This is part of #EberlyAmazingStudents, a series from the IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology that focuses on students who are working and/or involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities.
April Murdick is a master of business administration student in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology. She is from Marion Center, Pennsylvania, and attended Marion Center High School.
The Eberly College of Business and IUP have always been a big part of April’s life. She used to visit IUP all the time for school events, and even attended here for half days during her senior year of high school. From the first time she attended IUP,
she could tell that she was just not a number. There is a sense of community at IUP, and she instantly noticed that the professors care for their students. April graduated in May 2020 with her accounting degree, and loved the IUP community so much
that she decided to stay for her master’s program as well.
Regarding her experience during the current COVID-19
pandemic, April stated, “Things definitely are not the same, but a lot of my professors have been working with students to make sure they are getting the best experience as possible. I have also been taking time for myself and reflecting on things
in my life that I can change to help better my schooling and career.”
During her time at IUP, April has held multiple different on-campus jobs. She worked at the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining all throughout her time as an undergraduate. She was also a Student Success leader during summer 2019 to assist
new students with their orientation process. Because of her new-found passion of helping new students, April started a position as a peer mentor for the University College. This allowed April to help new students transition from high school to college.
April was very involved in the Eberly community as an undergraduate student. She was a member of the Eberly Business Honors Program and was a cohort leader during her freshman and sophomore years. April was the senior vice president of the Student Accounting
Association for the 2020 year, and has been a member of the SAA since 2018. She was also a general member of the professional development organization Phi Gamma Nu, the College of Business Student Advisory Council, and the International Business Association.
Without joining these organizations, April feels like she would not have been the same person that she is today. Eberly has given her the opportunity to have met all of her friends from college through these organizations along with giving her connections
to develop into the person she is today.
April says that some of her favorite experiences as an Eberly student have been traveling and learning with her fellow classmates. Through the Business Honors Program she has visited Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and India! Being able to visit these places
has taught April more than she could have ever imagined. She had the opportunity to network, learn new skills, and gain friendships from across the world.
The #EberlyAmazingStudents series features students who are involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities. 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!”
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