PBL team takes 3rd at inaugural business competition

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by jamesc  11/4/2019 8:44:01 AM --  SIOUX CITY, IA – Members of Northeast Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter took their business acumen to a new collegiate competition recently.

They were among seventy students from six colleges and universities to participate in Morningside College’s inaugural Business Networking and Case Competition, presented by Sterling Computers, on the Morningside campus in Sioux City. Northeast finished third in the competition.

PBL places an emphasis on helping students transition to the business world. There are approximately 11,000 PBL members on college campuses across the country.

The purpose of the event was to provide a forum for regional business students to participate in a business case competition, learn from industry experts, network with other students and business professionals, and have the opportunity to attend a career fair.

The competition began with a tour of Sterling Computers in North Sioux City, SD, before students returned to the Morningside campus to prepare and present their solutions for the case competition. Following the competition, students had the opportunity to speak with organizations at a career fair and compete in the Great West Casualty Personal Branding Pitch Competition before participating in two business breakout sessions.

Northeast students earning third place in the competition included Brook Ahlers, Norfolk; Austin Bruzek, Norfolk; Brittney Dederman, Norfolk; Anthony Cayax, Grand Island, Zamani Green, Norfolk; Elsie Magwire, Spencer; and Joshua Santiago, Norfolk.

Cash prizes totaling $1,000 were awarded to the winners of the case competition and the personal branding pitch competition.

Joining the students at the competition was Angie Shaffer and Cara Hoehne, Northeast business instructors/PBL advisors.


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Members of the Northeast Community College Phi Beta Lambda team took third place at Morningside College’s inaugural Business Networking and Case Competition recently. Pictured (from left) are Anthony Cayax, Grand Island; Brook Ahlers, Zamani Green, Joshua Santiago, Brittney Dederman, Norfolk; Elsie Magwire, Spencer; and Austin Bruzek, Norfolk.

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