USC Sumter Students Win International Business Conference
Several USC Sumter students won awards at the Society for Advancement of Management International Collegiate Business Skills Champions in the Associates Division at the 76th Annual Society for Advancement of Management Conference.
This annual series of competitions, which dates back over 40 years, is organized by the Society for Advancement of Management and provides students with the opportunity to showcase existing skills and further develop the skills fundamental to business success.
The USC Sumter team included William Barrineau, Sydney Blass, Tykeem Glisson, Lindsay Lew, Demetrius Mack, and Christopher Rembert. The team was mentored by Santosh Nandi, Assistant Professor of Management at USC Sumter.
“Unlike last year, our current team is a representation of a very diverse set of students with varied disciplinary interests, including business. I asked them to give their best collective performances in all events. In the end, we won second place in the Overall Achievement Category team at this associate level – for the second year in a row. Certainly that proves that our students are capable of bringing national exposure to our campus. I think that students will somehow be able to relate and reinforce their SAM winning experience in their future careers, ”said Nandi.
SAM is a non-profit organization which promotes the scientific study of the principles governing organized efforts in industrial and economic life. At its annual conference, it hosts a college business skills championship that analyzes a student’s ability to function as a multifunctional manager using the skills and talents that he developed while enrolling in a college program. in business.
Schools are invited to submit a team to participate in one or more events, with a general champion being declared by the school and the individual as the SAM International Business Skills Champions.
In addition to taking second place in the overall team competition, USC Sumter also won first place for its written case study and second place for its presentation case study.
Individual honors were awarded to William Barrineau, who won first place in the improvised speech, first place in the Business Knowledge Bowl and third place in the business pitch. Lindsay Lew won second place in the improvised speech.
“We are extremely proud of the USC Sumter student team and Dr. Nandi for his mentorship of the team,” said Michael Sonntag, dean of the USC Sumter campus. “This is a tremendous achievement for these students who have once again proven themselves to be one of the best sales teams to beat.