Business Information and Technology Society

 

The Business Information and Technology Society (BITS) is a student-run organization for Decision Sciences, Information Systems, and Business Intelligence & Analytics students. Our goal is to foster a deeper understanding of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence.  We explore career opportunities by sponsoring networking events, on-campus guest lectures, field trips, classroom speakers.  BITS maintains contacts with local organizations that actively hire for summer internships, co-op, part-time, and full-time employment.  Participants will gain a wealth of real-world experience and applications to Business Intelligence and Data Analytics theories learned in class.

BITS student officers for 2018-2019:

President:
Ciára Flanagan
cf656423@sju.edu
Vice President:
Conlan McAndrew
cm641041@sju.edu
Secretary:
Vincent Morency
vm650115@sju.edu
Treasurer:
Courtney McDonnell
cm651913@sju.edu

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marcello Balduccini (marcello.balduccini@sju.edu)

The BITS schedule is below and updates will be announced via email.  Generally, the meetings occur over Free Periods on Tuesdays or Thursdays.  The upcoming semester will include networking events, speakers, career fair, visualization, and service events.

PB&J Events: Every other Friday (11:30am) starting September 8th, the BITS organization will make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for homeless shelters in Philadelphia.  These events are open to any SJU student, faculty, or staff.  Come get to know others in the BIA and across the University as we work together to make sandwiches for those in need!

Want to join us and have emails sent to you directly before each event?  Email Vincent at vm650115@sju.edu

Have an employer who would like to come speak with us or a specific company you would like to see us bring in – email us now and we will extend an invitation (cf656423@sju.edu ).

BITS  scheduled activities for Fall 2018:

  • Sept. 11th: Welcome meeting free period MV 209:   Tableau Users Group MV 295 5-6:15pm with Comcast- Tom O’Hara
  • Sept. 14th: PB&J service MV 365 11:30am-12:20pm
  • Sept. 17th: Phillies #CollegeSeries Business Analytics night Networking hour 4-5pm, Panel 5-6:15pm
  • Sept. 20th: Career Fair 10am-1pm Hagan Area
  • Sept. 27th: Phillies and Philadelphia Union free period MV 111
  • Oct. 2nd: Privacy Ref- Bob Siegel presentation. Room and time TBD
  • Oct. 11th: Blue Cross- Tom McGinley presentation. Room and time TBD
  • Oct. 12th: PB&J service MV 365 11:30am-12:20pm
  • Oct. 25th: Tentative SAP visit
  • Nov. 1st: Campbell’s Soup- Peter Charrete presentation. Room and time TBD
  • Nov. 8th: Wakefern- Ken Duvilla presentation. Room and time TBD
  • Nov. 9th: PB&J service MV 365 11:30am-12:20pm
  • Nov. 27th: Nest Facility Management free period
  • Dec. 14th: PB&J service MV 365 11:30am-12:20pm