SIFE team takes regional honors

SIFE trophyApril 10, 2008

RINDGE, NH - This year's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team won first place honors at the SIFE regional competition in Warwick, Rhode Island. The team shared first place honors with another New Hampshire institution, St. Anselm College.

The achievement marked the fourth regional championship won by Franklin Pierce students in eight years of competition, and earned the team a trip to competeat the National Championship in Chicago.

Founded in 1975 and active on more than 1,400 college and university campuses worldwide, SIFE is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with business and higher education to give students tools to learn the free enterprise system in real working situations that benefit communities.

This year's SIFE team at Franklin Pierce University completed 15 community and business-based projects throughout the Monadnock region and internationally.

Three years ago, the Franklin Pierce SIFE team earned a trip to the national finals in Kansas City where students were able to network with dozens of Fortune 500 executives who serve as judges. The team didn't win the national contest, but three students received job offers on the spot, two secured internships and others were able to schedule interviews.