Co-Curricular Programs

Learning within the Williams School extends beyond the walls of the our classrooms. Williams School faculty and students participate in a variety of special co-curricular programs. We offer a range of non-credit bearing programs that allow students to actively engage their passions. These range from planning and staging the largest collegiate mock political convention in the country to actively managing a significant portion of the University's endowment to providing consulting services to a range of businesses and not-for-profit organizations.


The liberal arts environment allows students from many different backgrounds and majors to learn and consider principles of marketing and advertising. Points of on-campus engagement with marketing and advertising are hardly limited to students studying business or communications; the different academic disciplines offered at W&L allow students to approach these opportunities with a variety of perspectives.

Mock Convention

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 the of the White House; this year, the Mock Convention will try to select the Republican primary candidate.

New York Investments Trip

Every spring, Dean Jensen and other faculty take twenty sophomores to New York for an intensive look at different career options. Past firm visits include, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Ernst & Young, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Deloitte, Bloomberg News, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Marcus & Millichap, Och-Ziff, the New York Stock Exchange, Citigroup, SunTrust and Lincoln International.

Venture Club

The Venture Club aims to promote and project the spirit of entrepreneurship in the Washington and Lee Community through providing a variety of educational and networking opportunities.

W&L Student Consulting

Washington and Lee Student Consulting (WLSC) is a student-managed organization created to provide pro bono consulting services to for-profit and not-for-profit businesses and community organizations.

Williams Investment Society (WIS)

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.