Abby Schatzman

Student Success Stories

ABBY SCHATZMAN

What is your major(s)?
In May 2019 I'll graduate with a double major in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Accounting.

What is your success story?
I’ve had amazing opportunities as a UD student. Being an executive with Flyer Enterprises – CIO since April 2017 and manager of the IT team before that – has helped me apply what I learn in the classroom to real world projects, like launching Flyer Enterprises’ first-ever mobile app and its first ecommerce website, Rudy’s Runway. These led to great internship offers. Last summer I worked at GE Appliances in Louisville as a Lean Enterprise Data Analyst, and during summer 2018 I’ll be at PwC’s Cincinnati office as a Risk Assurance Associate.

What are your best SBA experiences so far?
I joined Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity, during my year here. This association has helped me grow and develop my professional network and skills. I’ve served on the executive board twice so far, and planned a professional tour of Washington, D.C., where sixteen other students and I visited six companies throughout that area. I’ve also enjoyed my involvement with Flyer Consulting, a pro-bono consulting practice for non-profit organizations. I’ve seen Flyer Consulting continue to grow over the past year of my involvement - the organization now has over 20 members, and recently took on its first international client.

How do you expect to carry these experiences over into your future plans?
I’ve always been passionate about technology and integrating that into whatever career I choose. Being in IT for Flyer Enterprises and working on technology-based projects for Flyer Consulting has further developed my technical skills and deepened my commitment to use them professionally. The flexibility of the SBA curriculum and program requirements allowed me to expand my knowledge to the field of accounting, which I hadn’t even thought about until I took my first ACC intro class. I’ve had some amazing professors who have inspired me to eventually earn my MBA and doctorate, and to think about becoming a university professor myself someday, hopefully at UD!

Why do you love UD?
I know everyone probably says this, but I love the people. From the professors and staff to the students, everyone is so genuinely friendly and thoughtful. I love that most students here are passionate about this school and their future. They’re willing to put in the extra effort and work to make themselves, and the university, the best they can be.

CONTACT

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2251
937-229-2416
Department of Economics and Finance