600 students had the opportunity to attend the 39th annual Business
Day, a premier day that is the biggest event that the Eberly College of Business and Information
Business Day 2017, students had the opportunity to network with over 70 business
alumni and partners, attend seminars pertaining to their major, and learn from Hall
of Distinction inductees.
day kicked off in the lobby of the Kovalchick Complex, where students registered for the
day’s events while engaging with one another to discuss their goals and
achievements, as well as what to expect from the day’s coming agenda.
then attended business seminars tailored to their specific areas of study.
Experts from each field talked about these topics with our students and shared
the advice they had to give on the subject.
Topics conference topics included:
the Marketing session, Dave Mastovich, CEO of MASSolutions, had a lot of good
advice to offer to the students who he spoke with. He urged students to do what
helps achieve their happiness, and follow the path that feels right to them.
can outdo ‘you’, so tell your story your own way” said Mastovich.
Reese, ISDS major, appreciated the conference session format. “The information
from the session regarding robots helped me to understand technology’s role in
the value chain, understand the impact of big data on other functional areas
outside of IT, recognize the impact of ethics on the rise of artificial
intelligence, and erased the feat that AI will lead to less job security,” said
the conference sessions ended, students participated in a networking session
with alumni and business partners who were happy to talk with them to discuss
goals and provide professional advice.
love being here, and it’s about giving back,” said Nadav Baum, IUP alumnus and executive vice president of Janney
Montgomery Scott LLC.
“Sitting here talking to students
about their goals, what they’re trying to do, and finding out their passion is
exciting. I’m here often, and it’s always nice to help and give some pointers
when I can.”
luncheon program included recognition of business student accomplishments
throughout the academic year and an induction ceremony of four business alumni
into the IUP Business Hall of Distinction. Inductees include:
I got from Eberly was a foundation for my career, even though I did not know
what I was going to expect in my future,” said Washington, who was inducted into the Hall. “I am so humbled and
honored by this experience, and I look forward to working with IUP and Eberly to
help develop our students.”
Day is a terrific opportunity to bring together students, staff, faculty,
administration, alumni, and other business partners to recognize the many
achievements over the past year and to feature accomplishments of our Hall of Distinction
inductees,” said Cyndy Strittmatter, coordinator for Business Day. “We are very
fortunate to have so much support from our alumni and business partners who
commit time, expertise, and funding to support our students.”