CIS Club Students Tour the Alltech Facilities
On Fri., Oct. 25, 2013, eight students from EKU's Computer Information Systems (CIS) Club accompanied by Dr. Robert Mahaney, Professor of Information Systems, toured the Alltech, Inc., facilities in Nicholasville, Ky. Students experienced firsthand the typical day of an Information Technology (IT) professional.
The CIS Club is a student run organization open to any student interested in IT and is advised by Dr. Mahaney. This organization provides a bridge between the modern business world and the current CIS major curriculum. These CIS Club students participated in the Alltech tour:
- Tri Adhikari (junior), Lexington, Ky.
- Matt Baker (senior), Georgetown, Ky.
- Steve Coleman (senior), London, Ky.
- Mohammad Taha (senior), Chicago, Il.
- Logan Wallen (senior), Monticello, Ky.
Recent EKU graduates of the CIS program were invited to join students on the tour to share their perspective on transitions from college to workplace:
- Josh Burns (summer 2013), Irvine, Ky.
- Amjad Khan (spring 2013), Lexington, Ky.
- Matt Vallandingham (spring 2013), Wilmore, Ky.
“The curriculum does an excellent job of providing students with IT skills,” explained Mahaney, “but most of our students don’t quite understand the business atmosphere they’ll soon be working in.”
The tour of Alltech provided an eye-opening experience on what future employers expect from students and which skills are most desired. Alltech is located in central Kentucky and has employed several EKU alumni in recent years.
- written by Andrew J. Stofleth, Student Assistant
EKU College of Business and Technology
Dr. Robert Mahaney
Published on October 25, 2013