Zeigler Institute for Professional Development (ZIPD)

Zeigler Institute for Professional Development

Zeigler Institute for Professional Development (ZIPD)


New Approach to Business Education

Terry and JoAnn Zeigler

Terry Zeigler '76, president and CEO of Datacap Systems Inc., and wife, JoAnn Schultz Zeigler '77, endowed the Zeigler Institute for Professional Development (ZIPD) within BU's College of Business to help students cultivate professional skill sets, while developing a deeper understanding of how the functional areas of business interrelate. Terry Zeigler's experiences as the co-founder of a small company convinced the couple of the importance of interconnected business education. Zeigler was in his 20s when he and two partners started Datacap Systems, which develops and markets E-payment interfaces that enable cash register and business system providers to add E-payments to their systems.

Bloomsburg University's Zeigler Institute for Professional Development is a comprehensive educational experience designed to build the personal and professional capacities necessary for career success through training and education in business etiquette, professional attire, interviewing, networking and resume writing.

Through ZIPD, students ...

ZIPD

  • learn about careers early on, to see where their true interests lie
  • gain a better understanding of the interconnectedness of the primary areas in business; marketing, management, accounting and finance
  • systematically prepare for success in the business world across all four years
  • increase knowledge about opportunities and expectations for a better understanding of career exploration and management
  • expand their understanding of current conditions and what it means to be a professional in their field of interest or major
  • set themselves apart by acquiring the tools to be a successful professional.

“The Zeigler Institute for Professional Development will give our students a distinct advantage. 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,”

President David L. Soltz