Resources for business-minded Lumberjacks
At SFA, we want you to make the most of your business degree. That’s why the Rusche College of Business offers student support resources every step of the way – from admissions advising to career preparation.
All students are assigned a faculty advisor in their chosen major, so you’ll have a mentor to guide you through the program. With small class sizes and plenty of personal attention, you’ll find that our faculty members are happy to act as mentors, too.
The Office of Student Services is a one-stop shop for advice, assistance and planning. As a student in the Rusche College of Business, you’ll have an academic advisor to help make important decisions on topics such as:
- choosing a business major
- evaluation of transfer credits and advice for transfer students
- major/minor changes
- returning from probation or suspension
- degree audits
- registration issues
- adding and dropping classes
- and graduation plans.
All students meet with their Rusche College of Business advisor once per semester for guidance. You also can meet with your advisor any time during the semester if you have questions or need advice.
We encourage students to complete an internship for course credit during their junior or senior year. Although students are responsible for finding the internship, our internship coordinators are here to help.
Department of Business Communication and Legal Studies: Manny Guerrero
Department of Economics and Finance: Dr. Mikhail Kouliavtsev
Schlief School of Accountancy: Dr. Nikki Shoemaker
Department of Management and Marketing: Dr. Marlene Kahla
Honor societies and student organizations help students foster business relationships and friendships that extend long after graduation. The Rusche College of Business offers 12 such organizations and societies:
Beta Alpha Psi - an honorary and professional accounting fraternity for undergraduate and graduate students, open to accounting, finance, and information systems majors. Contact the School of Accountancy for more information.
Beta Gamma Sigma - the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. Contact the Department of Management and Marketing for more information.
Epsilon Chi Omicron - the international business honor fraternity, open to international business majors and minors. Contact the Department of Management and Marketing for more information.
Mu Kappa Tau - an honor fraternity for marketing students. Contact the Department of Management and Marketing for more information.
Sigma Iota Epsilon - a national honor fraternity for management majors. Contact the Department of Management and Marketing for more information.
Accounting Club - open to all majors interested in accounting, acts as a medium between professionals, instructors and students. Contact the School of Accountancy for more information.
American Marketing Association - a national organization and resource for marketers. Contact the Department of Management and Marketing for more information.
Economics Reading Group - a literature discussion club open to all students interested in discussing readings on topics related to economics. Contact the Department of Economics and Finance for more information.
Phi Alpha Kappa - promotes financial literacy, the formation of a network between current students and alumni in the financial sectors, and extracurricular interaction between faculty and students. Open to all majors. Contact the Department of Economics and Finance for more information.
Phi Beta Lambda - a professional business organization that teaches business and leadership skills. Contact the Department of Business Communication and Legal Studies for more information.
Sports Business Society - an organization open to all majors that aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of its members about the sports industry through conferences, case competitions, guest speakers and internship opportunities. Contact the Department of Management and Marketing for more information.
Society for Advancement of Management - a nonprofit organization to build and share management ideas. Contact the Department of Management and Marketing for more information.
Student Advisory Council - a liaison between Rusche College of Business students and SFA faculty, staff and administration. Contact the Office of Student Services for more information.
The Rusche College of Business has a variety of technology resources available for students, faculty and staff. Find out what's available and how to use it.
Ready to begin your job search? Start by talking to your Rusche College of Business advisor, who can guide you toward work and internship resources. You also should schedule an appointment at the university’s Center for Career and Professional Development, which helps all SFA students with job preparation, from résumé critiques and mock interviews to career fairs and applications.
Rusche College of Business students have access to a variety of career assistance opportunities, including:
The College to Career Conference brings in speakers from companies like Southwest Airlines and Wells Fargo, and gives students a chance to sign up for career counseling and mock interview sessions with real-world business executives.
Students are encouraged to find an internship that gives them professional experience in their major. The Center for Career and Professional Development can help you with applications, résumés and practice interviews.
The Center for Career and Professional Development provides résumé critiques and job interviews, and the Jobs4Jacks search engine allows you to upload a résumé and set up appointments with potential employers.