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The Purpose of this organization is to enhance student development as well as developing the CSUB Agriculture Business program. The organization also attempts to raise awareness regarding food insecurity in the Bakersfield area.
The Agricultural Business Club was founded in 2017, driven with the same intent, as the AG program at California State University of Bakersfield, to create lifelong opportunities for students to follow their passion in a community where Agricultural is dominant. The Ag Business Club is the outlet where students will be able to network and gain experiences with businesses from not only the agriculture industry, but across all sectors. Students will be able to make lifelong valuable connections with club members and Ag leaders in the community. Members will have opportunities to gain invaluable experiences, through internships and company tours, as well as be given the opportunity to gain insider knowledge from industry leaders.
The purpose of this organization is to bring together like-minded individuals with a passion for entrepreneurship. We are dedicated to turning the entrepreneurial potential on the CSUB campus into concrete, new value for the Kern County community. We accomplish this vision by facilitating projects and internships, organizing speaker panels and recruiting events, and identifying mentors and resources for business plans created by club participants.
Bi-weekly meeting on Fridays form 5:00pm to 7:00pm (in person, zoom, or IG Live)
In-person Meerting: BDC 262 A
Zoom Meetings: https://csub.zoom.us/j/296085213
CSUB's IMA Student Chapter will provide members with opportunities to serve in the
community, develop professional relationships, and build new skills. With the below
stated mission, vission, and core values, we hope to establish a foundation for students
to learn, lead, and achieve.
The IMA Student Chapter works to prepare emerging leaders and future accountants by providing students with unique opportunities to network with professionals, strengthen their community engagement, and enrich their knowledge of business and accounting.
The CSUB IMA Student Chapter is aiming to become the leading campus organization guiding incoming accounting students towards personal and professional growth. As the CSUB IMA Student Chapter, we hope to grow and be recognized as one of the Western Region’s best accounting chapters, which others aspire to match.
- Integrity & Trust – We treat each other fairly, keep our promises, make decisions objectively, take responsibility for our actions, and admit our mistakes. We maintain confidentiality as appropriate.
- Pursuit of Knowledge & Continuous Improvement – We believe the pursuit of knowledge, innovation, and a spirit of continuous improvement are engines that keep us relevant, vital, and growing. Our culture embraces creativity and seeks different perspectives.
- Passion of Service – We enable individuals to use their capabilities to the fullest. That enablement extends to being passionate advocates in the community, in the profession, and in the local chapter.
The Marketing Club at California State University Bakersfield helps students expand their knowledge in Marketing and facilitate career opportunities. We provide officer positions for students to obtain experience they can add to their resumes. Additionally, we provide free marketing assistance and consultations to clubs and businesses.
The Marketing Intelligence Club is a Bakersfield-based college club that was created by and for individuals who are passionate about marketing and artificial intelligence. New members are always welcome, so get in touch to find out what you need to do in order to join.
The Marketing Intelligence Club was founded in Spring 2023 after a group of individuals decided to turn their shared interests into an official College Club. Since then, we’ve grown as a community. When you decide to join us, you will gain access to various events and, most importantly, to a group of like-minded individuals who are just as passionate as you are.
Contact: Dr. Atieh Poushneh, Club Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media: @marketingintelligenceclub
Our mission is to treat each as a valued student while contributing positively to the students of California State University of Bakersfield through understanding of all aspects of the human resources profession, including proactive involvement in areas of Local Kern County Society for Human Resource Management and value that displays an enthusiastic interest in the lives of others. We will continually develop our own repertoire of skills and maintain a balance between our personal and professional lives.
The purpose of this organization is to promote Human Resource Management knowledge on campus, to organize students with similar interest, and to interact with the Kern County SHRM Chapter.
CSUB Human Resource Management Curriculum Certificate by SHRM to be aligned with SHRM Core Competencies.
- Participate in Annual Case Competitions
- 1st Place at San Jose State University November 2018
- HR Shadowing Day with Aera Energy
- Monthly Professional Guest Speakers
- Analytics Workshops
- Workplace Investigations Workshops
- Participate in annual Kern County SHRM Symposium
- Attend annual CalSRHM Legislative Conference
- Volunteer with the Center for Career
- Education and Community Engagement
- Fundraising initiatives
Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.
SHRM has more than 575 affiliate chapters both in the United States and abroad, which provide additional programming and networking opportunities in your local area. SHRM chapters are autonomous organizations, so it is not automatic that you will be a member of your local chapter when you join SHRM at the national level, and vice versa.
Tom See - Club Advisor
RunnerSync for Society for Human Resource Management
The CSUB Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Chapter secured 1st place in a Case Competition at the Student Summit and Case Competition at San Jose State University on November 3, 2018.
Congratulations to CSUB’s SHRM team members Branden Dunn (Team Captain), Nikki Aringer, Pamela Rivera, Samantha Gruggett, and Larissa Oleson.
“The Case Competition in San Jose was a great opportunity to gain experience that is hard to duplicate in the classroom. It made me feel more confident in my abilities to problem solve and to lead a team. The competition also was a great bonding experience for my team. We worked together and helped each other to improve on our weaknesses and capitalize on our strengths,” said Branden Dunn.
“I’m grateful for our professors and schools to put an event like this together, it allowed me to gain valuable connections in my career while getting critical experience that is hard for students to attain. Case competitions like the one in San Jose are irreplaceable to the development of students and I highly recommend for anyone to get involved in these learning opportunities,” said Larissa Oleson.
SHRM members Lisa Salinas (team captain), Alma Ramirez, Celina Franco, Samantha Carr, and Kaitlyn Johns placed 12th out of 30 at the National SHRM Case Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 29th and 30th. The competition requires integrated HR thinking, ethical decision-making, and strong communication and presentation skills. Teams applied their knowledge acquired through their studies and applied it to a realistic HR situation likely to be encountered in the work world.
ABOUT THE SHRM CASE COMPETITION
The SHRM Case Competition consists of a one-day event where teams of up to six undergraduate or graduate students from various colleges and universities compete in both oral and written presentations. The case is created specifically for the SHRM Case Competition and can focus on any number of HR issues (i.e., Management Practices; Selection & Recruitment; Training & Development; Compensation & Benefits; Employee/Labor Relations; and Health, Safety & Security or a combination). The teams have four hours to read, evaluate, and draft both the oral and written presentations. After the four-hour preparation period, the teams provide their written presentation to one set of judges for review and present their oral presentation to another set of judges. The judges receive the scoring criteria which they use to evaluate both the written and oral presentations. The teams have 15 minutes to present their oral presentation. Due to the large size of the competitions, there may be two separate judging rooms – in this situation, the highest-ranking team from each room will move on to present their oral presentation to a combined set of three judges in front of an audience. The highest-ranking team from this evaluation will be the winner.
There are many benefits to the SHRM Case Competition. The SHRM Case Competition is an event that offers the opportunity to bring professional HR professionals, students, and student chapter advisors together in a meaningful way. The effort it takes to plan and conduct the SHRM Case Competition is worthwhile and beneficial to the professional members as well as the students. The professionals judging the cases get a fresh look at the knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm of the HR students that are getting ready to graduate. The students receive an opportunity to network with other students and showcase their knowledge to HR practitioners.
Our mission is to educate, support, and advance the role of the human resource profession in Kern County. We accomplish our mission by providing essential knowledge and education; facilitating opportunities for personal interaction; and serving as liaison and advocate to other local, regional, state, and national entities.
To accomplish this mission KCSHRM is committed to offering monthly meetings, periodic conferences, and other programs and activities. These events will be educational and informative, focusing on topics of current and general interest for the membership, including legislative issues. A major goal of such events will be providing the opportunity for networking and sharing within the human resources professional community.
The SHRM Foundation awards scholarships totaling more than $50,000 to SHRM student members.
