2016 ZIPD Business Conference - November 3rd & 4th

2016 ZIPD Business Conference - November 3rd & 4th

Alumni return for ZIPD conference

The conference connects successful alumni  with current students, allowing students to learn from and network with experienced businesspeople in their fields.

“The Zeigler Institute for Professional Development gives our students a distinct advantage,” said BU President David Soltz. “They will not only pursue careers that are a good fit for them personally, but they will acquire the well-rounded perspective necessary to become valued employees and successful business owners.”

What are COB students saying?

"I thought this years conference was extremely insightful and full of knowledgeable speakers and alumni who showed great pride in the college of business as well as the university. It made me very proud to be a student here at Bloomsburg University."

- Nicholas E. Hoffman, Bloomsburg COB Major

"During the ZIPD Conference I had the opportunity to meet a ton of very successful alumni. During the ZIPD Conference, I connected with multiple alum and got offered opportunities I Never thought I would have. David Marcolla and Jay Collins are two alumni who I really got to know. I was able to Job Shadow Mr. Marcolla for 3 days at the Comcast building in Philadelphia PA. I had a wonderful time and learned a lot about the company and various projects that Dave worked on. Also, during the winter, I interned with Jay Collins; he owns his own dental company. I worked extremely hard over the winter and he was so impressed with my work that he offered me a job for the summer. Overall, the ZIPD Conference opened up many doors for future job opportunities and as a sophomore, that is not a common thing."

- Austin Devlin, Bloomsburg COB Major

Business Conference Schedule:

Thursday, November 3rd

Tentative session occurring:

8:00-9:15       Networking Breakfast (Participants, Faculty, Staff)

9:30-10:45       Opening Conference Workshops (Individual Presentations)

11:00-12:15       Panel Discussions

12:30-1:45        Woking Lunch/Round Table Discussions

2:00-2:55          Panel Discussions and Individual Presentations

2:00-2:55         NEW "Walk the Mock" Resume Review, Interviews & Speed Networking

3:30-4:45          Keynote

5:00-6:30          Cocktail-Hors d’oeuvres Networking Event


Friday, November 4th

Tentative sessions occurring:

8:00-9:15:        Networking Breakfast (Participants, Faculty, Staff)

9:00-9:55:         Zeigler Case Competition- Parallel Conference Event Participants, Faculty, Staff)

9:00-9:55:        Panel Discussions and Individual Presentation 

10:00-10:55:     Panel Discussions

11:00-11:55:     Panel Discussions

12:30-1:45:       President's and ZIPD Case Competition Award Luncheon


Lodging Information:

College Hill Bed And Breakfast, http://www.collegehillbnb.com/index.php

$106.82 per room - (570) 784-1266

Comfort Suites, http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-bloomsburg-pennsylvania-PA393

$144.00 per room - (570) 387-9100

Hampton Inn, http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/hampton-inn-bloomsburg-BLOPAHX/index.html

$ - (570) 380-1020

The Inn at Turkey Hill, http://www.innatturkeyhill.com/index.html

$138.00 - (570) 387-1500

Pine Barn Inn, https://reservations.pinebarninn.com/IQReservations/asp/IQHome.asp 

$129.00 averaging per room - (570) 275-2071

Hampton Inn, http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/hampton-inn-danville-DNVPAHX/index.html

$114.00 per room - (570) 271-2500

Econo Lodge, http://www.reservation-desk.com/hotel/127816/econo-lodge-bloomsburg

$72.00 per room - (570) 387-0490


In order to book a room at the rate listed, you must mention the code: COB ZIPD Business Conference and call the hotel directly.


Be A Sponsor!

Each year over 1,200 students from Bloomsburg University’s College of Business participate in the annual ZIPD Business Conference. The opportunity to provide student this unique opportunity to connect and network with successful business people is invaluable in preparing them for their future careers. These opportunities are not possible without the support from our sponsors.

In addition to supporting the College of Business and most importantly its students, your support will give your company exposure to hundreds of driven and talented students. This is an exceptional opportunity to attract qualified applicants to your organization for internship and possible future employment opportunities once they graduate from the College of Business.


- Listed as a Presenting Sponsor on all promotional materials for the Business Conference - Full-page business profile within the Conference Program - Visibility and recognition throughout the ZIPD Business Conference


- Half-page Business profile within the Conference Program - Visibility and Recognition throughout the ZIPD Business Conference

GOLD SPONSOR(S) - $1,000

- Visibility and Recognition throughout the ZIPD Business Conference

For additional information on 2016 ZIPD Business Conference

Please contact Doug Kleintop at 570-389-5138 or dkleintop@bloomufdn.org


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