Student Organizations

Accounting Club

The GAC Accounting Club exists to foster a relationship for students with accounting firms and professional organizations. It serves to help students learn about their current (or prospective) major through networking and information sessions. Students are expected to attend at least 3 events per semester, based on the honesty policy. The primary purpose of the club is to help GAC students learn more about the accounting careers available and the potential opportunities that lie beyond Gustavus.

The majority of our accounting majors participate in the accounting club as a place to discover various accounting careers and internship opportunities with the different companies that hire our graduates. 

There are on average two to three meetings per month depending upon the availability of firms interested in presenting to the accounting club. Most meetings are held on Mondays at 4:30.

For more information, contact Laura Bowyer at

Gustavus Finance Club

The Gustavus Finance Club was formed as a non-profit organization to promote financial well-being on campus and assist Gustavus students to achieve their financial goals. The mission of the club is to enhance student learning and engagement in finance, in addition to assist them in taking care of their personal financial wellness in such a manner that enables them to be prepared to handle any financial challenges that may arise.

The purpose of the Gustavus Finance Club is to nurture the financial well-being of individual members of the College, provide a learn-by-doing educational experience that prepares students for a career in finance, and provide outreach from GAC students to the financial community.

For more information, contact Sheng Yang at

Gustavus Women in Leadership
Gustavus Women In Leadership is a student/alumnae program that seeks to help the women of Gustavus (students, alumnae and staff) in their academic, professional and personal leadership development. GWIL is designed to inspire and develop women within and throughout the Gustavus community. GWIL is dedicated to prepare, support and promote the role of and opportunities for women leaders.

For more information, contact Kathi Tunheim at

Investment Club

The Investment Club, open to all Gustavus students, manages an investment portfolio with a market value in excess of $100,000. The Club's primary objective is to help students learn more of the stock market by researching stock market investment opportunities and then making appropriate buy, sell, or hold decisions. The Club, meeting weekly during the academic year, is open to all students regardless of their major or class-year or experience in buying or selling stocks. Our trades are via an E-Trade account.

The Investment Club at Gustavus offers a real-world learning opportunity where students manage an active and diversified stock portfolio. The Club was established in 1997 by a generous donation from Terry Skone ’63 as a way to help students understand the complex world of equities and make informed decisions about a diversified portfolio. Since 1997, student leaders and members of the Club have actively managed a six-figure account, meeting weekly to discuss holdings, offer stock watch suggestions, evaluate buy/sell opportunities, and ultimately made decisions about the portfolio’s equities. Investment Club is also supported by advice from members of the Economics & Management Advisory Board Engagement Team.

The Investment Club has two main goals: education about how the market works and what affects stock prices, and scholarship support with the money generated by the portfolio’s gains.

For more information, contact Kathy Lund Dean at