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2014 Indianapolis Sports Industry Career Conference

24 Oct

February 28, 2014

NCAA Headquarters

Indianapolis, Indiana 



This is your opportunity to network with, learn from and earn an internship or job with the top professionals in Indianapolis who work in college, professional and corporate sports.  Last year’s event sold out and received high evaluations.  Participating sports organizations include Colts, Pacers, Indians, Ice, Fever, Tornados, Indianapolis 11, Butler University Athletics, IUPUI Athletics, NCAA, Horizon League, Sunrise Sports Marketing, Indiana Sports Corporation, Indianapolis Speedway, USA Track & Field, Black Coaches and Administrators Association, Lucas Oil Stadium, Conseco Fieldhouse, IHSAA, Exclusive Sports Group (sports agents). 

To learn more please visit:



Accounting Society Bus Trip!

21 Oct

Spend a day learning about multiple career paths in accounting (Public Accounting, Private Accounting, and others) for only $5 by signing up to join us on our annual Indianapolis Bus Trip. It is never too early (or too late) to learn more about different career paths.

We will be taking a bus trip to Indy on Friday November 8th. We will be making three stops but will be interacting with most likely five different employers that will cover a wide range of accounting career paths.

Our stops will include

1) Remy International http://www.remyinc.com/. Remy is a large manufacturer of motors, starters and alternators. We will hear from one of their accountants who is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and take a tour of their manufacturing facility. This is a great chance to hear about private accounting, see a manufacturing facility and learn more about being a CMA.

2) Blue and Company http://www.blueandco.com/. Blue is a public accounting firm, which means they perform audit and tax work for multiple different clients. They have offices in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

3) The Indiana Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Society where two or three speakers will discuss the importance of the CPA license in various industries.

The CPA and CMA designations are two of the most recognized designations in the accounting field so make sure to attend and learn more about both.

We strongly encourage students to attend this trip regardless of how far you are in the program. This is a great opportunity to learn about the Indy job market, several career paths and potentially begin a relationship that could help you attain a job in the near or not so near future. Although we will try to maintain this trip as an annual tradition, there is no guarantee where we will stop in the future. So please make every effort to go this year and in future years so you don’t miss out.  Although is not explicitly a job interviewing trip, it is a great opportunity to start building relationships that may lead you to future job opportunities. Or at least learn more ways to expand your job search beyond Fort Wayne.

We will begin boarding a bus that will be parked outside in the Neff Hall parking lot at 7:00 AM and will leave at 7:15 sharp. We will stop for a light dinner before leaving Indianapolis and should arrive back at IPFW around 8:00 or so in the evening.

If you are interested in going on the trip, please stop by the Department of Accounting & Finance in Neff 350 to sign up. Our secretary, Jane Hirschbiel, will have the sign-up sheet, a required waiver form that each student going must sign, and will collect the $5 fee.


Networking 101!

14 Oct
Learn How to Network!
Being a Good Steward of Your Connections: Networking 101!

We have all be told, “its not what you know, its who you know!” This being said you need to learn all the skills involved with networking and the benefits that result from its use.

Take advantage of this online workshop and learn the necessary tools that will help you navigate the job market and create opportunities for you now and later!

This Webinar will be held on October 17, 2013 from 12:00p.m. to 1:00p.m. EST.

Presenters: Amy Johnson – Shurley, Northwestern Mutual & Pone Vongphachanh, Government Affairs Director at Fort Wayne Area Association of REALTORS

Pi Sigma Epsilon Chapter!

6 Oct

There will be an organizational meeting to start a chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon a national Sales fraternity at IPFW.     Students in this group will have the chance to perfect their sales skills and compete in sales competitions with teams from other universities.   It will also give you the chance to get noticed by major employers who are looking for members of this organization.    This is open to all majors.  Want to learn more about it?   Come to Neff 333 on Monday October 21 at Noon.   We will be selecting officers and figuring out what days/times work best for meetings.

Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research Call-out Session!

23 Sep

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR) is sponsoring a call-out session for anyone


interested in undergraduate research.

• Learn about the benefits of publishing, JPUR, and the submission process.

• Get practical advice on submitting an abstract of your research to JPUR.

The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, between 2 and 3:30 pm in the Learning Commons on the second floor of Helmke library.

The call-out is free and open to the public; coffee and dessert will be served. For more information, contact Dr. Todor Cooklev, member of the JPUR faculty advisory board, at 260-481-0151 or [email protected]

IPFW Students Get First-Hand Experience in International Marketing

18 Apr

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—For some college students, spring break means a week of soaking up the sun on a sandy beach, with all thoughts of classes, studying, and final exams banished from their minds. For a group of Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) business students, sun and sand were part of their spring break landscape, but business was definitely on their minds.

