Professor Connections Can Lead to Job Placement

Posted on 10/18/2017 1:54:32 PM

Fortunately for business students, most of their faculty have had a foot in the business world at one point during their career. The relationships that they have built stay with them and contribute both to classroom discussions and to assistance with internship and job placement.

For example, 4 IUP business students were recently hired by DHL Supply Chain, the global logistics giant. The DHL relationship was built by Management Department Professor Michael Kosicek, who maintains and fosters relationships with a number of other companies such as Kennametal, East Penn Manufacturing, PLS Logistics, Fastenal, and Lockheed Martin.  

DHL's 2017 New Hires from IUP with IUP professor Dr. Michael Kosicek. Pictured left to right are Andrew Gowarty, Sean Corcoran, Dr. Michael Kosicek, Miranda Weiss, and Evan Solomon.Kosicek believes that corporate relations are a two-way street. “Corporations are always looking to recruit candidates with the right attitude and a strong work ethic…even the best students can’t take a passive approach and wait for opportunities to come their way” said Kosicek. He added that “networking is one of the keys to establishing and growing a professional career. Students can work with and develop a relationship with their professors that goes beyond academics to get career advice and potentially tap into their professors’ professional networks.”

This is just one example of how the professors in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology go that extra mile to help support student success!