SFA’s SAM to compete nationally
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013 09:02
The Society for Advancement of Management, or SAM, chapter at SFA held a fundraiser last week to earn money to finance the national case competition.
The fundraiser was held at the Nacogdoches area Walmart. Six members of SAM participated in the fundraising, including Kaitlyn Georgette, business senior and SAM president.
Georgette said they were hoping to earn between $200 and $300 at the fundraiser, but only garnered $195.
“We did get a couple of funds from other people, but we are putting that toward hotel rooms and food,” Georgette said.
SFA’s SAM chapter is participating in the national case competition held for SAM chapters all across the U.S. The competition is from March 21 to March 24 in Arlington, Va.
Georgette said the organization’s officers and advisors pick three members to accompany SAM’s vice president on the trip.
“Basically what they do is a team case competition,” Georgette said. “They have a company they have to solve a problem for, such as a hypothetical financial problem or things of that sort.”
SAM itself is an organization welcome to all business majors. SFA’s chapter currently has 20 members. “What we do is we try to gain management excellence for each of our members by going on field trips and networking with business professionals,” Georgette said.
Last year the competition was held in Las Vegas, with five SFA members attending.
“I think it’s a great opportunity as far as your resume. It is also good experience for the members,” Georgette said. “Last year we had several awards, we are hoping to bring back the gold this year.”