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 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.
The Davidson 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 Connor Hall at email@example.com, president of DIFA.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or Thanos Petkakis, president of the Pre-Business Society, at email@example.com.