the work place, which is why the
School of Business Internship
dents' future success.
sive, hands-on learning in real business
settings -- from small organizations just
around the corner to international cor-
day operations of a business. They hone
both hard and soft skills, learn the im-
portance of networking and improve
their post-graduation job prospects.
member Michael Kasperski, director of
the program. "Approximately 65 per-
cent of our students end up with a full-
post-internship sessions through the Ca-
a written reflection and various em-
ployer evaluations. Experiential learning
is the key goal for all internships, which
first begin with a job description filed by
the prospective employer.
study," said Kasperski. "The employers
are very in tune with what we want to ac-
St. Bonaventure include IBM,
Xerox, Lockheed Martin, Mar-
riott, Corning Glass, CUTCO,
Dresser-Rand, Zippo, and all of
the "Big Four" accounting
firms (Deloitte & Touche, Ernst
& Young, KPMG, and Price-
waterhouseCoopers). Major re-
gional and local businesses
recruit on campus as well, in-
cluding Olean Area Federal
Credit Union, Upper Allegheny
Health System and Community
Kasperski. "It's amazing how
many people through our
alumni base are willing to
interest, he said.
retired accounting professor Patrick
Premo in 2007. "Pat is really the founda-
tion of our existing program," said
Kasperski, who noted Premo's decades of
faculty and staff in the School of Business.
"Bona's is on the short list for many
firms," Kasperski pointed out, "which il-
lustrates the quality of students the
school is putting out there."
ship hours when they attended a seminar hosted by the
Community Foundation. Pictured are (front row, from
left) Kristin Burke, Melissa DiLaura and Ashley Ross
and (back row, from left) faculty members Don Swanz
and Mike Kasperski and student Don Eichenauer.
state-of-the-art facility to
house our School of Business
The William E. and Ann L. Swan Busi-
ness Center this fall -- just in time to
welcome the Class of 2017.
university has ever seen for a
are not too late, here is your opportu-
brick campaign opportunities still
"Bullish on Business." Thank you once
again for your loyalty and passion to-
ward St. Bonaventure University!
Robert J. Daugherty, '77
Retired Partner, PwC LLP