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Student Life

Our student body is actively involved in a number of student clubs, organizations, and activities outside the classroom. Below is a list of current student clubs and organizations that serve to enhance the quality of Graziadio student life and strengthen and build community across academic programs.

For more information about leadership opportunities or to learn how to join a student club or organization, please review the information for each club or organization listed below. 

If you have any questions please contact Student Engagement and Success at pgbs.ses@pepperdine.edu or call Jessica Rubalcava, Assistant Director of Student Engagement at 310-506-6541.

Student Clubs

Student clubs are student-initiated and student-led groups that have completed the annual registration process and have been officially recognized by the Office of Student Engagement and Success. Each student club maintains its own constitution and retains a president, vice president, treasurer, and faculty/staff advisor throughout the academic year. Membership is open to all current Graziadio students. 

Student Club Handbook

For more information about student club requirements and policies, please visit the Graziadio Student Club Handbook.  

 Graziadio Christian Business Society

Purpose

The Graziadio Christian Business Society ("GCBS") is a faith-based organization with the goal of cultivating a Christ-centered community that supports and equips leaders to follow Jesus in the business world. The GCBS is inclusive to anyone interested and consists of current students, alumni, faculty of the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. The GCBS is led by its student officers, and Dr. Robert Woodcock, the Spiritual Life Officer.

Connect With Us

For more information or to join, visit the Graziadio Christian Business Society on The Peppervine.

Officers

President, Cristina Iraheta

Vice President, Max Randolph

Treasurer, Maria Navea

Staff Advisor

Dr. Robert Woodcock, Spiritual Life Officer



 Graziadio Women's Business Association

Purpose

The Graziadio Women's Business Association (GWBA) is a Pepperdine Graziadio Business School professional club that actively cultivates Best for the World Leaders by supporting, challenging, and empowering women to thrive in the business world. By engaging the community through innovative initiatives and thoughtful programming, the Women's Business Association promotes meaningful connections, diversity, and gender equity.

Connect With Us

For more information or to join this club, visit the Graziadio Women's Business Association on The Peppervine. 

Officers

Co-President, Kirstine Donato

Co-President, Lauren Elsner

Vice President, Dianne Gutierrez

Treasurer, Skylar Bartal

Staff Advisor

Diane Singel, Executive Director, Career and Professional Development

 Pepperdine Real Estate Association

Purpose

We are a dynamic and diverse association, passionate about developing our real estate expertise through academic achievement and impactful relationships within the Pepperdine & Global Real Estate communities. Our goal is to establish a solid foundation for the MS in Real Estate program through communication, respect and support. We are the voice of our program, for our program.

Connect With Us

For more information or to join, visit the Pepperdine Real Estate Association on The Peppervine. 

Officers

President,  Jonathan Pujols

Vice President, Tony June

Treasurer, Patrick Etcheverry

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Donn Dongshim Kim, Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate

 Net Impact

Net Impact logo

Purpose

Net Impact is a global leadership organization committed to nurturing an extensive and influential network of current and future business visionaries who believe in making a profit while affecting a positive social and environmental change. Pepperdine Net Impact Chapter aims to create an added competitive advantage for the students by providing practical tools and knowledge on how to maximize positive business impact. It is a platform for business innovation and unique networking opportunities. Pepperdine Net Impact Chapter hosts renowned speakers, hands-on workshops, networking events, company tours and provides an opportunity to attend the annual National Net Impact Conference. Chapter members closely collaborate with Pepperdine's Certificate in Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy, a nationally renowned program for its robust curriculum and the annual SEER Symposium featuring industry leaders and other executive level speakers.

Connect With Us

For more information or to join, visit Pepperdine Net Impact on The Peppervine.

For more information on Net Impact Central and to see all the benefits of becoming a member, check out www.netimpact.org.

Officers

President, Will Moseley

Vice President, Frances Rodriguez

Treasurer, Gokul Raj

Faculty Advisor

Robert Bikel, Director of the SEER Program

 PepperMasters

Purpose

At Peppermasters we are focused on developing the networking, leadership, and other professional skills of our members to provide them an edge in today's business environment and a network of professionals with which to succeed. 

Connect With Us

For more information or to join, visit Peppermasters on The Peppervine.

Officers

President, Tai Brown

Vice President, Aurora Datuin

Treasurer, Dela Atsu-Swanzy

Staff Advisor

Sean Kumar, Coach, Career and Professional Development

 Entertainment, Media, and Sports Society

Purpose

An organization for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the Entertainment, Media, and Sports industries. Participate in monthly meetings, listen to guest speakers, collaborate with fellow students, and network with industry insiders.

Connect With Us

For more information or to join, visit the Pepperdine Entertainment, Media, and Sports Society on The Peppervine.

Officers

President, Patrick Robey

Vice President, Michelle Okinedo

Treasurer, Xingcen Liu

 

Faculty Advisor

Dr. John Mooney, Associate Professor, Information Systems and Technology Management

 Graziadio Veteran's Club

Purpose

The Purpose of the Graziadio Veteran's Business Club is to improve the quality of the lives of its members. The club is open to all Pepperdine students.

Connect With Us

For more information or to join, visit the Graziadio Veteran's Club on The Peppervine.

Officers

President, Open Position

Vice President, Open Position

Treasurer, Open Position

Staff Advisor

Open Position

 Finance Club

Purpose

The Finance Club will connect students to organizations and individuals within the various fields of finance. This club desires to allow students to better network, obtain knowledge on fields outside of the immediate and direct courses of Finance provided by Pepperdine University, but also to encourage leadership and personal development.

