Eberly's Phi Gamma Nu Visit Alumni in Nashville

Posted on 12/20/2016 12:00:56 PM

Fifty-one members of the business fraternity Phi Gamma Nu visited Nashville, Tennessee, November 10–12, 2016, where they sought to improve their professional and networking skills.

Phi Gamma Nu Visit Alumni in Nashville, November 10-12, 2016Members 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.

On Friday 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 dream job.

Friday 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.

While the 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 their graduation.

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.”

Phi Gamma Nu (ΦΓΝ) is one of the largest co-ed professional business fraternities in the United States, with the intent to prepare its members for professional endeavors in a business workplace. 

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