The Clay Center at VSB

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The Clay Center at VSB is named in honor of the late VSB Dean Emeritus Alvin A. Clay. Dedicated alumnus, dean for nearly 20 years, and professor of accountancy for 40 years, Dean Clay had a tremendous impact on the advancement of VSB. Consistent with Dean Clay’s concern for the well-being, learning, and professional growth of all students, the goal of the Clay Center is to provide undergraduates with a complete program services center to call their own. The center offers students exemplary academic resources that enable them to be active members of the VSB student body, to explore and develop educational and career goals, and to successfully apply their unique talents and knowledge to become socially responsible members of the global business community. In keeping with this goal, the Clay Center offers students the following services and resources. Meet the Clay Center Team!

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Academic Advising

The VSB Advising Team, consisting of a Clay Center advisor, a peer advisor, and a faculty advisor, works with students throughout their four years.

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Career & Professional Development

The Clay Center Professional Development Team works collaboratively with VSB faculty, the university Career Center, student business societies, alumni, and employers.

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Internships & CoOps

The Clay Center develops employer relationships along with internship and CoOp programs that mirror students’ interests and career goals.

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Programs for Non-Business Students

Non-business students have the opportunity to pursue a business minor through either the Academic Year Business Minor program or the Summer Business Institute (SBI). Further, students may apply for internal transfer to VSB for the fall semester.

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Mentor Program

The VSB Mentor Program connects undergraduate students with alumni mentors, building a bridge between the classroom and the professional world.