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The Student Conference in
Business & Economics

The annual conference provides students an opportunity to present their research in front of peers, faculty, business executives and alumni. Typically held in April, the conference features Best Paper Awards, a keynote speaker and alumni panel. All presenters are invited to attend the Department Banquet following the conference sessions.

The papers are published in the Business & Economics Digest.

Call For Papers -- Abstract submission
Instructions to Presenters

The 2015 Conference will be held on April 8, 2015.


The 2014 Conference

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Hoover Center for Business
Room 212
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

12:30 H212 KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Michael L. Freeman, Senior Director, Strategic Planning, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
"Organizational Imperatives and Strategic Planning - What Does it Mean to an Organization?"
1:15 H212 SESSION A  |  Moderator:  Professor Cristina Ciocirlan
  • Mark Minisce, "Process Improvement and Information System Design within Learning Services"
  • Trevor Bower, "How to Take Your Company to the Next Level:  Add a Director of Organizational Alignment"
  • Kelsey Bayzick, Danielle Cockey & Jessica Dziadas, "The Local Community as a Blue Jay Partner:  A Needs Assessment Project"
2:15 H212 SESSION B  |  Moderator:  Professor Petru Sandu
  • Duc Dam, "An Empirical Test on the International Fisher Effect"
  • Derek Zrncic & Kyle McNulty, "Entrepreneurship in Costa Rica:  A SWOT Analysis from an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Perspective"
  • Trang Q. Hoang, "The Role of Celebrity Endorsements in Attitude Formation:  A Cross-Cultural Comparison"
  • Rebecca Anderson, Amy Berdanier, Julia Carboni, Duc Dam, Brittany Schwab, and Sajid Amir, "Social Business in Practice:  A Study Tour to the Yunus Centre in Bangladesh"
3:15 Lobby Outside H212 BREAK
3:30 H212

ALUMNI PANEL  |  Moderator:  Professor Terrie Riportella
Erika Perez ’12, Fulton Bank
Eric Reichert ’12, Phoenix Contact
Christopher Rice ’11, Armstrong World Industries
Dario Sanchez ’11, Fulton Financial Advisors
Lauren Viguers ’12, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Katie Wetzel ’12, Central PA Food Bank

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