UC Davis’ team of Students in Free Enterprise won the SIFE USA regional competition Monday in San Francisco. The event is one of 12 such regionals taking place across the United States in March and April.
“This was definitely one of the top experiences of my college career,” Chad Scoma, co-president of the group, said in a news release.
UCD is one nearly 600 SIFE programs in the United States. Participating students use business concepts to develop community outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.
During this academic year, the SIFE team at UCD organized six projects in the Yolo County community, including “A Future in Business” where students partnered with the Early Academic Outreach Program to teach financial literacy curriculum to high school students.
The culmination of the SIFE program is an annual series of competitions that provide a forum for teams to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges.
Teams compete first at the regional and national levels, then at the international level. As a SIFE regional champion, UCD’s team advances to the 2011 national exposition May 10-12 in Minneapolis.
For more information, visit http://www.sife.org.