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Beta Alpha

Beta Alpha is an organization for students who are interested in the accounting profession. It promotes fellowship among accounting students, stimulates an interest in accounting, creates closer bonds between students and the business world, plays an active role in university and community activities, and enhances the accounting program at UW-Platteville.

Members participate in events such as Meet the Firms Night, In-Night, field trips, and meetings featuring speakers on topics related to the accounting profession. Beta Alpha provides accounting services for the Badger Camp Telethon and sponsors social events. There are about 15-20 members of Beta Alpha, and the group meets monthly. Dues are $6.00 per semester. For more information about Beta Alpha, please contact the faculty advisor, Jack Borke, at borkej@uwplatt.edu.

Check out the Pioneer Involvement Center: http://uwplatt.collegiatelink.net/organization/betaalphaaccounting

Pioneer Investment Club

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer Investment Club was established in 2001 to provide an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in the field of finance through portfolio management.

The Pioneer Investment Club manages a portfolio of investments valued at over $180,000. The club allows students majoring in business, accounting, comprehensive business and economics, economics, and agribusiness to come together and work as a team to achieve both academic and financial goals.

Meetings are held once a week to discuss and research possible future investments along with its current portfolio holdings. The Pioneer Investment Club researches different investment philosophies and discusses many different aspects of the field of finance. There are no membership fees involved with this organization and all students majoring in the specified subjects are welcome to apply. Contact the faculty advisor, John Hammermeister, at hammermeistj@uwplatt.edu.

Check out the Pioneer Involvement Center: http://uwplatt.collegiatelink.net/organization/pioneerinvestmentclub

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest professional association devoted to human resource management with more than 200,000 members in over 100 countries. The UW-Platteville chapter is sponsored by the Greater Madison area SHRM chapter and has ties with the Tri-State Human Resource Association (TRIHRA) chapter in Dubuque, Iowa.

Campus chapter activities vary and include rèsumè writing workshops, speakers on current human resource management, community service, and professional networking opportunities. During the 2005–06 academic year, the chapter sponsored members’ travel to state workshops and activities, and social functions including a senior salute.

Local dues are $5 per year. National membership dues for students are $35 per year; international student membership is $55 per year. Students declaring a human resource management emphasis may be eligible for dues reimbursement. National or international membership includes a subscription to Human Resource Magazine, HR News, and the Echoes newsletter, and access to resources available in the “members only” area of the national SHRM website.

UW-Platteville has had a student chapter of SHRM or its predecessor organization since the 1970s. For more information, please contact faculty advisor Misty Lemon-Rogers at lemonrogersm@uwplatt.edu.

Check out the Pioneer Involvement Center: http://uwplatt.collegiatelink.net/organization/societyforhumanresourcemanagement

American Marketing Association (AMA)

The American Marketing Association Student Chapter started at UW-Platteville in 2012.  Membership in the AMA connects members to marketers across all specialties to collaborate, network, gain practical experience, and empower the student’s career. Students gain industry knowledge and insights along with everyday resources that will help them succeed in the classroom and beyond.

Students will gain valuable skills in marketing, have access to the American Marketing Association College 2 Career Resource Center, have the opportunity to be involved in the International Collegiate Conference and Case Competition and receive AMA publications.

Being a member of the UW-Platteville Student Chapter of the American Marketing Association offers a unique opportunity to develop the marketing skills that you will need as a business professional.

For more information, contact Les Hollingsworth (hollingsworl@uwplatt.edu) or George Krueger (kruegerg@uwplatt.edu).

Check out the Pioneer Involvement Center http://uwplatt.collegiatelink.net/organization/ama

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