There is no higher honor for students of business than to graduate Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS). The honor society was founded as a national organization in 1913. Selection into BGS not only recognizes academic achievement, but also expresses confidence in the students’ abilities and promise to become outstanding business leaders in the future. Membership in BGS is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive and comprises the brightest and best of business leaders including CEOs, CFOs, presidents, and other management personnel at the world’s largest companies; deans, faculty members and professional staff at the world's most prestigious colleges and universities; and the students and entry-level professionals who have shown they have what it takes to fill these positions in the future.
Benefits to members include: Lifetime Recognition for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Student Leadership Forum, Student Scholarship Program, and an Alumni Network. The BGS website and newsletter keep members informed of the Society's activities and provide lifelong learning opportunities for the Society's membership through articles addressing current business topics.
The Department of Finance sponsors a student chapter of the Financial Management Association (FMA). Founded in 1970, the FMA has more than 4,000 members worldwide (academicians, senior executives, research analysts and financial market professionals). The FMA helps students transfer academic study into professional skills by creating a challenging environment for students. Students participate in seminars as well as lectures given by financial executives who are experts in the various areas of finance. Various computer programs are also available to give students hands-on experience in investment management.
The LIU Post Marketing Club, a chapter of the American Marketing Association, is a student organization whose primary purpose is to generate interest and gain greater insight into the dynamic field of marketing. The club explores many dimensions of marketing as a career and offers diverse opportunities to develop marketing skills, network with professionals, interact socially with fellow members, and learn by experience. The Marketing Club also connects students to a vast array of resources to prepare them to compete in a highly competitive business environment. Members often help create marketing campaigns for on-campus events as well as provide innovative marketing suggestions to local businesses. Through these activities, our members are well-positioned to become marketing professionals with real world experiences.
The Doctoral Student Association (DSA) is the student organization for the program that meets on a monthly basis to discuss the needs, concerns and various areas of interest of the doctoral students. This organization seeks to enhance the students' professional development and training. Membership is open to all full–time doctoral students in the program.
All first year students are assigned upper–class students who serve as peer advisors.
The Safe Zone Project is a diversity training program that was adapted by LIU Post Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program to increase the doctoral students’ sensitivity, awareness and knowledge of important issues that concern lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. In an effort to provide clinical doctoral students with training that will help foster LGBT–affirmative attitudes and engender LGBT–sensitive psychologists, the LIU. Post Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program provides a Safe Zone training that is mandatory for all entering students enrolled in the program. By bearing some of the responsibility of training individuals to competently and ethically work with LGBT individuals and related issues, the Safe Zone Project is an integral part of the program’s effort to respond to the American Psychological Association’s call to clinical training programs for the promotion of knowledge and training in human diversity. Although the Safe Zone Project does not provide comprehensive clinical training for treating those with LGBT–specific problems, or sexual and gender identity/orientation issues, the training does prepare a new generation of students to be more informed, sensitive, and ultimately better clinicians to the LGBT community. The Safe Zone Project offers the opportunity for a dialogue about diversity and endorses the program’s provision of an atmosphere that respects all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, ethnic background, age, ability, and gender.
The Safe Zone Project is comprised of three training sessions, two that occur during the fall semester, and the third during the spring. Attendance at both sessions is mandatory for all entering students. For more information about similar Safe Zone programs at other universities, see the Safe Zone Project website.
SMART is an organization maintained and run by the program's doctoral students. Its primary aim is to promote and advocate for continued education and training in issues pertaining to diversity and under-served populations within the doctoral program in clinical psychology at LIU Post. Our interests include, but are not limited poverty, ethnic/cultural diversity, race, sexual orientation, identity, and disability, to name a few.
SMART committee members organize activities and outings to provide an atmosphere for learning and discussion. Previous activities have included obtaining a grant enabling us to invite renowned psychologists to provide colloquium lectures to the department, movie nights, and international pot luck dinners. The Smart committee aims to meet monthly on campus. Officials are elected on a yearly basis and hold their appointments for one year. For more information please contact the program secretary to receive appropriate contact information of current officials.
SMART Mission Statement
Students for Multicultural Awareness in Research and Training (SMART) is a student organization comprised of clinical psychology doctoral students at Long Island University, CW Post who are committed to promoting an awareness and respect of multiculturalism. Our goal is to provide future psychologists with an understanding of how social inequalities may contribute to the problems our clients face, and gain a fuller appreciation for the multiple and complex identities that shape their experiences. By means of fostering an open dialogue among students and faculty we strive to create culturally-informed clinicians and researchers.
Psychology Students for Social Responsibility (PsySSR) is a student group formed under the national organization to promote social justice as clinical psychologists in training within the doctoral program of Long Island University, Post. PsySSR includes six related programs to advance social justice through the lens of psychology. Psychology Students for Social Responsibility (PsySSR) is a fledgling student group within the program, affiliated with the non-profit national organization, Psychologists for Social Responsibility(PsySR). PsySR is comprised of six programs: Human Rights & Psychology, Climate Change, Sustainability, & Psychology, Violence, War & Their Alternatives, Peacebuilding & Reconciliation, Social Health, Justice &Wellbeing, and Education for Social Responsibility. The mission of both groups is to apply psychological knowledge and expertise to promote peace, social justice, human rights, and sustainability.Recent PsySSR endeavors include a V-Day/"One Billion Rising" event as part of the global initiative to end violence against girls and women. It was a campus- and community-wide function with local non-profits and undergrad students participating. PsySSR student members also voted to organize a panel of ex-patient speakers who discussed their damaging experiences within the mental healthcare system in order to educate student psychologists-in-training about what they can do to prevent and/or counteract such injustices. Previously, PsySSR had two presenters: Dr. Steven Reisner, President-elect of PsySR, who spoke about psychologists' role in promoting torture, and doctoral candidate, Sarah Kamens, who discussed DSM-V reform. Membership is open to all doctoral students. PsySSR meets on a monthly basis. Officials are elected annually, and hold their appointments for one year.
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