Albany Business Leaders Emerging (ABLE) is the largest student-run organization on campus. ABLE is open to all majors with no GPA requirement and is an excellent way to develop your professional leadership qualities while making great friends at the same time. ABLE is comprised of four main components: social, professional, community service and fundraising. These components are the building blocks of our organization and the main objectives that we promote throughout the university and community.
Real leaders are not born, they emerge
Always be concerned about the well being of the less fortunate.
Believe in your ideas, your inner strength, and your ability to help those in need.
Leadership requires strength, courage, and compassion.
Excellence is a journey not a destination. It blossoms within an environment of empathic and ethical decision-making.
-Dr. Raymond Van Ness
Our weekly meetings for the semester take place every Tuesday at 7:00pm virtually on ZOOM. If you are unable to attend our weekly Tuesday meetings you are more than welcome to attend any of our social or community service events all of which are posted on our ABLE website. Dues per semester are normally $40, however given the circumstances, dues will be $10. These dues allow you to attend our weekly meetings and social events, including laser tag, ice skating, apple picking, and Thacher Park, in addition to our annual trips to Montreal and Dippikill.
To find out about our weekly meetings and upcoming events, feel free to browse our website and follow us on LinkedIn or Instagram!
If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive weekly ABLE e-mails about upcoming meetings and events, send an email to with no subject line, and in the body portion write, "subscribe "
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ABLE helped me find my career and my closest friends, I am forever grateful for the impact they left on my life.
ABLE is a perfect opportunity for students to attend events that they usually wouldn’t and meet people out of their friend group.
ABLE has connections that no other club can offer. The opportunities that this club gives its members are remarkable and I am grateful for that.