members of the business fraternity Phi Gamma Nu visited Nashville, Tennessee, November 10–12, 2016, where they sought to improve their professional and networking
shared dinner with two IUP alumni, Mark Sestini ’11 and Mark Goga ’09, who
shared their knowledge on their industries and what it is like being a recent
graduate. Many students were curious about relocation and how the alumni felt
moving to a new place so far from home.
morning, students traveled to Lynchburg, Tennessee, to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery
where the director of Homeplace, Steve May, talked to students about what he
looks for in recruiting young talent and shared advice on how to land your
afternoon included a presentation at Geodis, a French-owned logistics company.
Again, Sestini talked to students and taught many of them about a new
industry. He also brought in a few of his associates for students to ask
questions. The presentation was very beneficial, especially to the few students
graduating in the coming months.
trip was short, it was sweet. Spending two days in a new place and learning
about businesses from IUP alumni and enjoying the culture of Nashville was
great for the students. Many students
attending the trip have mentioned they are looking to move to Nashville after
Senior business student Katie Fox believes that trips like
these are great for members and help create IUP pride throughout the country. “We
are very fortunate to have alumni who are willing to host us at their
respective businesses and appreciate the IUP Eberly College of Business and
IT’s support of these professional development activities,” said Fox. “PGN members are ambassadors for IUP and for
Eberly….it is good for employers and alumni from across the country to keep IUP
students in mind for internships and jobs.”
Nu (ΦΓΝ) is one of the largest co-ed professional business
the United States, with the intent to prepare its members for professional
endeavors in a business workplace.
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