DECA U Guelph had another successful year at DECA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC) with two U of G business students bringing home multiple top awards at the competition in Washington DC over the weekend.
Held annually, the competition welcomes over 1,500 collegiate DECA members from multiple countries to compete in intense case competitions focused on marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
A team of U of G business students have been awarded one of 17 AIM2Flourish awards – a United Nation’s supported academic competition that celebrates real sustainable business innovations. The U of G students were chosen from 503 essay submissions from across the world.
Students are asked to submit essays to AIM2Flourish that best meet each of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). AIM2Flourish identifies the essays that best communicate each of the 17 SDG’s.
Real estate and housing students wrapped up a successful semester of case competitions last month, hosting and competing at the University of Guelph Undergraduate Real Estate Case Competition in Toronto.
The competition was held at Deloitte’s head office on March 26th, and hosted 12 teams from across North America. Awards were available to teams placing in the top 4, as well as teams with the Best Financial Analysis, Best Sustainability Features, and Best Market Analysis.
U of G’s team – Pendulum Developments – placed second in the competition.
The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang not only brought the world’s best athletes to South Korea, it also brought tourists from around the world to cheer them on. Now that the Games are over, the post-Olympics influx of tourists is just beginning.
Two U of G teams, consisting of primarily U of G BComm students, are among the AIM2Flourish 2018 Flourish Prize finalists, which includes 63 finalists from 28 business schools across 15 countries.
The two U of G teams include:
Providing the Power to Grow – written by James Apps, David Garden, Brandon Kolar, Anees Khan, and Olajide Ebun from the University of Guelph, under the direction of Professor Ruben Burga.
U of G business students are helping educate local high school and elementary school students on how businesses can think and act more sustainably.
The group – called My World, My Choice – is an educational mentorship program where junior and senior students in the Guelph community are taught to develop business projects that are not only profitable, but are also beneficial to society and the environment.
On Tuesday, March 13th the College of Business and Economics teamed up with Gryphon Football to host an afternoon dedicated to the #HeForShe campaign, the UN-led campaign for the advancement of women and gender equality. As part of the campaign, we had the privilege of hosting award-winning business journalist Amanda Lang on campus to speak with our students and the community about how to embrace discomfort in order to become more resilient and successful.
On February 28th, the College of Business and Economics hosted their college 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition in order to decide upon two finalists to advance to the University of Guelph’s final competition. The competition is a university-wide competition for graduate students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in three minutes or less, to a panel of non-specialist judges.
Five U of G business students have given up their comfort this week and will spend 5 full days and nights living outside in Branion Plaza in support of 5 Days for the Homeless. The national initiative sees universities across Canada raise awareness of youth homelessness, and raise money in an effort to stop it from happening in our communities.