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2014 KeyBank and Fisher College of Business Leadership & Creativity Undergraduate Minority Student Symposium

The 7th KeyBank Leadership and Creativity Undergraduate Minority Student Symposium was held October 9-12th 2014

Fisher College of Business and KeyBank collaborated to provide undergraduate business and engineering junior and senior students a three-day intensive camp on leadership, creativity, product innovation, spreadsheet management, entrepreneurial thinking, persuasive communication, and the art of "putting it all together." The 2014 KeyBank Leadership and Creativity Undergraduate Minority Student Symposium was from October 9 to October 12, 2014 at The Blackwell Inn, our campus hotel and conference center.

The annual KeyBank Leadership and Creativity Symposium is a natural extension of KeyBank's recruiting efforts partnered with Fisher and many of the College's peer institutions.

Each participating university has the opportunity to nominate two ethnically under-represented students whose GPA is at least above 3.0 (preferences 3.4 or greater). About 40 students from business and engineering programs are annually selected to participate. 

This three day event will provide a competitive forum for skill building in the following areas:

Leadership training

Creativity and the power of creative thinking

Product innovation and new product development

Spreadsheet management and analysis

Entrepreneurial theory and practice

Persuasive communication

Approximately 40 students from universities around the country had the opportunity to join us for this exciting experience.  Participants were involved in an intensive series of workshops focusing on the areas listed above.  Thanks to the generous and active involvement of the KeyBank organization, specific examples of the banking industry were highlighted.  Students had an opportunity to receive individual awards ranging from $300 - $500 and to receive participation allowances ranging from $200 - $400.  Selected participants received complimentary housing and meals at the Blackwell Inn.  A special consideration was given to students who have student organization executive board experience (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, or Secretary) and to students who registered early.

For additional information contact the KeyBank Coordination team at KeyBankSymposium@fisher.osu.edu or 614.292.1978

Modules for the Symposium

Leadership

What do we know about effective leaders? Who are they? What traits do they possess? What practices do they implement in leading organizations? Effective leadership can trigger the value chain in organizations, or it can become the single biggest obstacle to overcome.

Creativity

This module is linked with the product innovation module. It will introduce students to the power of creative thinking by taking them through problems where creative solutions are demanded.

Product Innovation

The students who participate in this module will understand the process of innovation, propose new product ideas, and defend them in a formal presentation setting.

Spreadsheet Management & Analysis 

This module will help students understand the use of spreadsheets in management decision-making, as well as guide them through a routine management problem where they make decisions based on spreadsheet analysis.

Entrepreneurship

This module takes students through the process of evaluating new ideas and the steps needed to implement those ideas.

Presentation Skills      
Effective presentation skills are critical to your professional and personal success. This module focuses on presentation style for different audiences, content, and how you can deliver an effective analysis of a challenge or problem facing an organization.
      
 2014 Case Competition Winners

1st place: Team 1B

Isabella Mongalo, Cornell University

 

Raquel May, The Ohio State University

 

Michaelangelo Hayes, Morehouse College

 

Xiyu Zhang, University of Oregon

 

Kamree Maull, University of Cincinnati

 

2nd place: Team 2H

Allison Jones, Bethune-Cookman University

 

Angela Zhou, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Fan Yang, The Ohio State University

 

Clinton James, Morehouse College

 

Daniel Miller, University of Toledo

 

 

 Preliminary Round Special Recognition Certificates Granted

Bracket I

Best Presenter: Isabella Mongalo, Cornell University

 

Best Q&A: Jinggang Ng, University of Notre Dame

 

Bracket II

Best Presenter: Serge Gaba, The Pennsylvania State University

 

Best Q&A: Clinton James, Morehouse College