COBSAC creates merger with esteemed organizations
Published: Friday, September 14, 2012
Updated: Friday, September 14, 2012 09:09
Grassroots thinking is shaking up the business department at IUP with the execution of a new method for student success – interning and skillpolishing.
Acting as a powerful ally to the IUP business department, the College of Business Student Advisory Council (COBSAC) provides a representational body for the students of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology (ECOBIT) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as mentioned in their mission statement.
Being offered up as a new, edgy proposal for this semester, one student, Doug Risk (senior, entrepreneurship), with the assistance of the COBSAC, has developed a complex yet complete plan to unite five to six IUP organizations.
“COBSAC is a club for clubs,” Risk, chairman of operations for ECOBIT’s Management Association (MA) said.”
Whether it’s graduate school, the workforce, or the armed services, a little additional experience and general understanding, in the area one is passionate about, can make the difference between employment and unemployment.
Those involved with Risk and the COBSAC will sell intern-like projects and tasks.
These projects and tasks will build bridges to gain full internships with companies, to the academic community.
This will save companies the time and energy of seeking outside work and it will provide students with an edge others may not have secured.
“I want to give students the chances I have,” Risk said.
Although the COBSAC opens the door for numerous clubs to exist and prosper, Risk and COBSAC members have found a way to bring a more hands-on experience for students in various fields.
With more than 50 campus organizations, naturally, only a small number will be working together to set up the program.
The different organizations being invited to partake in the initial merger are the Student Finance Association (SFA), the Student Accounting Association (SAA), the MA, the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Student Marketing Association (SMA).
The purpose of the SFA is to assist students with the process of learning the world of finance.
There is a whole staff willing to aid those interested in this field.
Keen, sharp individuals from the finance department are the key people opening the door to both understanding and information retention, for the SFA. Their idea is to create an interest in finance and investment.
The reason the SAA was initiated to support and nurture the successes of the individuals in accounting.