Lakeland business students win awards
Academics - posted on 4/10/2006
The Lakeland College chapter of Students in Free Enterprise came home with some hardware from their first competition in Chicago.
Lakeland's team, which included Ryan Holl (Plymouth, Ind.), Christy Jaeger (Cleveland), Nathan Volkemener (Plymouth), Barkha Limbu (Lalitpur, Nepal) and Kayla Ehlen (Adell), presented results of its work to 12 corporate executive judges. Lakeland won rookie of the year in its league and won runner-up in its league. Lakeland's team also participated in the career fair with many multinational firms that are looking to hire SIFE students.
SIFE is a global non-profit organization active in more than 40 countries that works in partnership with business and higher education to establish student teams on university campuses. These teams are led by faculty advisors and develop community outreach projects that reach SIFE's five educational topics: market economics, success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business ethics.
The effectiveness of their programs is judged at competition. Each national SIFE organization conducts a national competition, which is judged by leaders from its business community. At competition, SIFE teams present the results of their educational outreach projects and compete to determine which team was most successful at creating economic opportunity for others.
Lakeland's team presented a Powerpoint that outlined the evolution of business clubs at Lakeland, discussed the methods this group is using to recruit members and outside business community support and discussed current projects, such as marketing highly-successful Lakeland's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Lakeland's team is advised by Scott Niederjohn, Lakeland's Charlotte and Walter Kohler Assistant Professor of Economics and Business.
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