“The Eberly College of Business and IT has provided me with
all of the necessary skills that I need to succeed and get ahead in the
professional industry of IT. I believe that IUP has even prepared me better
than a larger school would have. I have had a great time being involved around
Eberly and IUP during my four years here.
“I am from a small town north of
Pittsburgh called Mars, Pa. When I was in high school, my father worked at the
University of Pittsburgh, so I assumed I would attend that school. One thing
led to another, and I had to look at more affordable schools. That’s when I
toured the IUP campus and fell in love. I then found out that the Eberly
College of Business and IT had a great MIS program and Business Honors program.
“I am the president of the
Association for Management Information System. I have been a member of
this COBSAC organization since the first month of my freshman year. I was the
AMIS club treasurer my junior year, and I am currently the club president and
will be until I graduate in May.
“AMIS has helped me make friends,
helped me help the community of IUP and Indiana, and helped me develop my
professional business skills. This club has made it possible for me to learn
more about MIS outside of my classes and helped me secure both my internship
and my full time position at Bayer. The AMIS club has come a long way since my
freshman year, and I believe that I have had a large part in that since I was an
active member my first two years and an officer the last two. I have kept the
AMIS club very busy this year with professional development events and trying
to plan our yearly Tech Week event.
“I have had a great experience being
involved around Eberly within the Business Honors Program and through COBSAC
and the Association for Management Information Systems. Eberly is a great
college and I have made countless friends and had fantastic opportunities
throughout my four years at IUP.”
After graduation, Andy was hired as
an assistant analyst at Bayer’s IT College New Hire Program in Pittsburgh, Pa.