Our results are proven by national test scores, by student employment placements, by alumni engagement, and by our students' successes in external competitions. Most of our graduates obtain employment by the fall of their graduation year. In addition many of our ABE graduates go onto graduate school or obtain advanced certification as CPA’s, CFA’s and more!
- All of our graduating seniors in ABE from 2002 through 2006 have outscored 90% of all students in the nation on the Major Field Achievement Test. From 2007 to 2008 graduating seniors in ABE outscored 80% of all students in the nation on the same test. This national exam is administered each year by the Educational Testing Service, the same people who do the SATs.
- Each year seniors in the business honorary compete in an intercollegiate case competition. In the past 16 years we have won 23 trophies!
Kristen Penska and fellow Juniata students participated in the Tau Pi Phi competition (2010). As a group Kristen Penska, Zach Jensen, and Shane Gallagher received second place in the three person category of the competition. Kristen stated “The Tai Pi Phi Competition consisted of two Harvard Case Studies. Each was approximately 7-8 pages and consisted of a general business problem. As a group, Zach Jensen, Shane Gallagher, and I drafted an executive summary and created a power point expressing our solution to each of these business problems. We presented these solutions to a panel of three nonacademic judges; meaning they were business owners or work for a business. The judges scored us on our knowledge of case background, our solution, and our overall presentation. The competition was fun; it was great to work with two people who were knowledgeable about different things.”
Juniata students win first place in case study competition!
Congratulations to Alex Davis, Sara Long, Derek Heath, Tara Black and Vinny Smith for winning the Gill/McDaniel College Finance Case Competition! The competition took place Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at McDaniel College. If you see these students congratulate them on their hard earned success. Also, a special thanks to Professor Kathy Baughman for her help in preparation for the competition.
Congratulations to Gabriel Castro,Megan Coutts, Lindsey Darchicourt, Russ Gray, and Vinny Smith for winning the Gill/McDaniel College Finance Case Competition! The competition took place Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at McDaniel College. A special thanks to Professor’s Randy Rosenberger and Kathy Baughman for their help in preparation for the competition.
New inductees to the Tau Pi Phi Business Honor Society for 2009 include Kim O'Connor, Heidi Yoder, Jeff Berkey, Emily Byler, Jordan Campbell, Elise Ebert, Cassandra Hale, Tyler Hall, and Megan Sollenberger. They will join current members Krystle Maier, Kelsey Buffenmyer, Meghan Jones, Kaylee Kachik, Heather Lecrone, Kelcee Miller, Dan Powers, Aaron Rhodes, Sarah Roby, Christine Schott, and Colt Thomas. Professor Randy Rosenberger and Dominick Peruso are the advisors for Tau Pi Phi.
Prof. Rosenberger's Sport Management course is loaded with opportunities for students to express themselves verbally in class. Every student participates in a team presentation and then the team moderates a panel discussion on the topic of the presentation. In addition, each student must prepare for and perform in an "episode' of "Around the Horn," an in-class exercise based on the popular ESPN show of the same name. The Sports Rosey awards were created to recognize excellence in oral class presentations in the Sport Management course. There are four awards categories: Best Performance in a Panel or Around the Horn - Male; Best Performance in a Panel or Around the Horn - Female; Best Preparation in a Panel or Around the Horn; and Best Audience Member. The students appearing in the photo are the spring 2010 Rosey Award winners (from left to right): Ronnie Shrift, Chelsea Garner, Steph Strauss, and Beau Ryan. Prof. Rosenberger is on the far right.
Spring 2011 Second place in the third person category competition. In the photo (left to right) are Provost Jim Lakso, Zachary Jensen, Jared Clark, and Professor Randy Rosenberger Second row Kyle Brewer. Spring 2011 participants. (left to right) 1st row Chau Nguyen , Lindsay Darchicourt 2nd row Zachary Jensen, Caitlin Bigelow, and Jared Clark 3rd row Kyle Brewer, Andy Wolfe, Kevin Rivas and Professor Randy Rosenberger.
Spring 2011 participants. (left to right) 1st row Chau Nguyen , Lindsay Darchicourt 2nd row Zachary Jensen, Caitlin Bigelow, and Jared Clark 3rd row Kyle Brewer, Andy Wolfe, Kevin Rivas and Professor Randy Rosenberger.
