavoidable presence of Indian Students at the University. We also plan to organize events which would add refreshing memories along with the rigorous MBA/MS program that they have come for.
Who are the present officers of this association?
Jiten Patel - President.
Vishal Upadhyay - Vice President.
Chirag Thakkar - Treasurer.
Akhila Potluri - Event Coordinator
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- M.B.A. / M.S. QUANTS & TRADERS ASSOCIATION (HQT)
- ZARB ASIAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
MASA is a Zarb School of Business sponsored student organization to develop and foster relationships among Asian students. It represents and serves the interests of Asian students through social, business, and cultural events. In addition, it promotes the awareness of the diverse cultures of Asia.
- To provide assistance and service to incoming Asian students to help them become acquainted with Hofstra University.
- To provide professional and networking information and facilitate the interaction between Hofstra alumni and the members.
- To develop relationships with corporations and other professional organizations in New York Metropolitan area for career and business opportunities.
- To increase Asian awareness through cultural and social events.
Membership shall be open to anyone who wishes to join MASA, regardless of race, religion, gender, or physical disability.
Only members who are graduate students in Zarb School of Business have the rights to vote or become a member of the Board.
MASA shall have the following positions, which shall be nominated and elected by MASA members:
The President shall act as a spokesperson for the MASA in the presentation of its positions and enunciation of its policies. He will preside over all meetings of the MASA and have the power to appoint and remove members of all committees, subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the members.
Internal Vice President shall inform the membership of the current initiatives and be in charge of general records and prepare correspondence from MASA. He will serve as a liaison between the Board members and the membership.
External Vice President shall act on behalf of the MASA to interact with academic and professional associations in and out of the school. He will serve as a liaison between MASA and student organizations on campus.
The Treasurer shall be in charge of the financial affairs and records of the MASA. He will make such records available for inspection to any member of the Board or general membership when requested.
Director of Information Technology shall be in charge of designing and support network infrastructure. He will maintain the website and ensure the information on the website is up to date.
All Officers shall also be members of the MASA.
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- ZARB CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ASSOCIATION (DIR)
The Corporate Social Responsibility Association at Hofstra University is committed to having a long lasting effect upon the community through value based, supported programs, to provide Hofstra Graduate Students the opportunity to work together and develop their leadership skills and utilize their strengths for the benefit of others, and to provide educational opportunities for our Business students to learn about Corporate Social Responsibility.
- ZARB GRADUATE HRM ASSOCIATION (SHRM HOFSTRA STUDENT CHAPTER)
Mission Statement: Zarb Graduate HRM Association (SHRM Hofstra Student Chapter) is a student led organization devoted to provide its members with every possible resource to be future HR professionals and work with opportunities to have a common platform to network with HR professionals.
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A: To provide Hofstra University graduate students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into the effective management of human capital in the field of Human Resource Management through affiliation with the Long Island Chapter of SHRM and the National SHRM organization.
B: To promote the exchange of work-related experience of established business professionals with the theoretical academic perspectives of student and faculty members through open forums and information exchanges.
C: To encourage the acquisition, growth and continuation of our respective careers in Human Resource Management through expanded knowledge, camaraderie and respect and mutual support among chapter members and through our affiliation with national, sponsoring and other student chapters.
For more information you can visit our website http://www.pride.hofstra.edu/clubs/zghrma/
- ZARB MBA/MS MICROFINANCE CLUB
We are new to the Hofstra family and seeking an immense volunteering effort from our valuable members. We are tied up with NY state micro finance club (MFCNY). As we evaluate\e & contemplate the substance we need to achieve our professional goals, the ZMFC is the place for us to learn & imbibe the same professional goals which we are seeking.
Our two fold mission is to promote critical awareness of micro financing on campus and to create career opportunities for Zarb business graduates.
Our long term goal is to collaborate with micro finance banks to use micro financing as a tool to alleviate poverty by diversity i.e. micro financing insurance policies, micro financing home loans etc. In our association, there should be a free exchange of information and ideas about microfinance and to disseminate readily understandable, transparent and succinct information so as to further the microfinance field.
Currently, we focus on three main parts-
- Awareness-- We will educate members with different concepts of microfinancing.
- Events-- We will organize events in which we will invite corporate leaders for "Speaker Series "from other state micro finance clubs and institutions.
- Career Opportunities--We seek to provide networking and job opportunities for members in the field of micro finance.
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- ZARB WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Zarb Women in Business is part of a national organization founded in 1979 at the Wharton School of Business. Hofstra University's Zarb Women in Business hosts a variety of speaker series, alumni connection programs and social functions to address current issues facing women in business today. In addition, we strive to establish contacts between members and business professionals to promote employment, career, and post-graduate school opportunities for its members.
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