SIFE member worked with sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at DeLong Middle School in their after school, entrepreneurship program entitled “Prime Products.” The students design and manufacture a variety of products ranging from photo albums to bird baths. Advised by their art teacher, the students purchase their own materials and sell their products in school and community environments. The group donates profits to area art programs and charities of their choice. SIFE member assists students in production, marketing, and sales tactics.
SIFE members acted as experts in the use of the Junior Achievement business simulation program TITAN. The TITAN program is a daylong competition among middle and high school students to run a business. The students make decisions on R&D budgets, marketing, production, and HR aspects of the business. SIFE members helped teams develop strategies, solve problems, and acted support for their businesses.
Financial Literacy Improvement Program (FLIP)
SIFE partnered with AmeriCorps and Western Dairyland to create a financial literacy program for the local community of Eau Claire and the surrounding area. Curriculum was developed with based on a joint effort of AmeriCorps and FLIP Volunteers. The clients were located in the area by the Western Dairyland based on financial need. Volunteers and clients met weekly and discussed issues such as foreclosure, budgeting, bill collectors, and job seeking.
Going Green Initiative
SIFE member partnered with the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce and its Going Green Initiative to help member businesses become “green” certified by the city of Eau Claire. Collected data from current 16 business applications and sorted the data into relevant categories. Businesses range in size from 5-2,000 employees. SIFE member then developed different mediums in which to inform companies on available resources to help companies become a certified “green” business.
SIFE members partnered up with First Year Experience (FYE) professors to educate the incoming freshman about things like being successful on campus and in school. SIFE members surveyed the classes to see what they wanted to know more about on campus. The students were most interested in things pertaining to academic help, things to do in the city, and how to be successful in school. SIFE members then gave a presentation to the classes which included all of the things the students were most interested in.
Global Ethics Forum
SIFE members put together a forum of a top business leader at Kraft Corporation as well as a professor who has her PHD in Marketing. The two speakers talked about topics that ranged, but all had a similar theme; the differences in ethics globally and how to combat those differences. In addition to captivating the audience’s attention the presenters educated the listeners on the differences in global ethics and how to utilize them in day to day corporate America.