Carthage business students can enrich their studies by getting involved in a number of student organizations dedicated to supporting business students, exploring future careers, and celebrating student achievement. These organizations give business students the opportunity to practice what they’ve learned in the classroom.
Carthage’s Velocity Consulting was the first 100% student-run, full-service consulting agency in the country. Members gain incredible experience and build a strong portfolio while providing marketing, branding, graphic design, web development, accounting, finance, product testing, and editing services for area businesses and nonprofits. Past clients have included Johnson Outdoors, Snap-on Inc., Kenosha County, Expanded Technologies, and the Urban League of Racine. The organization was created in 2009 to give students the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom in a meaningful way and gain real-life work experience before leaving college. Other colleges have since copied the Velocity model, including Harvard University.
Enactus, open to all majors, is an international nonprofit organization that empowers businesses and people in the community to create a better, more sustainable world. Through Enactus, students take skills learned in the classroom and apply them to real world problems. Projects may focus on market economics, success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, business ethics, or environmental sustainability. Enactus encourages active hands-on learning, teamwork, leadership development, communication, enhancement, and educational growth. Every spring, an Enactus team competes at a regional competition, where the team presents its projects to a panel of business leaders and professionals. There are more than 200 partner companies who sponsor Enactus and provide networking opportunities for Enactus students.
Pi Sigma Epsilon
Pi Sigma Epsilon is the only national professional co-ed sales and marketing fraternity. Since 1952, PSE has served more than 50,000 members nationwide. Members acquire professional skills and gain practical experience through their active involvement in implementing projects. The annual National Convention provides opportunities to network and learn. PSE welcomes all majors because professionals in all fields must learn to sell their ideas.