The following scholarships are available:
- 10 Undergraduate Education Awards = $2,500
- 1 Lisa Burke Award (undergraduates) = $2,500
- 4 Graduate Education Awards = $5,000
- 25 Awards for the new Assurance of Learning Assessment = $200
SHRM student members with a valid SHRM ID number as of December 1 are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Local student chapter members who are not SHRM members are not eligible to apply.
Scholarship recipients will primarily be selected on merit. Undergraduate applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale and must have completed at least one HR management course.
Graduate student applicants must be enrolled in a master’s degree program and clearly pursuing an emphasis area in HR or an HR-related program (such as business, psychology or labor relations) and have completed at least six hours of graduate course work with at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
The judging committee will evaluate scholarship applicants and select scholarship winners based on the following criteria:
Academic Scholarship (both graduate and undergraduate)
- 35% SHRM student chapter involvement and/or commitment to the HR profession
- 30% Academic achievement
- 25% Additional leadership and service activities/work experience
- 10% Financial need
Assurance of Learning Exam Scholarship
- 50% Commitment to the HR profession and future career plans
- 40% SHRM student chapter involvement and volunteer activity
- 10% Financial need
How to Apply
All award applications must be submitted electronically. *Do not send any application materials through the mail*. All scholarship recipients will be required to provide a Social Security number or tax ID. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit the following information:
- Completed application
- A one-page statement of HR interest
- Two letters of reference
- * Grade summary or unofficial transcript may also be submitted with the application but is not required. If selected for an academic scholarship, students will be required to submit an official transcript at that time, prior to receiving funds.
Assurance of Learning scholarships:
- Completed application
- Half-page statement of HR interest
- One letter of reference from the advisor or professor
Questions? Contact Maureen Flaherty at (703) 535-6423 or SHRMScholarships@shrm.org.
The Society for Human Resource Management is an individual membership organization; there are no corporate or institutional memberships. Anyone who is involved in HR, supervises the HR function, or otherwise has an interest in HR is welcome to join!
Benefits of joining SHRM include:
TEMPLATES AND TOOLS
- Contact an HR Advisor by phone and email
- How-to Guides
- Sample Interview Questions
- Sample Policies
- Sample Job Descriptions
- Sample Policies & Forms
- Express Requests Tool delivering instant topical resources by e-mail
- Local and State Resources
- Federal Resources
- Compliance Alerts
- Best Practices
- HR Magazine (10 issues)
- HRWeek e-newsletter, covering the week’s top news
- Free Webcasts
- Social Networks
- Timely Research
- HR Trends
- Easy access to re-certification credits
- Student Membership is $40 per year.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this organization is to promote Human Resource Management knowledge on campus, to organize students with similar interests, and to interact with the Kern County SHRM Chapter.
ARTICLE I OFFICIAL NAME
Section 1 The name of this organization shall be the “Society for Human Resource Management” also known as “SHRM”, at California State University, Bakersfield. SHRM is affiliated with the international professional organization known as Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the local Kern County Society of Human Resource Management (KCSHRM).
ARTICE II MEMBERSHIP
Section 1 Student Access: Any person currently enrolled as a student at CSUB and fulfilling the membership requirements of the organization may be a member.
Section 2 Non-discrimination Statement: In accordance with State Law and the regulations of the California State University, no organization shall discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, pregnancy, marital affiliation, sexual orientation, age, ethnic origin, citizenship, nationality, veteran status, or disability.
Section 3 Membership Requirements: Membership in the organization shall be open to all those regularly enrolled at California State University of Bakersfield. There shall be no requirements for admission to regular membership. Each regular member has equal rights and privileges.
To become an affiliate of the Local Kern County of Society of Human Resource Management (KCSHRM), a student must fill out an application from the National Society for Human Resource Management and pay a $35.00 annual fee. Membership of KCSHRM is preferred not required.
Section 4 Attendance: Members shall be required to attend at least 50% of the organization’s regular scheduled meetings.
