MSIT eBusiness Program Wraps Successful West Coast Tour-Institute for Software Research - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, March 21, 2016

MSIT eBusiness Program Wraps Successful West Coast Tour

MSIT eBusiness faculty, staff, and alumni gather at Fisherman's Wharf for the 2015 West Coast alumni event.
MSIT eBusiness faculty, staff, and alumni gather at Fisherman's Wharf for the 2015 West Coast alumni event.

The faculty and staff of ISR’s MSIT eBusiness Technology program recently returned from a soggy San Francisco on their annual tour of the western region of the US.

The two week excursion saw the eBusiness program meeting with alumni and potential corporate partners from Denver, Portland, and the Bay Area. Whether it was a meeting to discuss partnership with Oracle in Denver, an information session delivered to students at Portland State University, or entertaining 400 professionals as a sponsor of the Bay Area “Network After Work” event, the eBusiness team was on the hustle getting the word out about their program.

But the trip wasn’t all work and no play. Associate Director, Patty Mackiewicz, pointed out that the yearly outing brings together faculty and staff for an opportunity to debrief and recharge outside the office - and outside Pittsburgh itself! Despite many days of torrential rain, the eBusiness team spent a day riding the Bay Ferry from San Francisco to Sausalito where they were able to discuss upcoming work with a refreshed perspective.

And, perhaps most exciting, was the time spent with more than 85 alumni across those three locales. The largest event, at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, saw 75 MSEC and MSIT eBusiness alumni coming together to reconnect with friends both new and old. The highlight of the night was the unveiling of eBusiness’ new logo (to be revealed more widely soon). Tami Radomski, eBusiness’ Recruiting Coordinator, recounted the pleasure of seeing so many students she helped shepherd through the program, “It is amazing to see them all again. We knew them while they were students but here they are, all grown up. Many having married, started families. But all of them doing exceptionally well in their careers. It warms all of our hearts to see how well they have all done!”

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By: Josh Quicksall, jquick@cmu.edu