Berg Enterprise Resource Group
The academic programs in the School of Business are supplemented by the Berg Enterprise Resource Group (BERG), an active organization open to all students – Business Administration, Accounting and Economics majors, as well as undeclared majors or students in other majors who have an interest in business. The Group sponsors events and programs through which members can develop leadership, teamwork and project planning skills. The goal is for members to then apply those skills to improve their communities. In addition, BERG members benefit from opportunities to meet and network with area business professionals; these potential employers recognize BERG members as having transferable business skills.
Tau Pi Phi, a national business honorary, recognizes and encourages high academic achievement in business administration, accounting and economics. The honorary is open to those who have completed 20 hours in the School of Business and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The charter for Heidelberg’s chapter of Tau Pi Phi was granted in 1972.
“Bringing together the top business leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business.”
SIFE, an organization with 1,500 university chapters encompassing 39 countries, is a forum through team competitions and career fairs to exhibit emerging talent to leading corporations. SIFE is designed to foster an entrepreneurial approach that encourages creativity and resourcefulness.
Heidelberg's chapter of Students-in-Free-Enterprise called BERG-SIFE is an organization open to all students who want to develop stronger business and leadership skills, as well as a sense of service and responsibility to the community and world around them. BERG-SIFE sponsors events and programs where members develop leadership, teamwork, resource management and project planning skills. The team develops outreach projects that have a lasting impact on the quality of life and standard of living of the surrounding community. In addition, members are able to meet and network with area business professionals. Through their experiences, BERG-SIFE students are emerging as leaders who understand the opportunity for business to make a positive economic, social and environmental impact.
Dean’s Student Advisory Board
The Dean’s Student Advisory Board provides a forum for continuous improvement of strategic direction, offerings, programs, and student-centered learning experiences in the School of Business. This committee offers students the opportunity to participate in the development of its strategic vision, mission, and goals through advising the Dean on various issues and concerns affecting students and their learning environment. They serve as a liaison between the student body and administration, providing student perspectives and communicating student ideas on the enhancement and enrichment of the educational and social experience of business students. In addition, members serve as representatives to internal and external stakeholders and provide logistical support for programming initiatives such as Business Preview Day, Patricia Adams Lecture Series and Executive/Entrepreneur-in-Residence.