Penn State Altoona Students in Free Enterprise ranked in top 40

June 04, 2012

The Penn State Altoona SIFE team (Students in Free Enterprise) was named first runner-up in its league while competing at the SIFE USA National Exposition held May 22-24, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. The finish placed the team in the top 40 out of 577 active teams in the country. This is the team’s best finish in its seven year history.

Competing as one of 160 teams at Expo, the Penn State Altoona students presented a 24-minute multi-media summary of the educational outreach projects they developed and implemented throughout the year. They were judged by a panel of distinguished business leaders on how well they created economic opportunity by educating others.

Some of the projects highlighted in the team’s presentation included that of an ongoing employment program with the Blair County Drug and DUI courts, a partnership with a local businesswoman to turn her publishing company into a non-profit organization, and an international project focused on the women and children who continue to struggle economically from the Rwandan genocide.

In additional to competition, students had the opportunity to interview for jobs and internships during a career fair with representatives from SIFE partner companies.

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Last Updated June 05, 2012