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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). 

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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.


Dining Etiquette Dinner

6 Oct

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – 6 pm – Holiday Inn at IPFW

REGISTER NOW for Fall 2013 IPFW Students Only 75 spots available! ($5) Non-IPFW Students Only 25 spots available! ($25)DiningEtiquetteDinnerlogo

WHY? Proper etiquette is part of a well-rounded education and is vital for making a great first impression. The skills learned at the Dining Etiquette Dinner will be useful not only for business occasions, but in every first impression! Register Today!

About the Evening: Join us at the Holiday Inn at IPFW for a mocktail reception where you’ll learn proper ‘cocktail hour’ etiquette; hear a presentation on proper Social Media and Business Attire Etiquette ; enjoy a four-course meal, created by Chef James Martin, where we’ll explain the dos and don’ts of dining etiquette and how to eat difficult foods without looking like a fool. Chair of consumer and family sciences, Dr. John Niser, will entertainingly guide you through this evening of fun … and a little learning.

Space is limited. Business attire encouraged. Event PDF

What to Wear? Business attire is required. Not sure on what to wear? E-mail us and we’ll help you out

The Gift of the Mastodon

14 Sep

By: Andrew T. Hendrick 

            Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne has taught me a valuable lesson on what education truly means.  I’m currently of senior class standing, and I was a transfer from Ivy Tech Community College through the Crossroads Program.  Education is of vast importance in the world today, but for me this was not always a valued belief.  It was all seen as an expensive hassle, and I started off wanted to just start a career without first pursuing educational paths.  It didn’t take long to realize I could not achieve my goals without  a degree.  Like most people who didn’t go straight from high school to college, I had no idea where to begin.  I learned of the Crossroad’s program that connected Ivy Tech Community College to IPFW, and the reason I fell into it was because Ivy Tech allowed me to get back into the swing of things before attending the more challenging university setting college.  From where I was, I realize now more than ever; that no matter what age, education can become a benefit in opening doors never imagined.

My move into IPFW has taught me it takes hard work when striving for something you truly want, and you can’t just sit on the side lines waiting for opportunity.  You have to be willing to capture it, and the Crossroad’s program was my opportunity that I was forced to work hard to be where I am today.  For the most part, school has never really challenged me.  It has always come rather too easy, and I always thought it was the difficulty of the material.  I was inspired by my Ivy Tech teachers, but my IPFW professors and instructors combined my passion with a challenge that makes me work harder every semester.  It is true, new material can be challenging, but the true challenge is when a teacher integrates critical thinking that forces you to bring an understanding of the material.  I know now college education is about teaching the mind higher levels of critical thinking.  Anyone can study a set of material and regurgitate it out for an exam, but it is the ones who analyze critically that are to write detailed essays.

To conclude my experience, I will express opportunity, passion, and the willingness to accept challenges are all a person needs to earn collegiate education.  Undereducated is just describing someone with a broad focus.  As a business student, IPFW has fine-tuned my focus, and has showed me educated people can give reasons on why they believe something; not just give an unsupported opinion.  A teacher’s role is to show a student where to look, but they can’t show them how to see.  A student should be willing and eager to learn.  I found IPFW has an arsenal of teachers willing to show a student where to look, but they give the student the opportunity to develop their own thoughts and ideas.  Although I wish to pursue education beyond a Bachelors of Science, the opportunity given to me by Ivy Tech and IPFW made it all possible.  To anyone wishing to pursue higher forms of thinking, little by little and day by day you can achieve your goals to their greatest potential, and Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne has your opportunity.

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].

Interns for Indiana Internship program Deadline is March 6th

25 Feb

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—High-tech startup companies interested in taking part in the Interns for Indiana project face a March 6, 2013, deadline. Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is looking for companies to participate in the program that assists startups by matching them with high quality undergraduate student interns.

Companies accepted into the Interns for Indiana summer program are matched with juniors and seniors at IPFW and other Purdue campuses who work a minimum of 400 hours during the summer session, and who receive a stipend of $4,500 for successful participation.

Company requirements:

  • High-tech start-up
  • For-profit
  • Able to define and manage an appropriate and challenging internship experience
  • Able to provide entrepreneurial experience through regular in-person interactions
  • Able to contribute $2,000 membership fee

Student requirements:

  • Purdue University juniors and seniors enrolled in first B.A. or B.S. degree program
  • Any majors eligible
  • Interested in entrepreneurship
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA

Companies and students interested in being part of the Interns for Indiana program may contact Deb Barrick at 260-481-5471 or [email protected].


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