Engage Your Education

We believe in a 360° Education to prepare students to become resourceful problem solvers ready to contribute right out of the date. Teamwork and leadership are developed as core values, and connect the classroom to the real world through student organizations, national competitions, a variety of interactive events, and unique resources.  

Student Organizations 

Whatever major you choose, there is a Student Organization to help you engage, connect, and learn. It also looks great on a resume! Your membership, especially leadership roles, will allow you to be surrounded by like-minded people and broaden your network.  You can gain skills in your field and make friends along the way! 

  • The mission of the Association for Information Systems shall be to promote the study and utilization of information systems through programs of professional development, social networking, and community development.

    Association for Information Systems

  • ALPFA is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos and building leadership and career skills.

    Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)

  • BETA ALPHA PSI is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field.

    Beta Alpha Psi (BAP)

  • Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership is extended to undergraduate and graduate business students in the top percentiles of their class.

    Beta Gamma Sigma (BΓΣ)

  • Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities and to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice.

    Delta Sigma Pi (ΔΣΠ)

  • Enactus is a community of student, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. 

    • Kennesaw Marketing Association (KMA) 
    • Pi Sigma Epsilon (ΠΣΕ)
    • Project Management Institute Student Chapter (PMISC) 

    The purpose of PMISC is to promote project management theory, practices, and methods to increase students capabilities in developing and implementing projects. 

    Enactus

  • KMA is an organization for professional development and service for students of marketing and those interested in the commercial and digital world of marketing.
  • NABA’s goal is to promote and develop the professional skills of its members and encourage and assist minority students in entering the accounting profession.

    National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

  • The Offensive Security Research Club is for information security students to ethically research and investigate current Offensive Security methods in an effort to gain a better understanding of the challenges we are likely to face in an enterprise environment. 

    Offensive Security Research Club

  • Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world's largest academic honor societies and for recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics.

    Omicron Delta Epsilon (ΟΔΕ)

  • The purpose of PMISC is to promote project management theory, practices, and methods to increase students capabilities in developing and implementing projects.

    Project Management Institute Student Chapter (PMISC)

  • SHRM gives you access to a network of 200,000 individual members and essential resources through the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. SHRM offers offering certifications, connections, conferences and conversations to help you succeed in all stages of your career journey.

    Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

  • SMIF was established to provide real-time, hands on experience in portfolio management and investing for its top business majors. Students are actively involved in the management of the fund on a day-to-day basis effectively applying classroom theory to a real-world setting.

    Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)

  • The purpose of Women In Technology is to support and give direction to both men and women aiming to work in technology, science, or mathematics fields or those who currently are working in these fields.

    Women In Technology

Competitions 

  • The KSU Top 100 is best described as Shark Tank meets The Voice. Limited to 100, we eventually pair our teams with seasoned mentors who rigorously train and compete against each other. Students and mentors battle through challenges until one champion remains.  The final three teams then pitch in front of a live audience of experienced entrepreneurs and investors until only one champion remains. 

    With a total prize valued at $100,000, it could be your springboard to entrepreneurial success! 

  • Kennesaw State University is home to the National Collegiate Sales Competition, where hundreds of teams compete, Fortune 500 companies recruit, and more than 75% of the participants walk away with a job offer. It’s a national stage to showcase your polish and your professionalism, and it’s right here in Kennesaw. 

    The National Collegiate Sales Competition

  • Compete against other live cyber security teams and face an “external threat” from the red team, going head to head to match defensive skills. This competition is regionally hosted by the Coles College Center for Information Security Education.  The Center provides information on information security educational opportunities and initiatives in the KSU community and provides outreach opportunities in faculty development, collaboration, and curriculum develop assistance to colleagues in the region.  

    Southeast Regional Cyber Defense Competition

  • You could shape and manage an actual fund and participate in the Global Asset Management Fund Conference in NYC! The Student Managed Investment Fund LLC in the Coles College of Business at KSU was established in May 2006 to provide real-time, hands on experience in portfolio management and investing for its top business majors. Students are actively involved in the management of the fund on a day-to-day basis effectively applying classroom theory to a real world setting.

    Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)

Centers & Institutes

At Coles College we have 16 Centers & Institutes that allow the business community to connect with the College, University. Click here to learn more about our Centers & Institutes.

Events and Networking 

Each year, Coles offers and hosts networking opportunities and events for students to connect with leaders in business. It's great practice and can help you to begin making important connections long before you graduate.  

Click here to see the current Event schedule.

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