Eberly College of
Business and Information Technology held its 41st annual Business Day on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Over 450 students were in attendance and had the opportunity to network with 100 alumni and business
partners from over 60 companies.
Each year, professionals from several disciplines, including management, finance, accounting, information systems and decision sciences, and marketing, are invited back to IUP to engage with business students. They offer advice, experiences, and insights
regarding their unique journey in the workplace. There are several opportunities for students to hear from professionals both one-on-one and in a panel format throughout the morning.
The panel session topics were as follows:
The panel sessions were followed
by a networking session where students had the ability talk to representatives from both domestic and international companies and learn about opportunities that are available to them as business majors. Students at all stages in their academic career
were able to network and make connections for their future.
Sophomore accounting student April Murdick was grateful for this experience, “Business day gives us an opportunity not only to network with our peers, but to gain insight from professionals on what we need to do to prepare for jobs after graduation.”
Following the networking session, students, faculty, and professionals joined together for lunch and discussion, which gave students another chance to interact with alumni on a more personal level.
Four outstanding alumni were inducted into the Hall of Distinction and shared their experiences since graduating from IUP. This year’s honorees included:
In the afternoon, the Eberly College of Business Advisory Council met and discussed issues related to globalization, enrollment, and marketing. Patti McCarthy, vice president for Enrollment Management, and Simon Stuchlik, executive director of Brand
Management, made presentations to the Council.