Upon arriving on campus this fall; many students find themselves overwhelmed by the number of clubs they are able to join. From Crafternoon to Women in Leadership, students have a variety of options to choose from. One of the largest clubs on campus the Northwestern College Business Club, that help students learn more about what they may be interested in.
The Business Club on NW’s campus has been successful in providing students an opportunity to have professional experiences and learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Within the club, students can receive a more hands-on learning style and learn from people who have already started their career in the business department. “I think it allows students to get experiences that they cannot get in the classroom. It gives them more opportunity to learn about specific businesses or meet professionals in the field,” senior accounting and business fianace major Hannah Van Meeteren said. “I know personally that it has helped me develop soft skills that some people do not get just from class alone.” She spoke about the many opportunities the club has given her and how it has helped her to choose her future career.
Joining the business club is simple. There are no qualifications based on major or year, though they are typically advertised towards business students. Van Meeteren mentioned how “you do not have to be a member to even attend any of the meetings… Everyone is welcome to join!”
The club holds a variety of different events and conferences all throughout the year that have been known to catch people’s attention. One of the most popular on campus is the Women’s conference, which focuses primarily on how women should feel empowered in a business setting. Though the conference is aimed at women, men are welcomed to join and learn more about the field in the process. Events such as this have expanded on business related subjects that have caught the attention of several students. In some ways, going to one of these events has even helped past and present students decide on their future career goals and paths.
Even though one might find their schedules packed to the brim with different classes and activities, it is always important to put oneself out in the open for new learning experiences. The Business Club on NW’s campus is an excellent way for students to meet new people while also discovering what they find is important for their futures. The business club focuses on teaching students more about the field, while also leaning into students’ strengths to help them grow to teach and lead generations to come.