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 Spring 2019:

  • Jan 22 – Corey Jones data viz finalist for Iron Viz 2018. 11am MV 207
  • Jan 22 – Ernst & Young presents on data visualization (TUG). 5pm MV 295
  • Jan 22 – Family Business and Entrepreneur open house (https://sites.sju.edu/ifbe/past-events/) Mandeville 5 to 8.
  • Jan 28th – Makeover Monday drop in 9am-9pm MV 295
  • Feb 1 – Comcast shadow day – Comcast 9am to 2pm. Open especially to SJU students.
  • Feb 4th – Makeover Monday drop in 9am-9pm MV 295
  • Feb 6th – Church and Dwight speaker – 11am MV 207
  • Feb 11th – Makeover Monday drop in 9am-9pm MV 295
  • Feb 18th – Makeover Monday drop in 9am-9pm MV 295
  • Feb 19th – Tableau Users Groups (J&J) 5pm  MV 295
  • Feb 22nd – PBnJ for the homeless 11:30am MV 365
  • Feb 25th – Makeover Monday drop in 9am-9pm MV 295
  • Feb 26th – IDM (starting your own Amazon marketplace- tips form recent alumni) 11am MV 207
  • Feb 28th – Comcast – discuss jobs and BI at the workplace. 11am MV 207
  • Mar 4th – Makeover Monday drop in 9am-9pm MV 295
  • Mar 7th – CEO Nest facility management MV 11am MV 207
  • Mar 18th – Makeover Monday drop in 9am-9pm MV 295
  • Mar 19th – Tableau Users Group (Vanguard * Quest diagnostic) 5pm MV 295
  • Mar 22nd – PBnJ for the homeless 11:30am MV 365
  • Mar 27th – Meet our advisory board (network with 10 to 20 BI alumni) 6:15pm McShain 5th floor
  • Apr 1st – Makeover Monday drop in 9am-9pm MV 295
  • Apr 2nd – PECO – 11am MV 207
  • Apr 8th – Makeover Monday drop in 9am-9pm MV 295
  • Apr 15th – Makeover Monday drop in 9am-9pm MV 295
  • Apr 16th – Tableau Users Group (Comcast) 5pm MV 295
  • Apr 22nd – Makeover Monday drop in 9am-9pm MV 295
  • Apr 24th – Faith Justice Institute celebration 3:30 McShain 5th floor
  • Apr 26th – PBnJ for the homeless 11:30am MV 365

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