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

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The 7th KeyBank Leadership and Creativity Undergraduate Minority Student Symposium will be held October 9-12th 2014. Registration will open March 14th, 2014. The $30.00 early bird registration deadline ends May 15th, 2014. The registration fee will increase to $50.00 after May 15th, 2014. The final date to register is Friday, August 8, 2014.

The Fisher College of Business and KeyBank have 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 will be held from October 9 to October 12, 2014 at The Blackwell Inn, our campus hotel and conference center.

The Annual KeyBank Leadership and Creativity Symposiumis 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 will have the opportunity to join us for this exciting experience.  Participants will be 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 will be highlighted.  Students will have an opportunity to receive individual awards ranging from $300 - $500 and will receive participation allowances ranging from $200 - $400.  Selected participants will receive complimentary housing and meals at The Blackwell Inn.  A special consideration will be given to students who have student organization executive board experience (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, or Secretary) and to students who register early (dates will be posted in the near future).

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.
      
 2013 Case Competition Winners

1st place: Team F

Moises, DeLeon, Syracuse University

 

Eric Russell, Allen University

 

Stefon Towler, University of Dayton

 

Cecilia De La Cruz, University of Oregon

 

Janina Cisneros, Pennsylvania State University

 

2nd place: Team C

Yanrui Yin, The Ohio State University

 

Nnenna Cox, Florida A&M University

 

Ihinosen Dibua, University of Pittsburgh

 

Kimberly Louis-Charles, Florida State University

 

Jose Gonzales, Cornell University

 

     

 

 Preliminary Round Special Recognition Certificates Granted

Bracket I

Best Presenter: Zainab Kandeh, Ohio University

 

Best Q&A: Bianca Davis, Indiana University

 

Bracket II

Best Presenter: Tiffany Hallback, Savannah State University

 

Best Q&A: Noor Nahavandi, Pennsylvania State University