The Connolly Entrepreneurship Society (formerly the Venture Club) was established in 2010 to help students from across campus learn about start-ups in a hands-on environment. During the term, students meet on a weekly basis to listen to guest speakers, plan and promote events such as the Entrepreneurship Summit, and work on consulting projects for start-ups.
Diversified Capital Group was founded due to the lack of diverse representation amongst financial pre-professional societies on campus. The founders felt this was because students from ethnic minority backgrounds had disproportionally less access to financial education and exposure to careers in the financial services industry.
General Development Initiative, Inc. is a microfinance organization created, owned and operated by Washington and Lee students. The club provides small loans, called microloans, to people in developing countries who would like to establish businesses but don’t have access to credit.
The Washington and Lee University Mock Convention is a quadrennial tradition in which student delegates attempt to predict the presidential nominee of the political party currently out of the White House. The 26th Mock Convention correctly predicted Mr. Donald J. Trump as its anticipated candidate to win the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election.
The Real Estate Society ("RES" or the "Society") is a student organization that seeks to develop an enhanced understanding of real estate development and investment. Under authority delegated from the Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees, the group manages a portion of the University's endowment to make real estate investments in public equity markets.
Washington and Lee Student Consulting (WLSC) is a student-led organization that provides pro bono consulting services to businesses and not-for-profit community organizations. Our clients have included local, national, and international non-profit and for-profit businesses.
The Williams Investment Society is a student organization that manages a portion of Washington and Lee University's endowment in equity securities. The Society's purpose is to provide students with a forum to develop their interest in investments and financial analysis by giving them the opportunity to actively manage real capital. The Society also seeks to broaden awareness of investments within the W&L community through sponsoring speakers and making the Society's presentations and operations open to the public.