Vanessa Cerria '10 is employed as a Clinical Recruiter at Aerotek Staffing. She credits Managerial Accounting with Pat Weaver, Technical Writing with Carol Peters and Marketing Strategies with Jim Donaldson as the courses that most taught her "how to think outside the box." Professor Randy Rosenberger invited an alum to class who served as the liaison to Vanessa's current job role.
Elise Ebert '10 is employed as an Assistant Product Manager for Creative Designs International-JAKKS Pacific, an international toy company. "I work daily with a wide range of people both intra-office and internationally to coordinate product development projects," Elise says. "Studying International Business and Spanish at Juniata gave me both the cultural and business understanding I need to succeed at my job. By attending a liberal arts school like Juniata, I was also exposed to classes outside my major that have enhanced my creative thinking, team-work ability and communication skills, both written and verbal."
Colt Thomas '09 is employed with PPG Industries through the Financial Leadership Development (FLD) Program. This Program trains recent graduates, who are seeking careers that integrate finance and accounting with manufacturing. His Career path includes: Summer 2008: FLD intern, for PPG Auto Glass at the Pittsburgh Headquarters-- 2009-2010: FLD Trainee, for Transitions Optical in Pinellas Park, FL, and currently he is a Cost Accountant of Transitions Optical in Pinellas Park, FL. For more information about the FLD program go to this link FLD program.
Amanda Fulmer '09 is employed as a Marketing Assistant for American Mint, LLC. She credits her internship at PennFuture during the summer of 2008 with giving her the experience she needed for her current role.
Amelia Hewner '09 is employed as the Finance Coordinator at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. She credits her junior year internship in the budget and curatorial departments with Lowell National Historical Park in Lowell, Mass. as the key to landing her current position. Her unique blend of business courses and museum studies in her POE helped uniquely prepare for her multi-faceted position.
Kristen Holloway '97 Meets President Bush
Kristen Holloway greeted President Bush at the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport on March 29, 2006. Later that day at a Wheeling town hall meeting, Holloway was recognized by the President for supporting the troops through her non-profit organization, Operation Troop Appreciation. Holloway is the creator and president of Operation Troop Appreciation, which is dedicated to supporting the troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since its creation in 2004, Operation Troop Appreciation has touched over 10,000 soldiers with care packages tailored to meet the needs and requests of each unit. These packages include donations of DVD's, phone cards, sports equipment, and a letter expressing thanks to each soldier.
Gerald B. Miceli '06-Holds the 2009 Stanley Cup
As an auditor for Deloitte and Touche in Pittsburgh, Gerald Micelli gets to work with many interesting customers. One of his clients, the Pittsburgh Penguins, was a success and won the Stanly Cup in the Spring/Summer of 2009. Gerald was able to celebrate this victory with them with the VP and CFO of the Pens.
Tanisha Raffensberger '10 is employed as a Junior Staff Accountant at Bonney Forge Corporation in Mt. Union, Pa. Tanisha pointed to the perseverance she gained at Juniata in helping her with a job search in a recession, saying, "My experience at Juniata taught me to be persistent and broaden my horizons in order to find a job that suits me well. The educational experience that you receive from Juniata prepares you well for what the work environment hands you."
Richard Rudolph '09 is employed as a Senior Cash Management Analyst at PPG Industries in Pittsburgh, Pa. He credits Accounting I and II, Financial Management I and II, and Managerial Accounting; professors Pat Weaver and Dom Peruso; and an internship with a company that dealt with PPG products between his junior and senior year with his success.
Adam Snyder '99 Meets Warren Buffet
Adam Snyder, '99 is seen here meeting financial baron, Warren Buffet. Snyder and a group of his colleagues spent the day with Buffet probing his vast financial skills at a question and answer session and lunch at Buffet's favorite steakhouse. Snyder will graduate from Columbia University in May of 2006 with a Master of Business Administration. He is also a licensed Chartered Financial Analyst and has traded on Wall Street. While at Juniata, Snyder was a winner of the annual Tau Pi Phi Case Competition and received the Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award.
Jenna Taylor '07 is currently employed as the Assistant General Manager of the North Austin Plaza Hotel & Suites in Austin, Texas while also pursuing her master's in elementary education. Jenna cites her internship at the Raystown Visitors' Bureau -- which was mentored by Randy Rosenberger -- as helping her find her niche in the hospitality industry.
Jessica Zuzik '08 is employed in Admissions at the University of San Francisco. She plans to continue her employment here while also pursuing a master's degree in global entrepreneurship and management. Her Juniata inspiration is Celia Cook-Huffman and she most enjoyed working at the European Union while studying abroad in Brussels.