This is part of #EberlyDoesSports, a series from the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology that focuses on business majors who play team sports, club sports, or are involved in sports at a community or individual level.
Georgiana Chiavacci is a junior human resource management
major from Westminster, Maryland, and plays for the IUP Women’s Field Hockey team. She chose to attend IUP because she fell in love with the campus and the campus community members.
Georgiana was not initially a human resource management major, but decided to switch into the program after always hearing the constant praise that it received.
“I’m from Westminster, Maryland, about 3.5 hours from IUP. I heard about IUP from one of my best friends in high school that used to run cross country here and I began to look into the school. I planned a campus visit, met with my coach, and I’ve loved
IUP ever since.
“I’ve really enjoyed a lot of the classes that I’ve taken so far, and I’m excited to get into more classes for my majors. It’s great to know that most of the professors are willing to help you with anything, whenever you need it. I’ve built some great
relationships with people though Eberly, and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for me.”
Georgiana has been playing IUP field hockey since her freshman year. “I was a walk on, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made because of all the opportunities and relationships I have now.”
Georgiana has a strong background in field hockey and IUP’s team lived up to her expectations. “One of my core values is to live each day to the fullest. I am so fortunate to be healthy enough to play a sport and to further my education, so I try to find
the good in bad situations because it could always be worse.”
Georgiana has hopes of finding a job in HR in a big healthcare unit after graduation. She feels confident in her ability to work within groups and in pressured situations, two major requirements in the HR and healthcare industry. Georgiana gives credit
to Eberly as well as the field hockey team for her development and preparation for the future.
The #EberlyDoesSports series focuses on business majors who play team sports, club sports, or are involved in sports at a community or individual level.
Associate Dean Cyndy Strittmatter is overseeing the project. “We are proud of our students who balance their academics with extracurricular activities and recognize the commitment that it takes to excel at all levels. We look forward to sharing their
accomplishments with the IUP community and beyond! While this series focuses on athletes, there will be other special series that recognize the broad range of interests and activities of our business students,” said Strittmatter.
—Written by Tyler Vicari
Eberly College of Business and Information Technology