Student Conference in Business
The Siena College Student Conference in Business, developed and coordinated by Dr. Raj Devasagayam and Dr. Cheryl Buff, reflects the mission statement of the School of Business to educate future business leaders dedicated to lifelong learning. As an increasing number of faculty assign substantive research projects as part of a course requirement and the number of research based independent studies grow, SCSCB provides a venue for students to present the results of their research in this campus-wide event. Students representing every department in the School of Business are invited to submit papers for consideration in the following tracks: Marketing, Management, Finance, Accounting, and Economics. A review panel selects the best papers submitted for presentation. Distinguished paper awards and best presentation awards are presented at the conclusion of the conference. The conference also includes a keynote address by business leaders; past speakers have included Dr. William Danko, co-author of The Millionaire Next Door and associate professor of marketing at University of Albany, Mark Cattini, CEO MapInfo, and Jay Moore, Manager Global Commercial Training, General Electric. In summary, the conference provides an invaluable opportunity for faculty and students to build mentoring scholarly relationships outside the classrooms which may lead to a lifelong learning relationship between them.