Students In Free Enterprise

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Students In Free Enterprise

Who Are We?

SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) is an international network of student, academic and business leaders who have made a commitment to create a better world with better leaders—individuals who have the ability and are willing to put forth the effort to make a meaningful contribution to their communities, and are working together to improve the lives of others.

Working in partnership with business and higher education, SIFE mobilizes university students around the world to use the knowledge gained in the classroom to address real world business and economic issues in their communities. SIFE students form teams on their university campuses and develop outreach projects that teach market economics, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, personal success skills, and business ethics.

Make A Difference In Your Community

College students are often criticized for being apathetic, uninterested in the world around them, and disengaged. At SIFE, we don't believe that's an accurate description for young people today. In fact, we know it's not and the activities of SIFE students are the evidence of this.

Every day, out of their own initiative, SIFE students make a difference in their community by helping people develop a better understanding of how our free enterprise system works and how to use this information to empower themselves and achieve new successes. The efforts of individual SIFE teams touch the lives of thousands of people each year, but the collective efforts of the more than 1,000 SIFE Teams are changing world.

As a SIFE student, you'll be a participant in one of the largest and most impactful worldwide student organizations. You'll have an active hand in writing the history of your generation and know that at least at one time in your life you helped to change the world.

As a member of a SIFE team, you'll face challenges and learn from experiences that you simply can't find in a classroom. Actually, you will make the transition from being a student to becoming a teacher yourself. And through the process of organizing a team, developing and implementing free enterprise educational projects, finding funding for your efforts, using the mass media and presenting your teams accomplishments at a SIFE Regional Competition, you'll develop teamwork, leadership, and communication skills far beyond those of most college students. You'll be preparing for the real world by facing real world challenges.

When it comes to planning for a career after college, SIFE students have two things in common – their experiences as a SIFE student have better prepared and qualified them, and their participation at SIFE events provides them with unparalleled access to the country's most successful executives and entrepreneurs.

Every year hundreds of SIFE students start their careers with SIFE donor companies. You'll have this same opportunity by utilizing the many career services that will be provided to you as SIFE student. Some of these opportunities include:

  • fall career fairs
  • on-line job postings
  • SIFE USA Regional Competitions and National Exposition and Career Opportunity Fairs

There aren't many times in life when you have the opportunity to be declared the very best at something. Participating in a SIFE team will provide you with just that opportunity, to throw your hat in the ring and compete against SIFE teams from other colleges and universities around the country.

You'll compete against schools much larger, and perhaps more well known than yours and also schools much smaller than yours – but in SIFE it's an equal playing field. Your team's competitive success won't be pre-determined by your school's name or enrollment but rather by the level of your team's energy, creativity and commitment to making a difference.

And if your team is good enough to be named the SIFE USA National Champion, then you'll have the once in a lifetime chance to represent your country at the SIFE World Cup in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and compete for the title of “World Champion”.

Members and Officers

Advisor:

Dr. Jack Kirby (367-4223 )

2008-2009 Officers:

President: Kara Woods

Vice President: Chris Skoloski

Treasurer: Neil Basta

Secretary: Utsav Gartaula

 

Members:

John Lorenz

Michael Prutsok

Sean Long

2007-2008 Officers:

President: Ka-Fung Nicholas Hui

Vice President: Chris Skoloski

Treasurer: Corey Gabbert

Secretary: Kara Woods

2006-2007 Officers:

President: Rebecca Johnson

Vice President: Precious Counsil

Treasurer: Chris Skoloski

Secretary: Michelle Robertson

Awards

2007-2008

National Third Place - Individual Topic Award - Entrepreneurship

Individual Topic Award Finalist - Entrepreneurship

Individual Topic Award Finalist - Success Skills

2006-2007

Cleveland Regional Competition Second Runner-Up

2005-2006

Cincinnati Regional Competition First Runner-Up

How To Join?

We have meeting every Tuesday from 12:30 - 13:25 at JH118 or Contact Dr. Jack Kirby (jkirby@fairmontstate.edu)

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Event Pictures

2007 SIFE Training Conference

2007-2008 SIFE Team Officers

2007-2008 SIFE Team & Barnes Learning Center SIFE Class Students

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