The Collins College of Business offers forums for learning beyond the classroom and networking with the community. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities throughout their time on campus.
- GBSA – The Graduate Business Student Association provides networking and socializing opportunities for students as well as serving as a coordinating body for student teams participating in academic competitions.
- Friends of Finance – Friends of Finance is an organization of business professionals, TU alumni, and supporters of the TU College of Business Administration. Members share a passion for business–particularly finance and operations management–and are committed to helping TU gain national prominence in these areas.
- Mentor Program – Students and alumni in Graduate Business Programs are encouraged to participate in the Mentor Program. Each fall students are introduced to alumni who are professionals in an area of interest to the student. The mentor is then able to share experiences, advice, networking opportunities, etc. with the student. Students have opportunities throughout the year to meet high-level executives and gain industry insight that only professionals can offer. If you’re alumni wondering how you can give back, this is a great opportunity!
- GSA – GSA is a multipurpose organization designed to bring the graduate student community closer together. GSA hosts social and networking events to encourage interdisciplinary discussion between students, participates in community service events both on and off campus for community enrichment, teaches seminars on life skills, and promotes relationships between the undergraduate and graduate students by holding open events that allow undergraduates an opportunity to talk freely about graduate school.
- Governor’s Cup Competition – The Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup is a statewide undergraduate & graduate business plan competition designed to encourage students in Arkansas, Nevada, and Oklahoma to act upon their ideas and talents in order to produce tomorrow’s businesses. This competition is aimed at simulating the real-world process of entrepreneurs creating a business plan to soliciting start-up funds from potential investors. Students involved in this competition gain access to networks of successful entrepreneurs, lenders and investors, team building opportunities, business planning skills, and media exposure.