There are five distinct organizations that represent majors within the Hasan School of Business at Colorado State University-Pueblo. They are the Marketing Club, the Accounting Club, Business Minded Individuals, the Association for Computing Machinery and the entrepreneurial group, Enactus. In the past, these clubs have operated independently of one another, and the student members rarely got to know those in other majors.
Last week, a new organization was formed that joined the five clubs into a collaborative unit called the HSB Student Leadership Counsel.
The HSB Student Leadership Counsel is the inspiration of Marketing Club President Tim Zercher who realized the need for an umbrella organization that could serve as a networking tool for students in the business school as well as other areas of the university.
“The leadership counsel is my dream child,” said Zercher. “In school, we tend to stay within our groups, marketing students with marketing, accountants with accounting. In the real world, that’s not the case. Accountants work together with marketing and all other areas of a business for it to be successful.”
This real-world collaboration is just one main focus of the new HSB Student Leadership Counsel. It will also benefit those students who need help with professional development.
“We will focus on adding internship opportunities, resume building and networking outside the HSB,” said Zercher. “We want to involve all majors on campus.”
To start the ball rolling, the counsel will be hosting its first club social this Saturday night. The event will include free drinks, hot wings and music. All students are invited, and the intention is to develop connections within the student population and the community.
Zercher hopes the formation of the HSB Student Leadership Counsel will also call attention to the business school and help with recruiting and retention. He feels the new counsel will help increase the presence of the business school on campus and draw more students to CSU-Pueblo.
“We are launching the HSB Student Leadership Counsel at the social, and we hope to see students from every major at CSU-Pueblo get involved,” he said.
Everyone is welcome to attend the social, which takes place this Friday, March 15 from 7-10 p.m. in the OUC Underground.