ARTICLE III AUTHORITY
Section 1 This organization is affiliated with Kern County Society for Human Resource Management (KCSHRM).
Section 2 This organization may establish Standing Rules to govern administrative and procedural matters (such as time and location of meetings, etc.). Standing Rules shall not conflict with these bylaws. Standing Rules may be adopted, amended, or temporarily suspended by a majority vote present at an organization meeting where a quorum is present (advance notice is not required).
Section 3 The rules contained in the most recent version of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised shall be the parliamentary authority for this organization and shall govern in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the organization may adopt.
ARTICLE V OFFICERS
Section 1 The officers of the organization shall be the President, Vice President, Vice President of Merit, Secretary, Social Chair, Membership, and Treasurer.
Section 2 Powers and Duties of Officers: The President shall serve as the chief executive officer of the organization, shall preside at all meetings of the organization and shall prepare the agenda for meetings. Serves as a chief executive officer of the chapter, presides over all meetings, calls executive meetings as needed, works closely with the chapter advisor in coordinating projects, is the liaison between the national organization and student chapter, stays current on developments in the field, and demonstrates leadership in all chapter projects.
- The Vice President shall preside at organization meetings in the absence of the President. The Vice President shall perform all legal duties assigned by the President. The Vice President shall assume the office of President if the office becomes vacant.
- Vice President, Merit oversees the fulfillment of the Student Chapter Merit Award application process. In situations when there is no eligible person available to hold this position the Vice President may perform all duties associated with Vice President, Merit.
- The Treasurer responsible for financial affairs for the chapter writes checks for all chapter expenses, keeps president and/or vice president informed of the financial condition of the chapter, works with the president and the sponsoring chapter’s liaison in preparing the annual budget and special budget requests (for student government, sponsoring chapter, etc. )
- The Secretary shall take minutes at all meetings of the organization, keep these on file, and submit required copies to all organization members. Keeps records of the proceedings at all chapter meetings and executive meetings is responsible for all correspondence, including invitations to speakers and subsequent notes of thanks, and keeps records (except financial) of all chapter projects and their outcomes.
- Social Chair helps to facilitate food ideas for meetings, takes an active part in getting snacks, drinks, and food for meetings.
- Membership takes an active part in the recruitment of SHRM members, creates and facilitates flyers for meetings, helpers with the SHRM board in DDH.
Section 3 Qualifications necessary to hold office in this organization are as follows:
- To be eligible for and to hold office, candidates must be current on his/her dues.
- Pursuant to CSU Executive Order 1006 the President, Vice President, and Treasurer are required to meet the minimum following requirements:
Minimum Academic Qualifications- The President, Vice President, and Treasurers must be matriculated and enrolled at California State University, Bakersfield with a minimum overall 2.0-grade point average each term (Term is defined as Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters). The student must be in good standing and must not be on probation of any kind.
Incumbent Unit Load- Undergraduate students in the role of President, Vice President, and Treasurer are required to earn six (6) semester/ quarter units per term while holding office Graduate and credential students in the role of the President and Treasurer must earn three (3) semester units per term while holding office.
Incumbent Maximum Allowable Units- Undergraduate students in the role of President, Vice President, and Treasurer are allowed to earn a maximum of 150-semester units or 125 percent of the units required for a specific baccalaureate degree, whichever is greater. Graduate and credential students in the role of President and Treasurer are allowed to earn a maximum of 50-semester units or 167 percent of the units required for the graduate or credential objective, whichever is greater. Students holding more than this number of units, including students pursuing a double major, will no longer be eligible.
Section 4 Advisor: Pursuant to Executive Order 1006 a CSUB faculty or staff advisor will be chosen at the first meeting of each academic year.
ARTICLE IV ELECTIONS
Section 1 Time of Elections: Officers are elected at the last meeting of the spring quarter. New officers will take office at the beginning of the fall quarter.
Section 2 Election Procedures: Nominations will be accepted in writing, by self-nomination, or from the floor, the meeting prior to the date of elections. Votes shall be cast by secret ballot. The candidate receiving a majority (50% + 1 of the members present) will be declared the winner.
