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Through rigorous planning with multiple organizations, LSU SIFE held the 2nd annual Unplug Competition from February 22nd thru March 22nd. Before the competition's kickoff, we held 22 educational seminars to educate students on ways they can reduce their carbon footprint without taking drastic measures. In addition to the educational seminars, students signed a pledge to reduce their waste and become more energy efficient.

Hands on Credit

Becoming wealthy is a matter of managing your money properly. Realizing this LSU SIFE invested over 70 hours in creating a financial literacy program to tackle the poor money and credit management of college students. We created a 22 page "Hands on Credit" booklet covering topics such as creating a budget, applying for credit, credit management, paying off student loans, and buying insurance. Thinking outside the box, we setup a booth outside of the Student Union to attract many students to increase their financial literacy knowledge.

Merit Badge Day

Our commitment to providing positive outlets for today's youth in the Boy Scouts of America continued on Saturday March 6, 2010. LSU SIFE in partnership with the Sewell Eagle District of the Istrouma Area Council held our 5th annual Merit Badge Day. SIFE members organized leaders to teach 35 badges, reserved classrooms and coordinated registration, assisted with lunch, and taught 5 merit badges. SIFE members taught the Personal Management, American Business, Auto Mechanics, Salesmanship, and Entrepreneurship badges. Overall SIFE committed 464 hours to ensure that this extensive project was a success.

Interview Seminar

LSU SIFE prepared students for the workforce by hosting our 4th annual Interview Seminar. This year the seminar incorporated Dean Eli Jones of the E.J. Ourso College of Business and LSU career services. Dean Jones conducted mini mock interviews with students during the seminar. In addition, LSU Career Services educated students on networking during career fairs and business events, on proper etiquette during networking, dress attire, learning about your interviewer, and the importance of hand written thank you notes.

Walgreens Wrangle

We attended Walgreens Wrangle hosted by Southern Arkansas University for the 2nd year in a row. We created a marketing plan for a struggling entrepreneur in an attempt to rejuvenate his business. We presented our marketing plan in a 15 minute presentation to a panel of judges. Our experience from the Walgreens Wrangle will come in handy as we prepare for SIFE's National Exposition.

Louisiana State University
Department of Economics
2107 Patrick Taylor Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Email: sife@lsu.edu
Office Phone: 225-578-3793