UM-Dearborn Information Systems Association Named a Distinguished Student Chapter

January 7, 2019

In December, the Association for Information Systems announced the recipients of the 2017-2018 Student Chapter Awards at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Conference in San Francisco.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn's Information Systems Association (ISA) was named a Distinguished Student Chapter for excelling in professional development, membership, careers in information systems, community service, fundraising and communications.

In May 2018, the student organization attended the 9th Annual Association for Information Systems Conference in Texas, where they submitted their annual report to be reviewed by an evaluation committee. During the conference, two teams of students competed in the NBC Universal Analytics Challenge, which tasked students to leverage box-office data to help forecast the unexpected successes and failures of movies. One team, which included Patrick Pinkowski, Joshua Slaviero, Nolynn Canale, Patrick Miller and Ryan Guckian, was selected to move onto the finalists round.

Leadership sessions and workshops were held during conference and gave students the opportunity to gain valuable insights from presentations on IT Project Management, Healthcare Administration Systems, and Tableau software. In addition, ISA president, Austin Decker, and webmaster, Shivam Patel, gave a presentation on the importance of public speaking, focusing on eliminating the fear of public speaking and its importance on networking and professional development. 

Students also went on company tours and networked with employees at Toyota Motor Corporation and the State Farm Insurance Group.

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