Resources for business-minded Lumberjacks
At SFA, we want you to make the most of your business degree. That’s why the Nelson 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 adviser 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 other faculty members are happy to act as mentors, too.
Office of Student Services
The Office of Student Services is a one-stop shop for advice, assistance and planning. As a student in the Nelson 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
- Graduation plans
All students meet with their Nelson Rusche College of Business advisor once per semester for guidance. You can also 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 coordinator and Career Services Center are here to help.
Ready to begin your job search? Start by talking to your Nelson Rusche College of Business advisor, who can guide you toward work and internship resources. You should also schedule an appointment at the University’s Career Services Center, which helps all SFA students with job preparation, from résumé critiques and mock interviews to career fairs and applications.
Nelson 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 Career Services Center can help you with applications, résumés and practice interviews.
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.
Honor societies and student organizations help students foster business relationships and friendships that extend long after graduation. Nelson Rusche College of Business offers 12 such organizations and societies:
- Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary and professional accounting fraternity for undergraduate and graduate students
- Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for business programs
- Epsilon Chi Omicron, the international business honor fraternity
- Mu Kappa Tau, an honorary fraternity for marketing students
- Sigma Iota Epsilon, a national honorary fraternity for management majors
- Accounting Club, open to all majors interested in accounting
- American Marketing Association, a national organization and resource for marketers
- Economics Reading Group, a literature discussion club open to all students interested in discussing readings on topics related to economics
- Phi Alpha Kappa (Finance Club), organization that 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
- Phi Beta Lambda, a professional business organization that teaches business and leadership skills
- Society for Advancement of Management, a non-profit organization to build and share management ideas
- Student Advisory Council, a liaison between Nelson Rusche College of Business students and SFA faculty, staff and administration