The BBA Council is a group of dedicated students whose primary role is to serve as a representative and governing body, addressing the needs and concerns of the undergraduate students at the Goizueta Business School. The council consists of upperclassmen, elected annually, who are responsible for social events and programming throughout the school year.
Oversight of Clubs– The Council charters all of the BBA professional and outreach clubs in the Business School. The council’s job is to assure that each club has a mission that is consistent with the goals of the School, represents the students’ needs, portrays the Program in a professional manner to the external community, and is inclusive. The Council requires accountability from the clubs and in return, provides support and funding.
Undergraduate Business Student Leadership Conference (UBSLC) – UBSLC is an undergraduate leadership conference held annually in the spring. Now in its eleventh year, the conference brings student leaders from the top Business schools in the world to Goizueta. Attendees hear from leading business thinkers and practitioners, engage in workshops in leadership development, participate in case competitions, and enjoy other interactive exercises.
Goizueta Shadows Program – This program allows students to spend a day in a local firm to get a greater understanding of a career in the fields of accounting, finance, marketing and consulting. This year, we garnered participation from companies such as Delta Airlines, Home Depot, Aon Consulting, Goldman Sachs and many more.
Kegs in the Courtyard – A tradition at Goizueta that allows students to network in a relaxed atmosphere at the end of each school week. At keg events, which are often sponsored by companies, there is food, additional non-alcoholic beverages, and great interaction among all in attendance.
BBA Formal –this classy event takes place every April, offering seniors a chance to celebrate with friends and faculty and remember the good times at Goizueta.
Class Gift – Each year, the graduating class gives a gift to the school, which allows the seniors to leave their mark at Goizueta. In the past, these gifts have included student scholarships, capital projects and the provision of funding to support existing Goizueta programs.
Jerry Chen, BBA Council President, BBA ‘11
Jerry Chen - President
Why is it important for students to get involved?
Since Goizueta is a two year program, getting involved will ensure that students make the most out of their time. By being an active member of the Goizueta community, students can access its many resources, meet other students who share the same interests, and leave with many long-lasting relationships.
It is decidedly important for students to find clubs that interest them. There are no grades or external rewards for participating in a club, so finding something in which the student wants to remain active is imperative. It is really rewarding to be amongst a group of people that share a similar passion, whether it is investing in the market or collaborating in a case competition.
Kendrick Daniel - Senior Class Representative
Why did you decide to run for a position in BBA Council?
I decided to run for a position in the BBA Council because I saw it as a great opportunity to get involved in the Goizueta community. I believe that the academic experience at Goizueta extends beyond the material that is covered in class. I see my participation with the BBA Council as another learning opportunity, but in this case I am able to take more of a hands-on approach that allows for the betterment of both the school and students.