Section 3 Special Election Procedures: Should a vacancy in any office occur, it shall be filled by a special election. The new officer will take office immediately after the election.
Section 4 Recall Election: A petition of 2/3s of the total number of members shall be cause for a recall election. The offense must be in writing and submitted by a member. A recall election shall be held at the next regular business meeting after the presentation of the recall petition. The recall will require a favorable vote of 2/3s of the total voting membership.
ARTICLE V MEETINGS
Section 1 Logistics: The day and time of regular meetings shall be determined by the Executive Committee prior to the first regular meeting of the term.
Section 2 Frequency: The organization will meet on a bi-weekly basis.
Section 3 Special Meetings: The Executive Committee has the right to call a special meeting. Notice for a special meeting will be at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Members will be notified through email.
Section 4 Quorum: Twenty-five percent of the active membership must be at a meeting before any official decisions can be made.
Section 5 Rules of Procedure: The rules of procedure for this organization shall be Robert’s Rules of Order.
ARTICLE VI FINANCES
Section 1 Account: This organization, pursuant to its charter obligation, shall maintain a Club Fund with University Accounting.
Section 2 Usage: All monies of this organization shall be deposited in, and disbursed from, this account following procedures outlined by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership.
Section 3 Dispersal of Funds: Should this organization become inactive, including the failure to apply for University recognition annually, the Club Fund will be handled in accuracy with the procedures of the University Accounting.
Section 4 Fiscal Year: The fiscal year of this organization shall be July 1 to June 30.
Section 5 Dues: Dues will be established by the consensus of the Executive Committee prior to the first meeting of the academic year. Membership fees for National SHRM are sent directly to the home office of SHRM.
ARTICLE VII COMMITTEES
Section 1 Duties of Standing Committees
Membership: Promotes organization for the purpose of seeking and recruiting new members.
Social Affairs: Plans the social gatherings and meetings for the club, including fundraisers. The social affairs committee is in charge of refreshments at the meetings/gatherings.
Web Master: Responsible for updating the web page, Facebook page, and the organization’s kiosk
Additional Committees: The Executive Committee can establish a new standing committee and assign duties to the committee on an as-needed basis.
Section 2 Selection of Standing Committees: The head of a standing committee will be chosen by the executive committee. The remainder of the committee will be chosen by the committee’s head and then approved by the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE VIII AMENDMENTS
Section 1 Submission of Amendments: Proposed constitutional amendments shall be presented to the organization in writing one week before it may be voted on.
Section 2 Approval of Amendments: Approval by the majority (50% +1) of the voting members present at a regular meeting shall pass a proposed change. The change shall be put into effect immediately unless otherwise stipulated in the amendment.
Section 3 Notification of Amendment: Pursuant to Executive Order 1006, any substantive change or amendment must be submitted to the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership within 90 days.
Contact: Dr. Mansik Hur, Club Advisor, Website:
UAA is the University Accounting Association here at CSUB campus that is dedicated to coordinating events in order to increase students’ exposure to different types of firms. UAA provides sufficient resources and opportunities for students to learn about different career paths relatable to accounting and/or finance. UAA also assists students to be knowledgeable about CPA requirements, as well as relevant information.
Club Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide a favorable, yet welcoming atmosphere for our members, as well as provide them with plentiful knowledge conductive to allow them to succeed in their upcoming careers.
Harvey McCown - Club Advisor
By joining UAA, students will gain access to events that will help develop a dependable skill-set to fulfill a company’s needs. UAA can increase students’ interactions with prospective employers by providing direct networking opportunities.
Additional Benefits of Joining: Education
- UAA connects students to resources that enable them to learn more about the different career paths associated with accounting.
- UAA educates students about the CPA exam and prepares students to become a successful CPA
- UAA provides students with professional experiences and opportunities outside the classroom that are valued by employers.
- Network with student peers, alumni, faculty, staff, and the community.
