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

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Symposium Event November 4-6, 2021
Registration Fee $25

The 14th Annual KeyBank Leadership and Creativity Undergraduate Minority Student Symposium will be held on November 4-6, 2021.

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Fisher College of Business and KeyBank provides undergraduate business and engineering junior and senior students with a three-day intensive camp on leadership, creativity, product innovation, spreadsheet management, entrepreneurial thinking, persuasive communication, and the art of negotiation. 

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

Each participating university will have the opportunity to nominate up to four 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 will be selected to participate.

This three day event provides 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 and the art of negotiation

Approximately 40 students from universities around the country will have the opportunity to join us for this exciting experience. Participants engaged 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 will be  highlighted. Students will receive $200 participation allowances. A special consideration was given to students who had 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 or 614.292.6467.

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.


2020 Special Awards for Exceptional Participation



Tejasvi Ahuja – University at Albany, State University of New York

Diego Alvila – Providence College

Melanie Burgos – Allen University

Gabrielle Darko – Spelman College

Sterling Dozier – University of Alabama

Briana Fletcher – West Virginia State University

Shalyn Foster – Ohio University

Wacuka Gitahi – Xavier University of Louisiana

M’Kaila Isom – University of Alabama

Julian Alonzo – Allen University

Francisco Lopez – The Ohio State University

Claudia Ochoa – Lindenwoood University

Jessica Outlaw – South Carolina State

Jayda Rogers – The Ohio State university

Meredith Sims – Michigan State University