University of the Fraser Valley

School of Business brings home the gold

School of Business brings home the gold

UFV's winning team
UFV’s winning team

Four UFV School of Business students travelled to Kelowna with faculty advisor Kevin deWolde, to participate in the Western Canada Business Simulation Competition. The team won the gold and several top individual awards, including top VP HR award, top CEO award, and top VP Marketing award.

The UFV team worked incredibly hard, establishing early on that they would be the team to beat. DeWolde called them a “high functioning team, efficient and seamless, and we should be proud of them.”

Although the competition itself is over the span of three days, the students have been preparing since February, working with business simulation software to develop corporate strategy, write a strategic plan, and prepare a presentation.

“It was a great opportunity to participate in the simulation,” says Jarret Bainbridge, who won the top VP Marketing award. “I’m glad UFV put a team together. This has been one of the biggest highlights of my time at UFV. We all worked very hard and put long hours into this, on top of our regular courses, but it paid off in the end.

“I want to thank UFV for sending us, our awesome coach Kevin Dewolde for volunteering his time to getting us there, and the great students I had the opportunity to work with: Ryan Sorensen, Katherine Robertson, and Adam Gross.”

The School of Business is proud of its simulation team this year, and is looking forward to future participation in this competition.

See photos here.

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