- Connect with local CPAs and Firms.
- Develop and grow as a professional.
- Get to know fellow accounting students, future colleagues, and professors. To become a UAA Member:
2021-2022 Events (Dates TBA)
- Welcome Back Social
- Resume Workshop
- Meet the Firms
- CalCPA Student Night
- Alumni Social
- CPA Educational Requirements
- CPA Exam Review
- Ask a CPA
- Exploring Accounting Fields
- Graduation Luncheon
*All event pictures can be found in *
- UAA Graduation Luncheon, April 26, 2019
- Discover the IMA—Institute Of Management Accountants, Thursday, March 28, 2019
- CPA Exam Workshop, Thursday, March 7, 2019
- One-Day Field Trip to Distribution Centers in Shafter, Friday, February 22, 2019
- Seminar: International Business in a Changing World, Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
- UAA Annual Alumni Social, Thursday, November 1, 2018
- CalCPA Student Night, Time: 5-9 pm, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
- CPA Firm Tours, September 26, 2018
- Meet the Firms/Resume Workshop, Time: 10:30 am- 2:00 pm, Friday, September 21, 2018
- Brown Armstrong 2018 Annual Picnic, Time: 11:45 am-, Friday, September 7, 2018
- UAA Welcome Back Social, 6:00 pm-, MPR, Sept 6, 2018
Many Thanks to the 2017/18 UAA Officers
- Nicole Leas, President
- Selina Galvan, Vice President
- Aaron Chen, Secretary
- Anthony Ponce, Treasurer
- Songping Yan, Membership Coordinator
- Araceli Rosas, Social Media Coordinator
- Matthew Joseph, Photographer
- CSUB Baseball Game Day (sponsored by Brown Armstrong), 5:30pm-, May 1, 2018
- UAA Graduation Luncheon, April 27, 2018
- CPA Exam Review, March 14, 2018
- Local Financial Services Internship and Job Fair, February 28, 2018
- Meet the Institute of Management Accountants Event, January 31, 2018 (Presentation Slides)
- UAA Leadership & Development Skills Workshop, November 29, 2017
- UAA Alumni Social, November 9, 2017
- CPA Firm Tours, September 27, 2017
- CALCPA Student Night, September 27, 2017
- AA Meet the Firms Workshop, September 15, 2017
- Brown Armstrong CPAs Picnic, September 8, 2017
- UAA Welcome Back Social, September 7, 2017
- The Financial Management Association International (FMA) is the global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision-making. FMA’s members include academicians and practitioners worldwide. FMA serves the global finance community by:
- Promoting the development of high-quality research that extends the frontier of financial knowledge.
- Promoting the understanding of basic and applied research and of sound financial practices.
- Enhancing the quality and relevance of education in finance.
- Providing opportunities for professional interaction between and among academics, practitioners, and students.
As California State University, Bakersfield’s chapter, we are dedicated to opening as many doors as possible to the financial world for our students. We visit cities such as Chicago, New York, and San Francisco yearly for students to enjoy hands-on experience in the area of finance. Through traveling, students are given the opportunity to ask finance professionals what characteristics are most sought after in new hires and where the biggest opportunities are in the finance industry. Aside from traveling, we also host events where finance professionals introduce students to fundamental financial ideas and careers. “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” Warren Buffet- Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
Dr. Mahdy Elhusseiny
Guest speakers include Dr. Mahdy Elhusseiny, Professor of Finance; Jay Thompson, CSUB SBDC Lead Consultant; Andy Seeto, SBA; Keith Brice, President- Mid State Development; Matt Damian, VP of Mission Bank; Marilyn Love, VP of Zions Bank; and Yetty Ojo, Business Development Manager at Access Plus Capital.
