Initiated by GCC students under the leadership of Professor and Department Chair, Thom Simmons, the Business Club is the largest, on-campus student organization. Students began and manage Café Academia for profit, and use proceeds to support charitable initiatives and an annual trip to New York City, where students visit financial institutions.
GCC students earn professional experience in tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Supervised by Assistant Professor Tom Fredrik, MBA, CPA, students prepare and efile federal and state tax returns for local citizens.
Current and future GCC entrepreneurs receive support through biweekly sessions on business planning, financing, business law, and through field trips and guest speakers coordinated by Assistant Professor Kathleen Vranos.
Hammond Business Studio
New in 2008, GCC business students enjoy a comfortable, technically-enabled study space for collaborative learning and easy-access to department faculty.
Each semester, students of BUS 209, Principles of Marketing, receive hands-on experience by preparing and presenting marketing plans for local businesses.
Students of CIS 151, Web Site Production, build their electronic portfolios through development of websites for businesses of their choosing.
Each year, GCC students compete in the Grinspoon Elevator Pitch Competition. In addition, more than a dozen students have won over $20,000 in awards for investment in entrepreneurial ventures while pursuing their business education at GCC.
Study Abroad in Ireland
Each spring, students have the opportunity to study abroad at the Dublin Business School and work as interns in an Irish company. All credits are transferable back to GCC.
Local businesses and nonprofit institutions seek interns in marketing, accounting, management, sales and computer information systems through the GCC Business Department.