Business & Computer Technologies
Student Organizations & Activities
The Accounting Society promotes a better understanding and knowledge of the accounting profession through guest lectures, field trips and accounting seminars. The Accounting Society also promotes social interaction of its members with the intent to promote teamwork, interaction with others and professional conduct as demonstrated in the workplace. The mission of the Accounting Society is to prepare our members for a professional career and to promote awareness of Accounting.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology. With a world-wide membership ACM is a leading resource for computing professionals and students working in the various fields of Information Technology, and for interpreting the impact of information technology on society...
On a local level the Pennsylvania College of Technology student chapter of ACM serves as the college's "computer club" as well as a common ground for all those who wish to supplement their education with topics prevalent in the world of computing technology today. We strive to serve the college community both in social and education aspects. Our goal is not only to give back to our members, but allow a medium for anyone with a slight interest in anything that may fall in our realm a chance to enjoy the exciting opportunities that today's technology offers. From the use of LINUX to gaming to programming to networking and more, we cover it all!
Alpha Chi is a national honor society for college juniors and seniors. The purpose of Alpha Chi is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. As a general honor society, Alpha Chi admits to membership students from all academic disciplines. One of the most elite honors a college student can earn, membership in Alpha Chi is limited to the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes.
Delta Mu Delta (ΔΜΔ)
The Delta Mu Delta business administration national honorary society was established to recognize and reward superior scholastic achievement. Delta Mu Delta members are in the top 20 percent of their respective class and carry a grade-point average at least .25 above a "B." Delta Mu Delta membership is a symbol of a student's readiness to measure up to the responsibilities of the future. It is recognized and even sought by employer representatives who visit campuses to recruit graduates for careers in business, education, industry and government.
Members of the Gamers’ Guild are enthusiasts for various hobby games, including pencil and paper role-playing, collectible card games, and strategy games. Meetings are held regularly to discuss various topics of interest to the hobby-gamer community, and to teach new members the way of the games. The Gamers’ Guild also hosts a variety of games throughout the semester.
Lambda Epsilon Chi (ΛΕΧ)
Lambda Epsilon Chi is a national academic honor society for paralegal students. Lambda Epsilon Chi recognizes students who have demonstrated superior academic performance in an established, qualified program of paralegal/legal assistant studies offered at an institution that is an Institutional member in good standing of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE).
The purpose of the Penn College Legal Society is to supply students within the Paralegal Studies program with the opportunity to connect with one another and to share common interests, while helping the community and each other. Regular Penn College Legal Society activities include regular meetings and guest speakers.
Phi Theta Kappa (ΦΘΚ)
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to focus upon the Society's Hallmark of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in a two-year college degree, and Phi Theta Kappa recognizes students for those achievements. Regular Phi Theta Kappa activities include Open House Fundraisers, College and Community service projects, end of the year picnic, ski trip, fun nights and regular organization meetings twice monthly.
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
SIFE is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. In addition to the community aspect of the program, SIFE’s leadership and career initiatives create meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent.
Pennsylvania College of Technology developed Science and Math Applications in Real-World Technologies (SMART) Girls to counter an alarming academic and social trend: Girls tend to shy away from math and sciences as they enter adolescence and their important high school years. SMART Girls provides young females, in grades 7 - 10, the opportunity to experience math and science as a foundation for careers in technology. Hands-on experiences will range from crushing concrete (working with compression strength) to cyber challenges (creating Web pages).
Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)
The purpose of the Society for Human Resource Management, a new and budding organization for both business and Human Resource majors, is to provide an organization for business minded students to interact with other students and business professionals. This can lead to some great networking opportunities. Regular Society for Human Resource Management activities include fund raisers, community service, college sponsored events, and in the future SHRM competitions.
The SHRM student chapter is a great networking opportunity for HR and business students.
Student-managed Investment Fund
Penn College business students manage a portion of College endowment funds earmarked for educational purposes within the School of Business and Computer Technologies. Although courses at many colleges and universities simulate security selection and portfolio management using a variety of approaches with hypothetical dollars, students involved with the fund gain a real appreciation of the issues and pressures that come with investing. The experience brings a new dimension to the classroom experience as students must attempt to integrate all their business skills into a single decision to buy or sell a security, at what price, when and what quantity. Many students have reported that this experience captured the attention of prospective employers and allowed them to stand out when applying for a job upon graduation.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
The VITA Program offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income (generally, $49,000 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified Penn College student volunteers receive training to help prepare basic tax returns for individuals in the greater Williamsport area.