Mid State Development Corporation, President
Mid State partners with commercial Lenders to finance owner-occupied commercial real estate and equipment. Keith came to Mid State with over 20 years of Commercial Banking experience, having held Vice President Positions at Community First Bank, California Republic Bank, and Sanwa Bank (now Bank of the West). An active member in the community for over 35 years, having served on various boards and committees. Keith was past Chairman of the board for the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Kern County, and the Kern Community Foundation. Keith was the 2017 recipient of the John Brock Community service award. He currently serves as Chair of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee. He is also a member of CSUB Executive Advisory Council and Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society for Collegiate School of Business.
Andy is a life-long resident of the Central Valley, born and raised in Fresno, CA. He graduated from CSU Fresno with a B.S. Degree in Business Finance. Andy has over 18 years of business lending in originating loans under the SBA loan programs and other Government Guaranteed lending programs. Since 2009 to 2014, he worked in the SBA’s Fresno Commercial Loan Service Center. Currently, Andy is a Lender Relations Specialist, District International Trade Officer, and SCORE Liaison for the SBA’s Fresno District Office which covers 15 Counties in the Central California and Central Coast region.
Dr. Mahdy Elhusseiny
Professor of Finance and the Program Director of FMA shares
“We, the Financial Management Association, CSUB chapter are proud to present the Small Business Financing & Entrepreneurship event for the second year in a row. Expert speakers will be discussing key points regarding small business financing & entrepreneurship opportunities. Businesses in Kern County will have the chance to learn about issues such as new ways of business financing, types of loans and their processes, and getting business certified from professionals from the government and the financial sector.”
Marilyn’s extensive experience in real estate lending spans over three decades. Her passion for real estate financing for farms and agriculture developed at a young age on her family’s farm in Bakersfield, California. Most recently, Marilyn is the Vice President of Business Development for Zions AG Finance a nationwide AG real estate lender who has been financing agriculture since 1873. Her passion for serving and helping people with their real estate financing needs made Zions a natural fit. In her personal life, she is the proud mother of four extraordinary young men and women, blessed with three wonderful grandchildren, and an incredibly supportive mate, Mr. Love.
Jay Thompson is the lead business consultant at the CSU Bakersfield Small Business Development Center. Over the past 7 years Thompson’s SBDC clients have created over 500 jobs and reported over $58 million in capital infusion. Thompson has over 30 years of experience in business management and specializes in business creation, partnership building, product management, legal structure and maximizing profitability. SBDC counselors can offer individual advice and guidance concerning the formation, management, financing and operation of your business. Counseling is provided at no charge to qualified businesses (the business must have less than 500 employees). Individuals who are considering starting a business are also eligible for counseling. SBDC counselors have significant experience in the private sector, and many have extensive management and financial consulting backgrounds like Thompson. Small Business owners may gain the knowledge needed to make their businesses excel by attending the many training classes held throughout Central California. Classes are offered in specialized subjects and management basics for new business ventures. View a current list of our training events and workshops or register for service .
Areas of training include:
- Business planning
- Cash flow management
- Computers in small business
- Customer relations
- International trade
- Legal issues
- Managing a business
- Managing employees
- Patents and trademarks
- SBIR and STTR
- Tax planning
- Technology, including e-commerce
Inactive Student Clubs/Organizations
The Mission of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to cultivate and celebrate leadership and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members.
1) Encourage and honor academic achievement by students of business and management through chapters in business programs accredited by AACSB international.
2) Develop Beta Gamma Sigma members as student and professional leaders, and celebrate continuing leadership and excellence.
3) Foster in Beta Gamma Sigma members an enduring commitment to the founding principles and values of the Society: honor and integrity, pursuit of wisdom, earnestness, and service.
4) Connect Beta Gamma Sigma student and alumni members to each other and to opportunities in their professional lives.
Beta signifies Honor, Gamma means Wisdom, and Sigma represents earnestness.
