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. For more information about the governing policies and processes for student organizations, visit the Graziadio Student Club Handbook

The Student Involvement: Meet Your Student Clubs Webinar provided students with the opportunity to meet current student club leaders and learn about the many opportunities available to join a club, meet new friends, expand your network, and enhance your leadership skills. Please view the Presentation Slides and Recording for reference. 

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.

COVID-19 Notice

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the online modality for fall 2020, all student club-sponsored meetings and events will be held virtually until further notice.

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. For more information or to join a club, please review the information listed for each club below. For more information about student club requirements and policies, please visit the Graziadio Student Club Handbook.  

2020-2021 Student Club Registration

The Graziadio Business School Office of Student Engagement and Success is accepting new and returning student club registrations from Friday, July 31, 2020 through Friday, September 18, 2020. Student clubs that submit the registration form after the September 18 deadline will not be accepted for the 2020-2021 school year.

To register a new club or re-register an existing club for the 2020-20201 academic year, follow these steps:

Returning Clubs:

  1. Visit The Peppervine
  2. Log in using your Pepperdine network ID and password
  3. Locate your club name under "Re-Register Existing"
  4. Click "Re-Register"
  5. Follow the instructions to complete and submit the Graziadio Business School Student Club Re-Registration 2020-2021 form.

New Clubs:

  1. Visit The Peppervine
  2. Log in using your Pepperdine network ID and password
  3. Click on the "Register a New Organization" button located on the bottoms of the page
  4. Follow the instructions to complete and submit the Graziadio Business School Student Club Registration 2020-2021 form.

It is highly recommended that the President or another club officer complete this registration form, as they will be listed as the primary contact for your organization. Please be aware that the person who begins this form is the only person who can complete it and will be responsible for the club's submission.

Prior to completing the registration, please have the following information available:

  • Required: Name and Pepperdine email address of your club's president, vice president, and treasurer
  • Required: Name and Pepperdine email address of your club advisor(s) (must be Pepperdine University faculty or staff)
  • Required: Name and Pepperdine email addresses for at least 5 current student members of your club
  • Required: A current club constitution containing the required statements as outlined in the PGBS Student Club Sample Constitution and Guide. (Need help creating a constitution? Please feel free to utilize the PGBS Student Club Sample Constitution and Guide as a template.)
  • Optional: A photo to upload for your Peppervine club profile picture

Upon club registration approval, Student Engagement and Success will provide club officers with instructions to attend the required student club officer training. For additional details regarding club training requirements and policies, please refer to the Graziadio Business School 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, Patrick Fuhrman

Vice President, Cristina Iraheta

Treasurer, Open Position

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

President, Katherine Harrison

Vice President, Nicky Dodaj

Treasurer, Makenzie Jordan

Staff Advisor

Diane Singel, Executive Director, Career and Professional Development

Asian Business Club

Purpose

The purpose of the Asian Business Club is to build a bridge for students and alumni who are interested in Asian-related business and to network, collaborate, and share resources. All students are welcome to join.

Connect With Us

For more information or to join this club, visit the Asian Business Club on The Peppervine. 

Officers

President, Open Position

Vice President, Open Position

Treasurer, Open Position

Staff Advisor

Jonathan Koegler, Senior Coach, 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, Open Position

Vice President, Open Position

Treasurer, Open Position

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, Amelia Samek

Vice President, Kayla Eber

Treasurer, Shawn Bhatia

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. We hold a variety of events throughout the year, from management and etiquette workshops to full-blown catered speaking events with standing room only.

As one of the largest and most active clubs at Graziadio, we have a wide range of official positions that help shape and grow the club, give valuable organizational and leadership experience, and provide a powerful descriptor to add to your resume and LinkedIn page. In addition, Officers receive name badges and access to exclusive events where attendance is limited, such as executive lunches and meetings of the All Cities Network.

Membership is free, though a dedication to self-improvement and a fun-loving spirit are required.

The Club meets every other week which all members are encouraged to attend, while on off-weeks we have an Officers meeting to help plan the regular meetings and broader Peppermasters events. Within reason, Officers are expected to attend all meetings.

If you are interested in joining Peppermasters please contact us or drop by one of our meetings.

Connect With Us

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

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Officers

President, Open Position

Vice President, Open Position

Treasurer, Open Position

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

Co-President, Andrew Lee

Co-President, Colton Reisfelt

Vice President, Amanda Callahan

Treasurer, Patrick Robey

Faculty Advisor

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

Marketing Club

Purpose

The Marketing Club celebrates our members' passion for marketing and prepares them to excel in their chosen career paths by providing opportunities for professional development, career exploration, and networking within the Marketing community across all industries.

Connect With Us

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

Officers

President, Open Position

Vice President, Open Position

Treasurer, Open Position

Staff Advisor

Karen Weiss, Director, Employer & External Engagement

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, Daniel Soto

Vice President, Arrio Granum

Treasurer, John Powers

Staff Advisor

Kenneth Murphy, Director, Career and Professional Development

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, Kirti Yelamanchili

Vice President, Open Position

Treasurer, Open Position

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, Joseph Kagan

Vice President, Erick Ortiz Banuelos

Treasurer, Anna Herrin

Staff Advisor

Dr. Robert Woodcock, Spiritual Life Officer

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 the Full-Time 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. 

Council Members

Jessica Okui, Full-Time MBA

Daniel Soto, Full-Time MBA

Ethan Grabel, BSM

Staff Advisors

Genesis DeLong, Director, Student Engagement and Success

Jessica Rubalcava, Assistant Director, Student Engagement

Apply Today!

Student Engagement and Success is now accepting Graziadio Student Advisory Board (GSAB) applications for a limited number of spots for the 2020-2021 academic year!

The first review application deadline is Monday, September 14, so be sure to apply early for priority consideration.

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.