Fifteen students in the D490 Special Study in International Business class and three faculty members spent 13 days on a study tour of Morocco. They returned with transformed perspectives and a mass of market research data for their two northeast Indiana client companies, Annie Oakley Perfumery of Ligonier and OFabz Swimwear of Churubusco.
The students spent the first days of the trip working with Moroccan marketing research students at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI). They tested and refined surveys and focus group plans that were used to collect data in Casablanca later in the trip. In addition to hearing lectures by experts in Moroccan economics and commercial law, the students enjoyed traditional Moroccan cuisine and were welcomed by “haydouss,” a musical performance by men moving shoulder to shoulder to the rhythm of a bendir or frame drum. Other highlights of the group’s trip to the Middle Atlas Mountains were visits to the monkeys of Azrou, the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis; the village of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun where King Moulay Idriss I arrived in 789, bringing with him the religion of Islam; and to the English Highway School in Meknes.
Assisted by their IPFW instructor Ahmed Rachdi, AUI instructors Abdelhamid Benanni and Samir Aguenaou, and IPFW faculty members Kathy Pollock and Myeong Hwan Kim, students surveyed Moroccan consumers outside the gigantic, aquarium-equipped state-of-the-art Morocco Mall in Casablanca. The group was also welcomed by Procter and Gamble, Coca Cola, the Regional Moroccan Investment Center, and the American Chamber of Commerce.
In their sightseeing ventures, the students saw the palace of the current King of Morocco, Mohammed VI; explored the ruins of Chellah, an old Phoenician city; marveled at the architecture of the Hassan II Tower and the shimmering interior of the Mohamed V Mausoleum; and bargained for unique souvenirs in the medina, a traditional market.
Christopher Bach, one of the D490 students, said about the trip, “…Morocco is an amazing country filled with people that did nothing but make me want to return. Everywhere we went, we were treated as family. Without this D490 experience, I think each of us would be leaving IPFW missing an incredibly important aspect of what the business world has to offer. In this age of globalization and diversity, it is more crucial than ever to broaden our education to include practical, multi-cultural experiences.”
The annual trip is funded by Bill Lawson, prominent Fort Wayne businessman and former owner of Franklin Electric.
For more information, contact Rachdi at 260-481-0116 or [email protected], or Pollock at 260-481-5751 or [email protected].

Networking Event!

27 Mar
IPFW / Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana Hot Spot Networking Event
April 18, 2013
Parkview Field Suite – Fort Wayne Tin Caps
Networking 101 Workshop for IPFW Students: 5:00 – 5:30pm
Hot Spot Networking with Business Leaders: 5:30 – 6:00pm
Presentation from Dr. Wendy Robinson, Superintendent of FWCS / Graduation of Leadership Institute Participants: 6:00 – 7:00pm
Networking with Business Leaders 7:00 – 7:30pm
FREE for IPFW Students!
80% of jobs vacancies are not posted online.  We know we are supposed to network, but what does that exactly mean?  Learn how to avoid the business card collecting style of networking.  You will learn how to develop  “elevator pitches” in the workshop and have an opportunity to network with Young Professionals from Northeast Indiana at this event plus have the opportunity to hear Wendy Robinson speak on the topic of leadership!
IPFW students will also learn more about the YLNI Leadership Institute and how to build an authentic network that will benefit them over the course of their career.
Appetizers provided.
Transportation Needed? Vans will leave IPFW Housing / Cole Commons at 4:30pm. Space is limited so register early! If you are driving on your own, we will meet at the Parkview Field Suite Level Lounge.
Click HERE to register! Deadline to register is April 15th
* Sponsored By: IPFW Alumni Relations & Career Services
Questions? Contact Career Services at 260-481-0689

Jobs are looking for you!

22 Mar

New York Life & WestPoint Financial Group

Employer Information Session
New York Life: Thursday, March 28th 10:00 – 12:00 PM  NF 101
[Recruiting for a Financial Services Professional / $40,000/year]
WestPoint Financial Group, Thursday March 28th 5:00 -7:00 PM LA35A
[Recruiting for a Financial Advisor Internship, Financial Planner & Marketing Internship]
This information session is a great way to:
  • Learn more about an employer in which you have an interest.
  • Build your network of professional contacts.
  • Ask about summer internship or full-time positions.
Here are some tips to make the most of information sessions:
  • “Business casual” dress is appropriate – Avoid wearing jeans, T-shirts or shorts.
  • Be prepared to ask one or two questions. This may make you stand out.
  • Be sure to bring along several copies of your resume to leave with recruiters.
  • After the formal presentation, be sure to mingle and network.
  • Light refreshments and food are usually served

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