Connect With Us

For more information or to join, visit The Finance Club on The Peppervine.

Officers

President, Maria Navea

Vice President, Zuki Syed

Treasurer, Jay Terrell

 

Staff Advisor

Sean Kumar, Coach, Career and Professional Development

 Outdoor Club

Purpose

The purpose of this organization shall be to introduce a variety of outdoor skiing, hiking, mountain biking, sailing and a variety of other outdoor activities in the interest of introducing Pepperdine students to nature and making them more well-rounded students. This club will aim to instill better leadership qualities in all of our students through education and exposure to a variety of challenging and exhilarating outdoor sports.

Connect With Us

For more information or to join, visit The Outdoor Club on The Peppervine.

Officers

President, Lily Riley

Vice President, Eugine Falcone

Treasurer, Kelly Burns

Staff Advisor

Dr. Robert Woodcock, Spiritual Life Officer

 Latinx MBA Conexion

Purpose

Harness the power of the Latinx allies within the PGBS community to strengthen diversity, inclusion and belonging. We are committed to developing students' leadership skills while building meaningful connections and celebrating Latinx cultures.

Connect With Us

For more information or to join, visit the Latinx MBA Conexion on The Peppervine.

Officers

President, Rebeca Gaxiola

Vice President, Atalie Oliva

Treasurer, Ashley Zachula

Staff Advisor

Crystal Cabral

 

 Emerging Technologies Association

Purpose

Emerging technologies have fundamentally changed how business, science, law, and our daily lives our conducted. This organization exists to bridge the gap between technological education and innovation.

Our goals are to engage students, alumni, and businesses to discuss the use of emerging technologies in Business, Law, Science, Politics, and our everyday life. With a better understanding of how to utilize these technologies, we will be able to make an exponentially greater impact on the lives of others, furthering Pepperdine's mission of Purpose, Services, and Leadership.

Connect With Us

For more information or to join, visit the Emerging Technologies Association on The Peppervine.

Officers

President, Gabriella Dominic

Vice President, Priyanka Grover

Treasurer, Xiaoyue Wang

Staff Advisor

Basil Cunningham Professor

Student Organizations

Student organizations are department-sponsored student groups, boards, or councils that serve a specific purpose or function for Graziadio programs and initiatives. Membership is considered through a recommendation and application process facilitated by the sponsoring department, and membership requirements vary by organization. For more information or to apply for membership to a student organization, please review the information listed for each organization below. 

 Graziadio Student Advisory Board

Purpose

Facilitated by the Office of Student Engagement and Success, the Graziadio Student Advisory Board (GSAB) is an advisory body that provides a representative student voice on matters involving the student experience outside the classroom, including allocation of the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School (PGBS) Full-Time Student Activity Fee and the development and implementation of student-focused programs, initiatives, and services.

As stakeholders in their Graziadio student experience, GSAB members develop a significant level of expertise and insight into the administration of PGBS extra-curricular programs, processes, and services, and advise PGBS staff and administrators on matters that directly impact the current and future student experience.

Objectives

The GSAB is charged with the following objectives:

  • To advise PGBS staff and administrators on matters pertaining to the current and future student experience as the need arises.
  • To serve as Graziadio Business School ambassadors who foster a culture of engagement and community building within the student body.
  • To assist in the planning, promotion, and implementation of Student Engagement and Success initiatives such as the annual Student Involvement Fair, End-of-Term Celebration, and New Student Orientation.
  • To participate as student representatives at school-wide events, initiatives, and committees as the need arises.
  • To regularly convene a Student Activity Fee Budget Committee (SAFBC), composed of all full-time student GSAB members, to allocate PGBS Student Activity funds through a fair, equitable, and timely process.

GSAB members are selected by Student Engagement and Success staff based on an application and interview process. 

Connect With Us

For more information or to apply to become a member, visit the Graziadio Student Advisory Board on The Peppervine. 

Board Members

Full-Time Program Representatives

Julie Awopetu, Full-Time MBA

Michael P. Mardirossian, Full-Time MBA

Simin Pan, MS in Business Analytics

Kimberly (Schroeder) Wilson, Full-Time MBA

Steven Haoxiang Zhang, MS in Business Analytics

Part-Time Program Representatives

Ethan Grabel, Part-Time MBA

Emeline Neau, Part-Time MBA

Anita Patel, Part-Time MBA

Online Program Representatives

Eileen Ponce, Online MBA

OPEN POSITION 

Staff Advisors

Genesis DeLong, Director, Student Engagement and Success

Jessica Rubalcava, Assistant Director, Student Engagement

How to Apply

Student Engagement and Success accepts Graziadio Student Advisory Board (GSAB) applications on a rolling basis as space is available.

Apply here.

Questions?

Contact Student Engagement and Success at pgbs.ses@pepperdine.edu

 Graziadio Student Ambassadors

Purpose

The Graziadio Student Ambassadors (GSA) is an association that provides a student voice on matters involving any prospective student activity or experience. As participants in the graduate student body experience, members develop a significant level of expertise and insight into the administration of Pepperdine Graziadio Business School (PGBS) co-curricular programs, processes, and services, and advise PGBS staff and administrators on matters that directly impact the student recruitment process.

GSA members are selected by Enrollment Engagement staff based on a recommendation and application process.

Connect With Us

For more information or to apply for membership, visit Graziadio Student Ambassadors on The Peppervine.