Students that register for this course meet weekly with a small group of other incoming students. Each meeting is designed to get to know each other and to navigate the transition to BU and Boston. Through discussions, activities, class field trips and program-wide events, you will learn how to get involved at BU, balance your time, adjust to BU classes and explore your personal interests and values as they relate to your first semester at BU.
Questrom School of Business Community
Our goal is to foster an intellectually vibrant community where each student can achieve his or her potential. We believe that the Questrom School of Business prepares students to be well-informed world citizens and business leaders. While thriving as one of the largest professional schools at BU, the Questrom School of Business has a small-town feel.
Over the course of their time here, students will get to know a number of the faculty and staff on a personal basis. We encourage this connection with the faculty both formally, through our faculty advising program, and informally, where a student can drop in to chat with a professor not only about courses, but also about interests and ideas. Many of the professors are or have been high-level executives and continue to be leading researchers in their fields.
Our community is housed in a state-of-the-art building which features:
- Classrooms specially designed to foster lively class discussion and dynamic presentations
- Team rooms for collaboration on team projects
- The Undergraduate Academic & Career Development Center, where our staff of professional advisors and administrators support the activities of our students – in and out of the classroom – and work closely with our faculty to advance the mission of the school
- The Pardee Management Library, providing a wealth of research assistance
- The Feld Center for Industry Alliances, which provides career counselors to assist students in effective interviewing and career planning, as well as in finding internships and jobs
- Starbucks and Breadwinners – a place to grab a bite and meet with friends or professors
Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We want your time at Questrom to feel uniquely your own. Whether it’s by joining a club, forging meaningful connections with faculty, or engaging in important dialogues, Questrom offers multiple opportunities to listen, learn, and connect. Click here to see how you can get involved with diversity, equity, and inclusion at Questrom.
Questrom Ascend Fellowship
The Questrom Ascend Fellowship is open to Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, and first-generation college students in our undergraduate program. Admitting up to 30 first-year Questrom undergrads, the program helps develop innovative and ethical leaders who understand the impact of business on society and strive to create value for the world. Our goal is to help you develop a support system through relationships fostered in the fellowship. You’ll expand your professional development, nurture your personal growth with a dedicated fellowship community, have access to mentorship opportunities, and more. Click here to learn about the program’s structure.
Virtual Chat Sessions
The Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion held virtual chat sessions on Zoom for those interested in applying for the Ascend Fellowship. This was an opportunity to hear first-hand about the Ascend Fellowship from current Ascend students and speak with Questrom’s Center for DEI staff about the full list of programs that support diversity, equity, and inclusion at Questrom. View the slides below to learn more!
We know that so much of our success and strength stems from our community – one where we are connected by our differences and seek to bring all of who we are to business. myQuestrom is our stated commitment to strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. All of Questrom is working together towards one common goal: to make Questrom a place where we are all seen, valued, and appreciated. myQuestrom means all of us.
There are many opportunities for students to collaborate with like-minded individuals who share common interests: Boston University boasts over 500 student organizations! The following groups are just a few of the dozens of Questrom School of Business student organizations, click here for the full list.
Boston University Finance & Investment Club
The Boston University Finance and Investment Club (BUFC) is an interactive, team-oriented group focused on mentoring its members from their first year of college to their first year on the job. Undergraduates of every class are able to contribute to BUFC’s fund through guided equity research, investment management, and quantitative finance programs. BUFC provides networking opportunities for its members to meet alumni, ranging from recent graduates to the senior executives. Our events include the annual Wall Street Trip and the “Your Future in Finance” conference. For additional information visit our website bufcinvest.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fashion and Retail Association
The Fashion & Retail Association is BU’s only organization committed to connecting students to the competitive fashion and retail industry. This is a multi-faceted, complex industry which includes the areas of e-commerce, operations & supply chain, marketing, data analytics, buying and merchandising, design, and many more. Through guest speakers, networking events, New York City trips, and semi-annual fashion shows, our members gain valuable knowledge and experience to enter the industry post-graduation, whether on the creative or business end. For more information check out our website www.bufashionretail.com and email us with questions or to join our newsletter at email@example.com.
herNetwork is the BU women in business club which serves as a networking and mentoring group for motivated and passionate undergraduate BU female students. With their motto of “Women Mean Business”, herNetwork aims to build a strong and empowering community. Through discussion based meetings, speaker panels, workshop events and an annual Spring Conference they strive to inspire, connect and educate BU female students of all majors in order to help them start a successful career. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the club’s website: https://hernetworkbu.wordpress.com/
Questrom Student Government
Questrom Student Government’s mission is to enhance the Questrom undergraduate experience by building community, advocating for students, and serving our classmates. We plan educational, community service, and social events for the Questrom undergraduate community and act as a liaison between students and the administration. There are many leadership opportunities available throughout the year and weekly General Assembly meetings are open to all Questrom undergraduates. No experience is required and attendance is strongly encouraged. Contact us at QuestromGov@bu.edu for more information.
BOSTON & BU
Boston University is an integral part of one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. With the Green Line Trolley running down the center of the mile-long campus, Boston University provides countless opportunities for students to enrich their education outside of the classroom. With its impressive array of educational and cultural institutions and activities, our students will tell you what an enormous benefit it is to have the spectacular city of Boston at their doorstep.
Being enrolled at a leading business school within a large prestigious University provides students with the best of both worlds: they learn in-depth practical knowledge from true professionals and establish thoughtful appreciation for the arts and sciences from talented scholars. Boston University’s large scope lends itself to a student’s variety of interests, with opportunities to minor or pursue a dual-degree in fields of study outside of management.
The balance of management and liberal arts in the curriculum allows students to interact with a diverse group of students who may be studying virtually anything. Our students have the opportunity to take courses in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as in more specialized fields like the fine arts, communication, and hospitality administration. Additionally, there are a host of student-run clubs and activities, which allow students an opportunity to build out-of-class relationships with their peers and interact with speakers from the business community.
Boston University also hosts one of the largest populations of international students in the United States, enriching the classroom for international and domestic students alike. Further enhancing the global experience, we offer an unmatched variety of study abroad opportunities.
As a campus that blends seamlessly within the vibrant and busy city, Boston University takes safety seriously. In addition to the University Safety and Support Network, the University provides a full range of student support services to assist students in establishing a home away from home, and a comfortable environment in which to thrive.
Undergraduate Academic & Career Development Center
Rafik B. Hariri Building
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 104
Boston, MA 02215