Schmidt '16 spoke to members of the Association of Management Information Systems about his IUP experiences and how those experiences helped his life after college. Schmidt graduated from IUP on December 17, 2016 with a major in Management
Information Systems and a double minor in Computer Science and Information Assurance.
During his time at IUP, Deric was a member of the Eberly Business Honors
program and the Robert E. Cook Honors College, Vice President and first ever
two-term President of the Association for Management Information
Systems, Fundraising Chair and Vice President of Phi Gamma Nu -
Professional Business Fraternity, and Vice President and Founding Father of Phi
Sigma Kappa - Social Fraternity.
Further, he was a student worker at the
IT Helpdesk in Stapleton Library, a voting member of College of Business Student Advisor Council and Interfraternity Council, and participated
in two internships (Highmark and PNC) and one fellowship (Summer IT Lab, Heinz
College - Carnegie Mellon University).
After graduation, Deric started at
PNC Financial Services Group through their Technology Development Program and
at the end of that program was offered a full time position as a Project
Manager in the Retail - ATM domain.