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Beyond the Classroom

Winners of the Sweet 16 Sales Competition 2016 from L to R: Avery Wolfe (3rd place); Max Dickstein (2nd place); John Roeckl-Navazio (1st place); and Austin Burback (4th place).
Sweet 16 Sales Competition Winners 2016 from left to right: Avery Wolfe (3rd place); Max Dickstein (2nd place); John Roeckl-Navazio (1st place); and Austin Burback (4th place). 

To get the most out of a college experience students should be challenged academically, but also have the opportunity to develop personally and professionally. The College of Business provides students with numerous opportunities to expand their personal horizons by participating in student organizations, local, regional, and national competitions, through work on community projects, internships, research projects with professors and more.

 College of Business acounting students help local community members with our award-winning IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Our professional sales students consistently place in the top three during various sales competitions. College of Business Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) have recently traveled to Moscow, Russia, and Seoul, South Korea to assist in the SAGE World Cup entrepreneurship competition. Up against hundreds of investment teams, including teams from top-tier schools such as UCLA, Cornell, and University of Chicago, the College's finance students in the Investment Club often find themselves among the top 10% in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group Trading Challenge. These are just a few examples of our students applying themselves and learning beyond the classroom. 

Our students have boundless opportunities beyond the classroom and recruiters have taken note. The balance of rigorous academic preparation combined with work-ready personal and professional development equals students who are ready to succeed.