An energized Stephenson Hall Business Community is hosting a variety of spring semester opportunities for its residents. Located proximate to the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, the living learning community (LLC) caters to all business majors and the members of the Eberly Business Honors Program.
Each IUP LLC hosts opportunities to develop a close-knit community that fosters a sense of belonging. The Business LLC features twice-weekly study sessions mentored by community assistants Kelsey McCullough (sophomore, small business/entrepreneurship) and Caitlyn McMaster (sophomore, MIS). The study sessions focus on academic tutoring and mentoring of academic and personal challenges. LLC residents recently participated in creating personal “vision boards” in which pictures and images were collaged to represent personal goals.
Stephenson faculty-in-residence Michele Papakie led a “What Color is Your Parachute” identity and career clarification exercise and otherwise mentors undecided majors in choosing a career path. Residents also participated in resume building and personal “elevator speech” workshops in learning how to successfully market themselves.
Freshman human resource management major Malik Jones is grateful for his Business LLC residential experience. “The living learning community has given me extra ambition toward what I want to do with my life.”
Freshman communications media/marketing major Connor Kieffer agrees. “Without the LLC workshops, I would not have developed the successful resume that led to my current employment.”
Both students earned Deans List Honors during their first semester at IUP.
CA Kelsey McCullough is pleased with the rewards that come from her hard work. “Connecting residents to Eberly College and watching them develop their professionalism makes it all worthwhile.”
Here is additional information about the IUP living learning communities.