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IU Northwest business students network with local leaders

ABSO, the Indiana University Northwest Accounting and Business Student Organization, held it second annual Networking Luncheon on Friday, April 23 surpassing last year’s number of attendees.

The Networking Luncheon is an opportunity for IU Northwest students to network with representatives from local businesses. During the lunch the participating business leaders are seated at roundtables with students, which is an informal way for the two groups to get to know each other. Attending representatives are also given a resume booklet with information about graduating students from the School of Business and Economics.

"The luncheon was a great networking experience for IU Northwest students to make business contacts. Local businesses from all over northwest Indiana and Illinois attended the luncheon. We welcomed several new attendees, which included 5/3 Bank, H & R Block, American Express and others," said student Mary Louise Rieger, ABSO President.

ABSO officers include: Mary Louise Rieger, ABSO President, Portage; Van La, Vice President, Hobart; Doug Carstens, Secretary, Cedar Lake; Sean Tomondi, Treasurer, Merrillville; Special Events Committee members include: Michael Waller, Merrillville; Stephan Dimos, Crown Point; Christopher Antonio, Crown Point; William Rieger, Portage; Terrie Maddox, Merrillville.

The mission of ABSO is to educate and inform IU Northwest students about business degree opportunities, to assist the School of Business and Economics in preparing students for a future in the business world, to build a professional/educational network among its members and to provide service to the community.

For more information, please contact ABSO at (219) 980-6915.



Media Contact:

Kim Kintz

From left: Student Brad Harber, ABSO Vice President Van La, Assistant Undergraduate Program Director Helen Marie Harmon, ABSO President Mary Louise Rieger, student Michael H. Waller Jr., and ABSO Advisor and Professor of Accounting Jim Thomas.
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