The B.E.A. Club

Business, Entrepreurship & Accounting Club 

Established in 1990, the Business, Entrepreurship and Accounting (B.E.A.) Club brings students together for social and educational functions. The Club often invites business leaders from the Columbia area as guest speakers during its monthly meetings. The B.E.A. Club provides opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills and to establish contacts with business community leaders.

The B.E.A. Club welcomes all students interested in accounting, business, management and marketing to join us in an exploration of career and personal potential. The purpose of the B.E.A. Club is to bring Business Administration majors and Management minors and other Columbia College students interested in business together for educational and social benefits. Activities of the club include programs designed to stimulate interest in accounting, business, and related professional fields.

Meetings are held twice a month on campus during lunch. The club presents speakers, workshops, or activities that enhance the classroom experience.

Professionals from the Columbia area are invited to share their knowledge and experience with the club. These professionals include alumnae of Columbia College, members of the Business Advisory Board and business leaders in the community. This distinguished group enlightens students with their knowledge and experience of the “real world.” They provide the club with a strong network for internships and career planning.

During the 2015-2016 academic year, our events and speakers included:

  • 11th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference
  • Community Service Events
  • Ludy Bowl
  • Business Advisory Board luncheon
  • BMW Factory Tour
  • South Carolina Bankers Association – Banking Careers 101 conference

Events for the 2016-2017 Academic Year include:

  • Activities Fair
  • Annual Fundraising events
  • Volunteer Activities
  • GMAT preparation testing
  • 12th Annual Entrepreneurship Conference
  • Annual Networking luncheon
  • Business Advisory Board luncheon
  • South Carolina Bankers Assocaition – Banking Careers 101 Conference

The B.E.A. Club always makes time for fun. Several times a year the club provides lunch to members and plans recreational outings.

Join the B.E.A. Club

For Career Planning, Personal Development, and Networking. Dues are $10.00 per year. The rewards are much greater. For more information please contact the B.E.A. Club officers. 

Current Officers (2016-2017)

President – Katherine Ngo

Vice President – Palmer Reynolds

Enactus Chair: Megan Nguyen

Marketing/Communication Chair –Kim Duong

Treasurer –  Kim Duong

Advisors – Justin Thompson and Travis Dalton