There are several student organizations that draw the attention of economics majors interested in gaining real-world experience and contacts for future careers.
Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) is the international honor society in economics. It was founded in 1963 and the Davidson chapter of ODE was inaugurated in 1966. Induction into ODE is by invitation of the Economics Department faculty.
Sponsored by Omicron Delta Epsilon, the Comparative Advantage program pairs students with demonstrated interest in economics with Davidson alumni and friends in the Charlotte area who serve as career mentors. Through informal interactions students gain insight into future career possibilities and develop valuable contacts and networking opportunities.
Students manage $300,000 of the college's endowment in this investment group, making all decisions regarding where, when, and what stocks should be bought or sold. Started by graduates in 1999, DIFA allows students to gain real-world investment banking and stock market experience. For more information, contact Zack Seaverns.
The Davidson College Pre-Business Society is a network of Davidson students pursuing a post-graduate education or career in business. The society serves as a forum for discussion for students with similar goals, experiences, and challenges. The society also seeks to provide educational and networking opportunities for its members by hosting speakers from diverse backgrounds and offering a mentorship program to its participants. Working with Davidson's Center for Career Development and faculty with business backgrounds, the society also offers career preparation and assistance with graduate school applications. For more information, please contact the Pre-Business Society or Richard Hendrix, president of the Pre-Business Society.