ZIPD Business Conference

ZIPD Business Conference

Nov. 7 - 8, 2019 - Save the date!

Since its inception in 2011, nearly 9,000 Zeigler College of Business (ZCOB) students have participated in the annual ZIPD Business Conference. This opportunity provides students with the possibility to network, connect, and interact with successful business professionals, to provide an invaluable, high-impact learning experience in preparation for future careers.

Last year's conference provided over 1,500 students the opportunity to meet, network with, and learn from over 106 business professionals. Conference highlights included:

  • 30 Conference Presentations and Workshops
  • 54 Panel Discussions
  • Executive/Student Roundtable Luncheon Discussions
  • Microsoft Presenting Sponsor Keynote

Business Sponsorships

Opportunities provided at the ZIPD Business Conference are not possible without the invaluable support from our sponsors. Your contribution will afford your company exposure to hundreds of business professionals. “Business Industry Luncheons” are an exceptional opportunity to attract qualified applicants to your organization for internships and employment upon graduation. These special lunch sessions provide you the time to interact with ZCOB students in a face-to-face setting, highlighting your particular industry and business.

Sponsorship Opportunities

ZIPD Business Conference '18

ZCOB Alumni/Connections

The annual ZIPD Business Conference is proud to host hundreds of top-notch business professionals, a majority representing our successful Bloomsburg University Alumni. These individuals willingly share their business expertise, connections, and wisdom with our students, allowing a robust exchange of ideas and experiences. Each business professional takes on the role of Mentor during the conference and provides invaluable insight for our students to grasp, gauge, and grow.

2018 ZIPD Business Conference participants

2018 ZIPD Business Conference Agenda

Thursday, Nov. 8

  • Networking Breakfast - Conference participants connect with each other, ZCOB students, faculty, staff and administration
  • Panel Discussions & Workshops
  • ZED Talks, FIVE professionals inspire with ten minute mini talks about engagement, innovation and impact
  • Business Industry Recruitment Lunch, - Private lunch session for ZCOB students interested in a specific business industry
  • Student Networking Lunch - Table Discussions
  • “Walk The Mock” - 24 students pair up with 24 professionals. Each student experiences one- 20 minute resume review with one professional, one- 20 minute mock interview with one professional and one- 20 minute speed networking session with 8 professionals to practice their elevator speech and make valuable business connections
  • KEYNOTE: Jim Hanna, Microsoft, Director of Datacenter Community Development
  • Networking Reception
ZIPD Conference Check In

Friday, Nov. 9

  • Networking Breakfast - Conference participants connect with each other, ZCOB students, faculty, staff and administration
  • Panel Discussions, Workshops and Individual Presentations
  • President’s Luncheon - hosted by BU President, Bashar Hanna
Mock Interviews

ZIPD Business Conference Lodging

To receive a corporate discount when making your reservation, please book directly with the hotel, not online. In order to take advantage of the discount, please mention ZIPD Business Conference. (Some of the hotels will release all blocked rooms early in October. Each hotel has different availability as far as check-in and check-out dates.)

The Inn at Turkey Hill
991 Central Road
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
1.3 Miles, 3 min.from campus

Comfort Suites
120 Plaza Drive
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
5.7 miles, 8 min. from campus

Econo Lodge
189 Columbia Mall Dr.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570- 387-0490
4.1 miles, 9 min. from campus

Hampton Inn
255 Paper Mill Rd.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
2.5 miles, 9 min. from campus

Fairfield Inn
1065 Alliance Park Dr.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
2.4 miles, 6 min. from campus

Holiday Inn Express
14 Mitchell Dr.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
4 miles, 8 min. from campus