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 2019-2020:

Ciára Flanagan

Vice President:
Claire Martin

Luba Grynyshin

Aidan Sullivan

Service Coordinator:
Sarah Giacalone

Graduate Representative:
Anwar Mohammed

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Campbell Garwood and Prof. Vivian Evangelista

The BITS schedule is below and updates will be announced via email.  Generally, the meetings occur over Free Periods on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 11am in Mandeville Hall.  The upcoming semester will include networking events, speakers, career fair, visualization, and service events.

PB&J Events: On Fridays October 18th and Nov 15th starting at 12 noon join us in Mandeville 365!  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 Luba at

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 ( ).

BITS  scheduled activities for Fall 2019:

  • Aug 29th: BITS table at activities fair
  • Sept. 3rd: Basketball Analytics competition kick off with speaker SJU coach Billy Lange
  • Sept 9th: Tableau Users Group (MV 295) 5pm to 6pm with Allison Montgomery from Cigna
  • Sept. 19th: Career Fair 10am-1pm Hagan Area
  • Sept. 20th: PB&J service MV 365 11:30am-12:20pm
  • Oct. 1st : Phillies speaker Blake Summerfield in Mandeville (Room TBD) at 11am
  • Oct 2nd : Data and Tech meet up night 5:30 to 7:00 in Campion Presidents lounge
  • Oct 10th: Philadelphia Union free period (Room tbd) at 11am
  • Oct. 17th: Nest Facility Management free period
  • Oct. 18th: PB&J service MV 365 11:30am-12:20pm
  • Oct. 29th: Anaplan free period in Mandeville (Room TBD)
  • Nov. 15th: PB&J service MV 365 11:30am-12:20pm
  • Nov. 19th: Ernst & young free period