Laura Munoz, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
"Professional student organizations and experiential learning activities: What drives
student intentions to participate?"
In the Author's Words
Experiential learning theory has been referenced as a possible method for attracting
and retaining members in student organizations. In a survey, undergraduate students
evaluated a variety of organizational features pertaining to their intention to participate
in professional student organizations. The study found that students value activities
that involve professional development and contact with professionals. Age was negatively
related to student intent to participate. In addition, ethnicity and being a first-generation
college student were not significant predictors in participating in a professional
student organization. To enhance membership recruitment and retention efforts, educators
should focus their efforts on experiential activities that enable student faculty
contact, career exploration, and skill development.
Munoz, Laura, Richard Miller, and Sonja Martin Poole, (2016). Professional student
organizations and experiential learning activities: What drives student intentions
to participate? Journal of Education for Business, 91 (1), 45-51.
Faculty Profile: Laura Munoz