On Tuesday, February 21, 2012, a group of 15 Information Systems students from The University of Akron visited the Westfield Group campus in Westfield Center, Ohio. The morning began with an overview of the company and internship/career options, presented by Tony Cascaldo, Wayne Hartzler, and Rebecca DiRienzo. CTO Steve Tien shared his personal experiences with the group and answered a range of questions from the students. The Westfield Campus has preserved the original architecture of the buildings and was shown to the students on the tour of the rotunda. The breakout sessions were conducted for an hour and a half; students were paired with Westfield employees based on their interest areas and learned about the employees’ day-to-day operations at Westfield. The group met for a delicious catered lunch in Smucker Hall and concluded the day with a tour of the Center for Innovation and Technology. CITe would like to thank Westfield Group for organizing a wonderful opportunity for the students.
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The Center for IT & eBusiness (CITe) is hosting an informal networking event at The University of Akron for juniors and seniors from local high schools in Polsky room 567 on Monday, November 7th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The event will give high school students a chance to interact with IS students, IS faculty, and area IT executives to learn more about career opportunities, programs available at the university, and scholarship information. Food and door prizes will be provided.
About 30 high school sophomores and juniors students from 15 different local high schools in Summit, Stark and Cuyahoga counties interested in pursuing a career in information technology will be on The University of Akron campus June 20-24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., for the Second Annual Information Technology (IT) Career Camp.
Sponsored by the College of Business Administration’s Center for IT & eBusiness (CITe), the week-long event will feature 8 reality based hands-on activities sponsored by area companies such as Westfield Insurance, NASA Glen, J.M. Smucker Co, Revol Wireless, and Hyland software. Among the careers to be explored are IT Infrastructure, IT Forensics, Robotics, Data Mining/Business Analytics, Business Process Management, Software Development and more.
The camp also features presentations by local business executives, students and alumni panel, team and individual competitions with scholarships to The University of Akron awarded to the top participants and an end of the week Awards Ceremony/Banquet for the participants and their families.
This IT Career Camp is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors from NE Ohio to work together in groups and gain a better understanding of the Information Technology field and careers.
The camp will be a five day event held on The University of Akron campus from June 20-24th. Students interested in registering should fill out the available form.
Bloomberg Business Week has rated Akron’s CBA among the top business schools in the nation in several categories:
76th in the nation overall (up from 93 in 2009)
39th in the nation for return on investment among public schools
7th in the nation for recruiter satisfaction
1st in Ohio for return on investment