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

Victoria Siano

Luba Grynyshin

Aidan Sullivan

Service Coordinator:
Sarah Giacalone

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 Feb 21, Mar 20, and Apr 17 starting at 11:30  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 Spring 2020:

      • Feb 11th: Nest Facility Management MV 103 11am to noon.
      • Feb 13, Career fair Hagan Arena (175 + organizations) 10am to 2pm
      • Feb 18 th: Tableau Users Group (MV 293) 5pm to 6pm
      • Mar 24th: W20 Group MV 210 11am-noon
      • Apr 2nd Waypoint Consulting MV 204 11 am to noon
      • Apr 21st: Tableau Users Group (TUG) MV 293 at 5pm to 6pm

    More speakers may be added throughout the semester: