Student Opportunities and Services

Career Day

This is an annual event hosted by the College of Business, which brings in representatives from businesses and companies across the United States. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the event to meet business representatives, seek out internships and job opportunities and stay up-to-date with their prospective career field.

Business Advisement Center

We want to provide our students with all of the resources they will need to succeed in their studies. To meet this goal, we have a business advisement center. located in Glass Hall 106, specifically to aid students of the College of Business.

Corporate support

Our department is supported by IBM, which provides both methodologies and course materials. These course materials can take the form of class assignments, case studies and lab exercises. This means that the curriculum for our students directly prepares them for their future jobs in the fields of computer information systems and IT service management with the latest and best available tools in the field of information technology.

Executive in residence

Our graduate students have the opportunity to learn from and interact with proven leaders via our Executive-in-Residence series. We invite IT executives from diverse industries to share their thoughts regarding the best practices for IT managers. Past speakers have come from Fortune 500 companies and high-tech startups. These sessions allow students to analyze problems, make recommendations and discuss their viability with experienced IT leaders while describing real-world scenarios. Informal Q/A sessions also provide students with an opportunity to discuss career development issues.

Bear Business Community

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This living-learning community is a special on-campus living environment ideal for students interested in business and leadership opportunities. It is a residence hall set aside for students from the College of Business. Students have the opportunity to participate in social and educational programs related to academics, wellness and personal growth.

They also have personal interactions with professors in the College of Business, tours of local and internationally known businesses and internship opportunities. Students receive the social and professional training to help them develop a commitment to a well-rounded, balanced lifestyle.

Why should I consider joining the Bears Business Community?

  • You will have better access to more programs and organizations to help you gain academic and personal success.
  • Students are allowed to move in a day earlier than other students, so you can avoid the crowds.
  • You will be able to interact regularly with two or more faculty fellows, professors who are involved with student social activities and serve as mentors.

Entertainment Management Association

The Entertainment Management Association is a professional organization dedicated to creating opportunities for career development for our students. Our organization is open to any student interested in the entertainment field. Through our organization you will have greater access to hands-on learning opportunities, internships and even opportunities to find jobs.

Sigma Iota Epsilon

In Sigma Iota Epsilon, our purpose is to encourage and recognize excellence in the classroom and promote cooperation between the academic and practical aspects of management. Students who want to join must meet certain criteria before they can join.

Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management strives to develop future leaders in human resource management. We do this through focusing on real-world issues that involve employee motivation. We accept membership from any major wishing to enrich their academic experience or seeking opportunities to develop their leadership skills.

AITP

Who we are

The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is dedicated to providing industry leadership and professional development to members of our profession.

Our purpose

  • Enable members to more effectively perform their duties and enhance their decision-making in government, education and private enterprise.
  • To foster, promote and develop education and scientific inquiry in the field of information technology and managerial/administrative skills.
  • To supply our members with the information they need to stay on top of the most recent developments, research and advances in the industry.
  • To assist our members’ growth as individuals, managers and professionals.

What we do

  • Hold regular chapter meetings with guest speakers who provide current knowledge and internship opportunities to students.
  • Encourage members to participate in the annual National Collegiate Conference to showcase and sharpen their skills.

For more information about AITP, please contact the Management and Information Technology department.

Accessing the tools for success

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The Bear CLAW, located on the first floor of Meyer Library, connects you with a variety of academic resources:

  • Subject-area tutoring
  • Writing advice through the Writing Center
  • Study skill workshops
  • Undergraduate learning assistants and peer assisted study sessions (PASS)
  • Employment and volunteer opportunities