SIFE Chapter Recognized for Work

The Arkansas Tech University Students in Free Enterprise are national finalists in two special competitions for their work on SIFE projects this year.  The group received the honor during the SIFE regional competition in Dallas earlier this week.

The Tech chapter was named a finalist in the Sealed Air Business Ethics Competition for their work on the cultural seminar SIFE hosts each semester. The seminar brings together international students at Arkansas Tech to discuss business practices in their native countries.

The chapter was also honored in the Robert Half Interview Success Skills Competition for the mock interview program, which is entitled Job or No Job.  In the program, students have the opportunity to practice interviewing skills with company recruiters.

Twenty entries from SIFE chapters across the United States are selected as national finalists for each competition.  To earn the honor, the students had to submit an application, which included analysis of the program and ways the success of the program had been measured.

Linda Bean, advisor and associate professor of business, says this is the first time the Arkansas Tech SIFE chapter has received this honor.  She adds, “This is so exciting for these students, and they have really done a fantastic job.  I’m really proud of all of them.”

The students presenting at the regional competition included: Logan Stone, Elliot Brown, Alaxis Richardson, Levert Ricks, Brad McBride, Sam Collier, Jeffery Bridgman, Lydia Grate, Brooke Corbitt, Cheyenne Walls, Lindsey Falkenstein and Emily Miles.

The winners of the special competitions will be announced next month during the national exposition.