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The Pitt Business Industry Professional Networks program gives students the chance to interact with top recruiters and learn industry skills

Pitt Business Industry Professional Networks

The Pitt Business Industry Professional Networks (IPN) Program allows students to take a deep dive into a specific industry.

Students may select from one of five industry groups—Analytics, Consulting, Energy, Healthcare, and Investments. Through workshops, students learn key trends, meet with industry professionals, and expand their professional network. 

Industry Options

Each IPN group is facilitated by a Pitt Business Executive in Residence. The IPN program begins in October of each year and concludes in late spring. For more information, contact the Pitt Business Career Development Office at

Current networks include:  

  • Analytics – Leveraging “big data” is critical for success in today’s competitive business environment. This professional network will examine the various ways in which analytics can add value to organizations and provide career and professional opportunities to students.

    Facilitated by Executive-in-Residence Claye Greene

  • Consulting – Explore the dynamic world of consulting, including the skills and attributes required for success. Through engagement with executives in the field, industry leaders, and academic experts, students will learn what it takes to specialize in this fast-paced, in-demand profession.

    Facilitated by Executive-in-Residence Kris Routch

  • Energy - The energy industry is a crucial part of the business infrastructure and a cornerstone of society. This program is designed to provide students an overview of energy resource businesses; familiarity with industry terminology; information sources for developing a deeper understanding of important issues and decision points in the energy industry; insight into career opportunities within energy industry enterprises; and an introduction to energy industry professional networks.

    Facilitated by Executive in Residence Terri Bone
  • Healthcare – Medicine and healthcare are critical to the world’s economic future. This professional network will cover many aspects of the healthcare industry, everything from the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products, to their distribution, and the many businesses that intersect along the way.

    Facilitated by Executive-in-Residence Stacy L. Splitstone
  • Investments – The investment industry is dynamic and diverse. This network will expose students to the unique characteristics, capabilities, challenges, and opportunities associated with this important business field.

    Facilitated by Executive-in-Residence Kathy Foody-Malus

Eligibility Guidelines

Applications for the Industry Professional Networks Program are competitive. Students may only be enrolled in one network at a time.

Pitt Business students must fulfill the following criteria in order to be considered for admission:

  • Be enrolled in the College of Business Administration
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Submission of a 300-word essay explaining why they are interested in joining the network group


For more information, contact the Pitt Business Career Development Office at