More than 700 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and business partners of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology enjoyed the 37th annual Business Day on April 16, 2015.
Business Day is the premier professional development and networking event for the college each year. Morning panel sessions for each of the departments included sessions for students in accounting, management, marketing, finance and legal studies, and information systems and decision sciences. Over 50 alumni and business partners shared information with students covering topics such as career placement, strategies for success, key issues in each discipline, and global business trends.
Diana Cesar, a junior majoring in information systems and decision sciences, appreciated the panel session that she attended, indicating, “The alumni and business partners were enthusiastic about their industry and about providing advice to students. Having so many professionals attending Business Day provides students with access to a wide range of individuals with varied experiences and skills to learn from.”
From left: Allen Childs, Dave Williams, Dean Robert Camp, George Braunegg, Lorna Abernathy, Bill Speidel, and Cyndy Strittmatter
The event, held at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, featured the induction of four alumni into the 2015 Business Hall of Distinction. Honorees included:
Hall of Distinction honorees are recognized for their success and stature in the business world, along with the high level of integrity that they have demonstrated during their business career. There are more than 25,000 IUP business alumni and now 42 members in the Eberly Business Hall of Distinction.
Rudy de Costa, an MBA student, was impressed with the Hall of Distinction Program. “It is so awesome to see what Eberly graduates have accomplished. I am grateful to know that they are willing to come back to our campus to share their stories with us and to provide useful advice for students. I am committed to doing the same one day, knowing the impact that programs like these have had on me and my classmates.”
During the luncheon program, Eberly students were then recognized for their achievements during the year. Students involved in the 15 professional business student organizations were also recognized.