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Alumni, students to discuss state of information technology (Released: 1/16/97)

by Richard Veilleux, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- The University of Connecticut's School of Business Administration is sponsoring a new student-alumni event Feb. 8 focusing on the state of information technology in the business world -- what's working, what isn't, and what specific skills students will need to succeed in their business careers.

The event, scheduled to run from 8:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom on the Storrs campus, includes a continental breakfast, panel discussion, time for networking and lunch and, after all the work is done, a large-screen broadcast of the UConn-Notre Dame men's basketball game.

"We have some very involved alumni that constantly l ook for new ways to stay in touch with our school and to meet our students. We think we've put together an exciting and balanced program that should be very informative and fun," said Marlene Wilson, director of external relations for the business school.

The program, "SLAM DUNK: A Career & Industry Dialogue," features a panel discussion led by faculty involved in information technology and alumni actively involved in using technology in the field. Together, they will discuss a variety of computer-related issues facing today's workplace, then break into groups, where alumni and students can discuss their fields of interest, along with skills currently in demand, and industry trends.

A donation of $5 is requested for admittance to the event. Proceeds will be distributed among student and SBA alumni groups in Storrs and at the Hartford and Stamford regional campuses. Seating is limited, and registration is necessary. For more information or to register, please call the external relations office at (860) 486-0315. Those registering before Jan. 31 will be eligible to win UConn basketball tickets.