2013 Undergraduate Symposium

Posted: Friday, April 26th 2013 at 2:14 PM

The 2013 NAU Undergraduate Symposium centered on the theme, The Small World: Global Business Research.

The William A. Franke Bloomberg Businessweek* Prize for Excellence in Writing was given to the winners of a competition held for the purposes of encouraging and rewarding the writing and critical thinking skills of The W. A. Franke College of Business students. The article chosen for this year's competition was “Hewlett-Packard’s Free Fall” from the January 14–January 20, 2013 issue of Businessweek. On Thursday, April 25, 2013, the winners were announced after the FCB Oral Presentation Competition held in Gardner auditorium.

The William A. Franke Bloomberg Businessweek* Prize for Excellence in Writing Competition winners were:

   Honorable Mention:  Lauren Drysdale – a subscription to BusinessWeek magazine
   3rd Place: Jessica Flores - $75 award
   2nd Place: Shem Barlow:  $150 award
   1st Place: Daniel LaCroix - $250 award

The FCB Oral Presentation Competition Winners winners were:
   3rd Place: Bradley Randall – ACC - $100
   2nd Place: Cheryl Sutton, Oscar Bujanda, and XiaoXiao Wang – CIS – share $300 equally
   1st Place: Brianna Forster, Alex Dias, and Torey Schreiner – MGT – share $600 equally

Congratulations to these students for their outstanding effort.

As an additional component of the 2013 NAU Undergraduate Symposium, presentations and posters from across campus were displayed were in the SkyDome (primarily from our Economics Area) on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 11:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

* Our Bloomberg Business Week Connection

In our ongoing efforts to enhance curricula and enrich student learning, Northern Arizona University - The W. A. Franke College of Business is a proud university partner of Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. To learn more about Bloomberg Businessweek B-School Connection's resources and benefits for students and faculty members, click HERE.

Oral Presentation Competitors

Alyssa Mitchell-Chavez and Kristen Soderberg

Kevin Oskroba, Hilary Keith, Noelle Francois and Natasha Bass

Rochelle Fahey, Lacy Hamilton, Andrew Taylor, and Cassondra Walker

Bradley Randall

Brianna Forster, Alex Dias, and Torey Schreiner

Oscar Bujanda, XiaoXiao Wang, and Cheryl Sutton

Oral Presentation Criteria

The presentation accomplished its purpose in a manner that answered all major questions using relevant information and data where appropriate.   

The presenters exhibited high levels of enthusiasm & confidence. They responded fully and accurately to questions. They generated audience interest and interaction.  The pace, volume, & enunciation enhanced the presentation. Eye contact, gestures, and movement were used effectively. 

Visuals were clear, professional and enhanced the presentation

Categories: bloomberg businessweek writing competition lauren drysdale jessica flores shem barlow daniel lacroix bradley randall cheryl sutton oscar bujanda xiaoxiao wang brianna forster alex dias torey schreiner students spring 2013 undergraduate symposium