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. ODE was founded in 1963 and the Davidson chapter 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 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. This program will not take place during the 2016-17 academic year.
The Investment and Financial Association seeks to expand the range of learning experiences to include hands-on experience with financial markets and opportunities to meet professionals in the field of finance. Student-led and run, the club manages over $300,000 of the college's endowment to promote member responsibility and education with a secondary goal of maximizing return and minimizing risk. For more information, contact Donal Mahoney, president of DIFA, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pre-Business Society is a network of Davidson students pursuing a post-graduate education or career in business. The society serves as a discussion forum 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 participants. Working with the 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 at email@example.com or Alyssa Bryan, president of the Pre-Business Society, at firstname.lastname@example.org.