Meeting time and location
Every other Monday at 12:00 pm in the Dean’s Conference Room
The Club can have any members join; however, to be nationally recognized and inducted at the formal ceremony, members must be in the:
- Top 10% of Undergraduate Business Students at CSUB (or)
- Top 20% of Business Graduates at CSUB
- Pay a one-time induction fee for a lifetime membership (no annual fees or dues)
Benefits of Joining
• Insurance and Financial Discounts
• GEICO Auto Insurance Program
• Wallstreet Health Insurance Options
• SIRVA Home Benefits-Mortgage Service
• Other Offers and Discounts
• Test Prep Discounts
• Travel Savings
• Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
• IBGS/TFAS Wants to Send You to D.C.- Take an 8-week internship in Washington D.C. with an automatic $500 scholarship.
• See the World with the Intern Group- global internships from 4 weeks to 6 months with one full-ride scholarship.
• United Planet Helps BGS Give Back- Help others around the globe in 1-12 weeks with a $500 scholarship.
Establishing networks between students and the businesses of Kern County through community outreach and employment exposure.
We encourage students of all majors to join the BEA as the perspectives of differing individuals is what adds even greater value to the organization. Likeminded people can only get so much done until they reach the ceiling, it is the vastly different people in our network that makes us stronger.
It is the duty of the student to voice their opinion, regardless of the general consensus of other members of the organization to provide a diversified perspective on all topics.
Students are encouraged to promote the BEA and its members as a close-knit group of students that stir the strengths of each individual to their advantage.
Student Involvement Events:
The events that we offer our members to build their network include:
Introduction Métier Experiences - introduction to various job occupations with business professionals to introduce members to new opportunities and people that they otherwise would never know. These are followed by either mock or real interviews by the employers where members receive feedback and tips on interview skills.
Business Skill Development – presenting solution-based presentations to employers on either real or fictitious problems to develop and display confidence and communicational skills that translate to the workplace.
Guest Speakers - employers speaking of their own experiences and profession in the world of business and what they are looking for in newly graduated students.
There are no requirements to join the BEA. Students do not have to be business majors to join. Other majors are not only accepted but are encouraged. As said under our culture, a diversified perspective is greater than a likeminded one. The more that members participate in club events and experience opportunities, the more they add to their network of connections!
To join the club or ask any questions, email Advisor at email@example.com!
The Economics Student Association is dedicated to providing educational and professional opportunities for students at California State University, Bakersfield who are interested in Economics.
The Economics Student Association (ESA) endeavors to provide an intellectually stimulating and professionally beneficial environment for all California State University, Bakersfield students interested in economics. Coordinated events and regularly scheduled meetings through the ESA serve as an opportunity to network with economics faculty, alumni of the department, local employers, and other like-minded students. Club Mission Statement:
We want to create a network for students to trade books, discuss topics, and make connections. The club will also be having mixers with Alumni, as well as post events and websites to upload your resume.
The purposes of the organization are to promote the advancement of the safety profession and safety education and to foster the professional wellbeing and development of its members within the campus and community. The organization wishes to provide our members with advancement in safety knowledge, networking, professional development and job opportunities in environmental and safety-related fields. Section 2 In fulfilling these purposes, the organization shall have the following objectives: A) To further the professional preparation of the members by sponsoring programs for the advancement of safety and acquisition of technical knowledge. B) To improve scholarship and general quality of work in the safety profession by fostering a concern for progress in all areas of safety among safety educators and practitioners. C) To encourage greater professional and social cooperation and interaction among students of safety and allied fields and disciplines. D) To unite the resources and skills of students, faculty, and local professionals in programs to benefit organization members, the school, and its community. E) To assist the American Society of Safety Professionals in the development of effective and relevant educational programs for the education of future safety professionals. F) To promote participation and entrance into safety related careers by high school and college students.
The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Club is a student organization that focuses on networking and advancing members in the industries of Environmental Resource Management and Occupational Safety and Health. Our club also focuses on professional development by hosting local experienced safety professionals which allows club members great networking opportunities along with learning about current workplace safety topics through presentations and demonstrations. When you join ASSE and the OSH Club as a student you will have access to a wide range of benefits: grants/ scholarships, certification reimbursement, and technical safety workshops.
Dr. Aaron Hegde- Club Advisor