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The Accounting Club is the CCU student chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, a national professional organization. The club’s purpose is to provide students with information about the accounting profession, career planning and graduate studies, as well as social and professional networking. All students are eligible to join. For more information, visit www.imanet.org or contact Sheila Mitchell, faculty adviser, at smitchel@coastal.edu. You may also visit the Accounting Club's Coastal Connections webpage.

Alpha Kappa Psi (ΑΚΨ) is the oldest and largest professional business fraternity. College men and women everywhere are discovering Alpha Kappa Psi is much more than just another organization or club—it is a unique, prestigious association of students, professors, graduates and professionals with common interests and goals. They join Alpha Kappa Psi to take advantage of valuable educational, friendship and networking opportunities. For more information, visit https://coastal.collegiatelink.net/organization/alphakappapsibusiness/ or https://www.akpsi.org/

The Coastal Entrepreneur Organization (CEO) is designed to support the student entrepreneur. No matter the major, if you want to run your own business, lead organizations in fundraising or make a living following your passion, this is the club for you! WE ARE A CLUB ABOUT DREAMING AND DOING! This organization is focused on hands-on experience in planning, starting and running businesses, and other revenue-generating operations. The club also engages in outreach and education about entrepreneurship. We provide a forum for socializing and supporting each other as we follow our passions and network with others who have successfully done just that. For more information, contact Janice Black at janblack@coastal.edu. You may also visit the Coastal Entrepreneur Organization (CEO) Coastal Connections webpage.

The purpose of the Coastal Investment Club (CIC) is to increase student interest in the subject of investing. Every member brings a unique skillset and ideology to the group to create an innovative networking atmosphere in which we discuss various investment related topics. For more information, visit https://coastal.collegiatelink.net/organization/cic/.

DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community, and promoting competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible and experienced leaders. For more information, visit https://coastal.collegiatelink.net/organization/DECA/ or http://www.deca.org/.

‌The Economics Club provides a networking and practical education environment for students interested in economics. Membership is open to all students. Past club-sponsored events include the campus salvage program at CCU, a successful donations drive for an Iraqi orphanage and student-driven research projects. Future plans include bringing in speakers from the business community. For more information, please contact Robert Salvino, adviser, in Wall 301J or by email at rsalvino@coastal.edu.

The Finance Club provides a networking and practical-education environment for finance students, however any student is welcome to join to learn about the financial industry. Club leaders invite professional speakers from the business community, plan seminars on the career-planning process, provide small practical application pertaining to investing and travel to various organizations around the United States. Club leaders also offer new members academic direction within the Wall College of Business. The club is also affiliated with the Financial Management Association (FMA), which is an international, professional organization of financial executives, analysts, professors and students who live and work around the world. FMA is currently the largest finance organization devoted to bridging the gap between finance theory and practice. For more information, contact faculty adviser Minhua Yang at myang@coastal.edu or visit our Coastal Connections webpage.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is the premier organization for students preparing for careers in business and the largest student business organization in the world with a quarter of a million members. FBLA prepares students for real-world professional experiences. Members gain the competitive edge for college and career success. Some benefits to membership include enhanced career preparation, scholarships, challenging competitions, trophies and cash awards, travel opportunities, friendship and fun, networking, electronic career portfolio and access to exclusive publications.  For more information, visit https://coastal.collegiatelink.net/organization/PBL/ or http://www.fbla-pbl.org/.

The goal of the Hospitality Adventure Student Organization (HASO) is to provide an environment for the exploration of numerous opportunities for professional and business development that the hospitality industry offers. HASO is open to all CCU majors. Do you want to work in a beautiful resort or any other segment of the hospitality or tourism industry? Think of yourself having fun and building a lucrative career. For more information, contact faculty adviser Bomi Kang at bkang@coastal.edu or president Daniel Nappi at djnappi@g.coastal.edu. You may also visit HASO's Coastal Connections webpage.

The Jaycees Organization is an international organization. Junior Chamber International (JCI) is its international arm, with nearly 200,000 young active citizens and over five million alumni, including several world leaders. The United States Junior Chamber exists for active young citizens ages 18 to 40, who bring energy and insight to solving problems locally and around the world. Becoming a member of the Jaycees is a step in the right direction if you are looking to branch out, meet new people, become a civic leader, find new challenges, develop professional skills and make new connections locally, nationally and internationally. For more information visit coastal.collegiatelink.net/organization/jaycees or jci.cc/local/media/usa.

The goal of the Marketing Club is to provide students with the training and tools they will need to succeed in the marketing profession. Students work with local, regional and national companies by conducting marketing research and spearheading various projects, which helps them gain hands-on experience outside of the classroom. They also host speakers from a variety of different companies and organizations throughout the semester. For more information, contact Paul Clark, faculty adviser, at pclark@coastal.edu. You may also visit the Marketing Club's Coastal Connections webpage.

The PGA Golf Management Club is an organization based around the PGA Golf Management Program. Throughout the year, events include golf tournaments, guest speakers, and socials. Membership is open to PGA Golf Management students only. For more information, please contact Gil Feagin, adviser, in Wall 122 or by email at wfeagin@coastal.edu.

Rotaract clubs are part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world. This effort starts at the community level but knows no limits in its outreach. Rotaractors have access to the many resources of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. Rotary International provides the administrative support that helps Rotaract clubs thrive. Membership is by invitation only. For more information, contact Porter Medley at pmedley@coastal.edu. You may also visit Rotaract's Coastal Connections webpage.

The mission of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) club is to provide an opportunity for its members to increase management skills and expertise through participation programs and services designed to improve the professional quality of their knowledge, performance, and leadership ability.The SHRM interacts with students, the community, and other SHRM organizations across the country in pursuit of that goal. SHRM is open to all students at CCU. For more information, please contact Brenda Estep at bestep@coastal.edu.  You may also visit SHRM's Coastal Connections webpage.