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The Pitt Business Industry Professional Networks program gives students the chance to interact with top recruiters and learn industry skills

Pitt Business Industry Professional Networks

The Pitt Business Industry Professional Networks (IPN) Program allows students to take a deep dive into a specific industry.

Students may select from one of four industry groups—Analytics, Consulting, Healthcare, and Investments. Through workshops, students learn key trends, meet with industry professionals, and expand their professional network. 

The deadline to apply for the 2016-17 academic year is September 30, 2016

Industry Options

Each IPN group is faciliated by a Pitt Business Executive in Residence. The IPN program begins in October of each year and concludes in late spring. 

Current networks include:  

  • Consulting – Explore the dynamic world of consulting, including the skills and attributes required for success. Through engagement with executives in the field, industry leaders, and academic experts, students will learn what it takes to specialize in this fast-paced, in-demand profession.

    Facilitated by Executive-in-Residence Kris Routch

    October 28 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Sennott 2501
    November 21 - 2:00-3:30 p.m. - Mervis 117
    Additional dates TBA

  • Analytics – Leveraging “big data” is critical for success in today’s competitive business environment. This professional network will examine the various ways in which analytics can add value to organizations and provide career and professional opportunities to students.

    Facilitated by Executive-in-Residence Claye Greene

    October 21 - 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Mervis 118D
    November 18 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Mervis 115
    Additional dates TBA

  • Healthcare – Medicine and healthcare are critical to the world’s economic future. This professional network will cover many aspects of the healthcare industry, everything from the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products, to their distribution, and the many businesses that intersect along the way.

    Facilitated by Executive-in-Residence Stacy L. Splitstone

    October 18 - 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Sennott 2501
    November 15 - 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Sennott 2501
    Additional dates TBA

  • Investments – The investment industry is dynamic and diverse. This network will expose students to the unique characteristics, capabilities, challenges, and opportunities associated with this important business field.

    Facilitated by Executive-in-Residence Kathy Foody-Malus

    October 21 - 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Sennott 2501
    November 18 - 2:00 - 3:330 p.m. - Sennott 2501
    Additional dates TBA

Registration and Eligibility Guidelines

Applications for the Industry Professional Networks Program are competitive. The registration deadline for the 2016-17 Academic Year is Friday, September 30, 2016. Students may only be enrolled in one network at a time.

Pitt Business students must fulfill the following criteria in order to be considered for admission:

  • Be entering their junior or senior year
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of at least Level 1 of the Pitt Business Outside the Classroom Curriculum
  • Submission of a 300-word essay explaining why they are interested in joining the network group



If you have any questions about the Pitt Business Industry Professional Networks Program, please contact Chris Reye, Academic and Career Counselor in the Career Development Office.