Get involved with a student organization
Student organizations provide opportunities for you to gain and share knowledge, build and expand your professional network, and feel a sense of belonging through engaging with a diverse array of student organizations. Student organizations are open to everyone and are designed to engage all online, on-campus, part-time, or full-time students.
Through an active role of leading a student organization, you will build skills in team leadership, strategic planning, project management, and design thinking. Whether it’s planning a national conference, designing a case competition, networking with industry experts, or hosting community events, student organizations host programs on the hottest topics in business.
Industry and professional organizations
Africa Business Club
The Africa Business Club increases awareness of the business opportunities on the African continent. Organization activities are professional, educational, and social in nature and open to all members of Carey Business School. Annual event: Africa Business Conference
Hopkins Biotech Network
Hopkins Biotech Network is a student organization that brings together students across Johns Hopkins University to create a biotech community. Activities focus on critical issues and career development in biotechnology by bridging the gap between the three main stakeholders in the biotech field: industry, academia, and government. Annual event: BioTech Pitch Event
Business Analytics and Risk Management Organization
The Business Analytics and Risk Management Organization brings together students across industries to network with risk professionals and synthesize market insights.
Health Care Business Association
The health care industry's impact on national and international spending continue to grow. The Health Care Business Association serves as source of education, discussion, and leadership in the business of health care. Annual events: Business of Healthcare Conference and the Danaher Case Competition.
Information Systems Organization
The Information Systems Organization brings together students interested in management information technology and information technology consulting. Activities expand members' knowledge about how technology is used by companies and help students build their network with industry professionals.
The Johns Hopkins Graduate Consulting Club
The Johns Hopkins Graduate Consulting Club introduces graduate students and staff across Johns Hopkins University to a career in business consulting. Activities help students develop business knowledge and consulting skills, network with experienced professionals and established firms, and build experiences in leadership, teamwork, and communication. Annual event: Scope-a-thon (a sprint consulting opportunity with community partners)
Student Marketing Association
The Student Marketing Association helps students build their marketing skills through practical work opportunities, compete in case competitions, and connect with alumni and professionals in the marketing industry. Annual event: Business Marketing Simulation
Private Equity, Venture Capital, and FinTech Organization
The Private Equity, Venture Capital, and FinTech Organization builds awareness of industries relevant to equity and capital building, prepares students to enter the industry, and fosters networking opportunities between students, alumni, and industry leaders. Annual event: Venture Capital Investment Competition
Real Estate and Investment Association
The Real Estate and Investment Association facilitates networking between students and industry professionals. Activities build a bridge between academic interests and professional concerns and connect alumni in the real estate industry with current students preparing to enter or reenter the profession. Hosts regular site visits to real estate locations in Baltimore and Washington D.C.
Identity and cultural organizations
Black, Hispanic, and Indian Association
The Black, Hispanic, and Indian Association enhances the experience of diverse students pursuing advanced business degrees. Club activities include professional development and networking opportunities. Annual event: Business Leader Roundtable
Chinese Students and Scholars Association
The Chinese Student Scholar Association serves all the Chinese students and faculty members, better unites the Carey Business School’s Chinese community and enhances the interaction between Chinese traditions and American culture. The club works closely with the Chinese Embassy and the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. Annual event: The U.S. China Summit
Jewish Business Association
The Jewish Business Association supports and promotes Jewish students with community building and professional opportunities. Activities align with the Jewish National Graduate Student Initiative.
Out for Business
Out for Business promotes an inclusive, open, and welcoming environment for LGBTQ students and straight allies alike. Out for Business encourages the recruitment of LGBTQ students, administrators, staff, and faculty and improves awareness of LGBTQ issues within Carey Business School and beyond. Activities also include networking opportunities with other LGBTQ communities, other business schools, and diversity-friendly employers.
Pan Asian Career Association
The Pan Asian Career Association promotes international communication between China and the U.S. through student career development. Annual event: The U.S. China Summit
Student Veteran Network
The Student Veterans Network serves prospective military candidates, current student-veterans, and Carey Business School alumni. Through recruiting, coaching, preparing, and connecting high-caliber veterans to the professional world at large, the Student Veterans Network encourages meaningful connections and impactful opportunities to utilize veterans’ strengths and skillsets.
Women in Business
Through empowerment, advocacy for equality, and skill development, Women in Business prepares students to become future leaders. Students make meaningful connections and create a supportive community of female business professionals throughout Carey Business School, Baltimore, and beyond. Annual event: Stoop Storytelling Night and Girls Empowerment Event
Innovation and impact organizations
Design for America
Design for America is an award-winning nationwide network of interdisciplinary student teams and community members using design thinking to create local and social impact. Design for America teaches human-centered design to students and collaborating community partners through student-led design studios tackling national challenges in education, health, economy, and environment. Annual event: The DFA Project Showcase
Innovation Factory is dedicated to inspiration and facilitation. Activities, such as competitions and networking events, show students the potential of bringing change and bring students together with experts across fields. Annual event: Student Start-Up Challenge
Net Impact is a community of more than 60,000 student and professional leaders creating positive social and environmental change in the workplace and the world. The Carey Business School Net Impact chapter engages business students committed to using their skills to make a positive change in the greater Baltimore region. Activities expose students to different sectors and industries where people are making an impact, connect like-minded students and professionals, and foster skill-building programs. Annual event: Net Impact Conference
Student organization event highlights
Read more about the 2019 winners
The Healthcare Business Association has hosted an annual case competition since 2012. The 2019 case competition was sponsored by global science and technology innovator Danaher Corporation and held at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Sixteen student teams from universities across the nation traveled to Baltimore to compete for the $7,500 first-place prize, on a case judged by a panel of Danaher Health IT subject experts and business leaders.
The case question put to all of the teams involved a hypothetical decision by Danaher's Diagnostics platform to commercialize additional health care software solutions that would be focused on improving patient workflow and management within a hospital setting, as well as clinical design support tools that leverage other data sources. How, the teams were asked, should the company build a strategy to make these solutions financially viable?
Students from Johns Hopkins, including Carey Business School students, placed first and second. Case competitions such as this provide unique opportunities to apply academic theory to real-world business and societal challenges. They also offer participating students exposure to and feedback from business executives at major companies like Danaher.
Read about the 2018 conference
The Africa Business Club hosts an annual conference to bring together students, professionals, and policy makers from across the U.S. and Africa. Past themes include, “Africa’s Place in an Increasingly Global Network.” And speakers such as the H.E. Issa Konfourou, Mali’s ambassador to the United Nation and Abdoul Salam Bello, senior advisor the executive director of the World Bank, led panel discussions.