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

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Symposium Event November 5-7, 2020
Registration Fee $25

The 13th Annual KeyBank Leadership and Creativity Undergraduate Minority Student Symposium was held on November 5-7, 2020.

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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 FCOB-keybanksymp@osu.edu 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.

 

2019 Case Competition Winners

 

FIRST PLACE TEAM

Elvis Gadtaula, SUNY University at Albany 
Catherine Bautista, SUNY University at Buffalo
Kaileb Cadet, University of Connecticut 
Sneha Arora, The Ohio State University 
Lauren Hurley, Michigan State University 

 

 

SECOND PLACE TEAM

Veronica Arrascue Quiroz, The Ohio State University 
Aarti Arun, Case Western Reserve University 
Charles Chirume, Central State University
Alexis Douglas, South Carolina State University
Gerardo Lucena, Michigan State University

 

Special Recognition Certificates Granted

Bracket I

Best Presenter: Lauren Hurley, Michigan State University
Best Q&A: Farhan Bin Amjad, University of Northern Iowa

 

 

Bracket II

Best Presenter: Aarti Arun, Case Western Reserve University
Best Q&A: Krystal Rivera, Cleveland State University