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Students in Free Enterprise

KSC management students with their trophy at the SIFE Regional Competition:
(kneeling, l-r): Taylor Galusha, Christina Alvarez, Heather Parilla, and Molly Michelnoick
(standing, l-r): Chris Gruner, Phillip Horn, Greg Devaux, Susan Albert, Dayna Coleman, Kristin Walsh, Evgeny Blinkov, Jordan Volikas, Lorin Dupuis, Tahj Russell

Fourteen management students traveled to NYC recently for the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Regional Competition, where they placed 1st Runner Up and brought home a trophy. Many of the judges and corporate attendees from national corporations congratulated the KSC students on a great year.

“Over this past academic year we have engaged in some great community service projects and networked with many of the corporations that specifically look to hire SIFE students,” said Emily Porschitz, assistant professor of management. “Diana Schaller, for example, recently secured a job at Liberty Mutual through SIFE connections that we began building at last year’s competition. Brian Prozeller from Liberty Mutual’s office in Boston came to Keene State in the Fall and spent extensive time with the SIFE students.”

“Whether or not they find employment directly through SIFE, I am certain that SIFE in general, and specifically attending the competition and job fair in New York City is a wonderful experiential learning opportunity for the students,” Prof. Porschitz explained. “Our students were extremely professional throughout the whole experience, and soaked up a taste of life in corporate New York City!”