Student Professional Organizations
AMA – American Marketing Association
The American Marketing Association is a professional association for individuals and organizations leading the practice, teaching and development of marketing knowledge worldwide. The purpose of OU's AMA chapter is to foster study, research, and experiences in the field of marketing; to develop sound thinking in marketing theory and more exact knowledge and definition of marketing principles; to improve the methods and techniques of marketing research; to develop better understanding and appreciation of marketing problems; to study and discuss social issues regarding marketing; to encourage and uphold sound, honest practices, and to keep marketing operations on a high ethical plane; and to promote mutually beneficial relations between students, faculty, and marketing professionals.
Students should join OU's AMA chapter because of the unique opportunities it provides in addressing these objectives. We bring in speakers within the field of marketing from many different companies to speak to our members to inform them more about the field. In addition, as a member of AMA, you get access to the many resources provided by them, including Marketing News, the official publication of the American Marketing Association. Please visit OU Engage for more information.
APICS - The Association for Operations Management
The Association for Operations Management (APICS) is the premier organization in the Supply Chain and Operations Management field. Since 1957 APICS has offered a body of knowledge in the field of Supply Chain and Operations Management. APICS has over 40,000 members in over 10,000 companies, in 18 countries. It also has over 200 affiliated student chapters worldwide. APICS boasts a wide network of companies, professionals and students within the field. As a student member, you can connect with other students in your major, and with professors. Membership also gives you the opportunity to develop your leadership skills to enhance your resume. In addition, APICS offers free and discounted events such as facility/plant tours, Professional Chapter meetings, the APICS International Conference and Expo, other conferences and webinars, etc. These are great opportunities to learn from, and network, with local and international professionals.
The student chapter of APICS at OU was started in the fall of 2013 by Augie Peterson and Dr. Samir Barman. Since then, the organization has added four positions: president, vice president, treasurer, and outreach. Every month we host speakers from the industry to help students connect their subject matter to real world applications. Since APICS at OU is still growing, we are always looking for new leaders so that we can create more positions and expand our programming. Student membership is FREE. Get involved at OU Engage