The IUP Eberly College of Business
Student Advisory Council (COBSAC) held its fall 2018 Leadership Summit at
last week’s meeting, November 8, 2018. COBSAC is comprised of the members from
each of the 12 active student organizations within Eberly.
Associate Dean Cyndy Strittmatter spoke to the students about protocol associated with hosting employers and
alumni for meetings and speaking engagements.
“Inviting speakers to campus is a
great way for us to showcase our students, programs, and facilities,” said
Strittmatter. “It is important that our students have the tools and
guidance necessary to ensure that each guest has a great experience and leaves
IUP with a positive impression.”
Strittmatter also suggested that the
student organizations collaborate on some of the speakers that come to campus,
so that more students can benefit from each presentation. Strittmatter
talked about Business Day and obtained input from student leadership regarding
ideas to improve overall student engagement and refresh the event.
members provided several ideas for Business Day and will work with the faculty
and administrators on the Spring event. Additional topics of the Leadership Summit
included expanding the executive leadership team and creating a senior advisory
Following the meeting, a leadership
dinner was held at a local restaurant, the Coney, with COBSAC advisor Terry
Appolonia, director of the Center for Leadership and Academic Student Success.
Valerie Berryman, junior finance
major, COBSAC VP of Publicity, and PGN marketing director, appreciated the
Summit. “The members enjoyed the opportunity to meet about organization and
college-level activities to provide input to Eberly administration,” she said. “Events
like these give us the opportunity to discuss projects, share ideas, network
with faculty and staff, and motivate each other to be better student leaders.”