Student life

As a W. P. Carey student, your classroom experience is just one part of your preparation for a successful career. We also offer a variety of outstanding extracurricular programs and activities to provide you with practical, real-world experiences that complement your classroom studies and prepare you to become one of tomorrow’s business leaders.

Student clubs and organizations

Beyond the major-specific opportunities below, there are 40+ business clubs and organizations — and many more across the university — that can connect you with students who have similar interests.

Business Law Club

The mission of the Business Law Club is to provide information and networking opportunities to students interested exploring careers in business law. To achieve this goal, we invite attorneys to discuss their experiences in law school and their careers, as well as non-lawyers who discuss their interaction with attorneys in everyday business situations. We also host events that teach students about the law school application process and law school selection, and we provide LSAT practice sessions. Interested students should contact Dr. Lora Koretz by email or at 480-965-2620.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The ASU student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) brings together W. P. Carey students with a career interest in human resources to learn about the various facets of human resource management, and stay informed about new developments in the field. The club promotes professional development through speakers, career panels, networking opportunities, and company tours. The club also fosters building relationships with local HR professionals through its association with SHRM of Greater Phoenix (SHRMGP). Interested students should contact Dr. Mindy West by email or at 480-965-1217.

Honors management experience

Students who are also enrolled in Barrett, The Honors College at ASU can enhance their management studies through a series of contracts in their management courses and the completion of a baccalaureate thesis or creative project. Recent projects have covered a wide range of subjects, including the philosophical underpinnings of labor law in Spain, China, and the United States, an assessment of the motives for baseball ownership, a study of the impact of the e-book on publishing, an examination of the impact of social networks on employee retention, and a business plan to grow a "garage band" into economic viability.

Interested students may learn more about this program by contacting the honors advisor Dr. James H. Moore by email or at 480-965-3230.