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As a Lally student, you’ll “learn by doing” both inside and outside the classroom. The clubs and organizations housed within Lally will allow you to delve deeper into your niche by becoming part of a community of like-minded business professionals on campus.

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Business Clubs and Organizations

Lally Management Student Association (LMSA)

LMSA improves the education, quality of life, and performance of Lally students. It strives to cultivate social cohesiveness, service leadership, and success. Students work with Lally staff and faculty to provide a diverse assortment of extracurricular, career, networking, cultural, and community development opportunities for Lally students. The group creates a culture of social inclusion and togetherness among students and alumni by organizing social events, including a spring wine tasting event.

Adviser: TBD



Women in Business Club (WIB)

WIB is a student-run club open to all Rensselaer undergraduate and graduate students. WIB provides a social networking platform for women to improve their professional, social, and personal skills. Club activities include networking opportunities, panel discussions, lectures, roundtable events, social outings, and more.

Fall 2023 Officers:

  • President: Abigail Coscia
  • Vice President: Chenoa Cioffi
  • Marketing Director: Allison Gorelik 
  • Events Coordinator: Sadie Ehrenberg

Staff Adviser: Maggie Wright

Epsilon Delta Sigma

Epsilon Delta Sigma Management Honor Society

Founded in 1948, the Rensselaer chapter of the Epsilon Delta Sigma Management Honor Society recognizes significant academic achievement in Lally. The society offers opportunities to develop leadership skills through projects associated with the business community.

 Adviser: TBD



APICS Student Chapter

Student chapter of the Association for Operations Management, including Supply Chain Management. Meets concurrently with local chapter of the Capital Region.

Faculty Adviser: Professor T. Ravichandran


The Buttonwood Club

Buttonwood Club

A club dedicated to helping students develop a better understanding of the global economy and ongoing financial markets and to assist students with job hunting and career preparation by sharing experiences and advice. Each year, the club organizes and sponsors a debate competition, a modeling competition, the Bloomberg Assessment Test, and access to preparation for the CFA exam.

Faculty Adviser: Professor Aparna Gupta


Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

An honor society that recognizes and honors top-performing students. To be a member, students must be recommended by a faculty member and rank in the upper 7% of their junior class or upper 10% of their senior class.

Adviser: TBD


CFA Institute

Investment Research Challenge

The annual Investment Research Challenge, organized by the Rensselaer Student Managed Fund and the Buttonwood Club, is held each spring. The challenge aims to provide a platform for students who are interested in the investment field. Each team conducts in-depth research on a publicly traded company, prepares a written report on the selected company, and then presents its findings to a panel of judges.

Faculty Adviser: Professor Aparna Gupta



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