A record number of students attended the first University of Scranton Business Club meeting Aug. 29.
Approximately 210 students packed the Pearn Auditorium located in Brennan Hall, exceeding the auditorium’s capacity. Junior Mark Miller, Business Club president, was surprised with the turnout.
“We are confident that we set a record for Business Club attendance at our first meeting,” Miller said. “We did not anticipate this number of students. At the moment we ran out of seats [in the auditorium], the line to register and pay semester dues extended from the entrance of the Pearn Auditorium to the entrance of Brennan Hall on first floor.”
Attendees had the chance to meet individuals from the Center for Career Development. Miller stressed to students the importance of getting to know these men and women.
“They play a critical role in helping both underclassmen and upperclassmen get jobs and internships,” Miller said.
The meeting introduced other club officers as well: senior Michael Heron, vice president; senior Jack Kiess, treasurer; and senior Nick Piscopo, secretary. Each officer discussed the organization’s fall semester plans, including preparation for the annual Career Expo to take place later this month.
Miller announced that on Sept. 19, club members will have the opportunity to learn tips for approaching recruiters, crafting an elevator pitch and leaving a lasting impression potential employers.
Next month, the Business Club will host an internship panel with current upperclassmen who have successfully completed internships at finance and accounting firms. Miller hopes current students will walk away feeling prepared for similar futures.
“The goal of this is to educate other students with the steps they need to take to get internships with these types of firms,” Miller said.
The Business Club meets every other Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Pearn Auditorium.