CSU Fullerton Business Cases Place Nationally

Back in February, we ran a story on this blog titled “CSUF Student Entrepreneurs Place in National Business Consulting Competition.” It’s a good post, you should read it.

On March 27, California State University, Fullerton ran a story on these same students titled: “National Honors Add to Business College Record.” Here’s a bit of it:

This year’s third-place finishes in both the undergraduate and graduate categories makes this the 22nd year that teams have won or placed in the top 10 of the Small Business Institute Student Consulting Project of the Year Competition.

Overall, Titans have taken the national title 10 times since 1991 — most recently in 2012 — and placed in the top 10 every year but one. (See Case Study in Victory)

“Once again, our students have proven themselves against other student teams from across the country,” said John Bradley Jackson, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, which connects student teams with clients.

“While our winning record is well-known,” he added, “every semester students report that they learned more doing their consulting projects than in any college class or program.”

And here is what a couple of the MBA students had to say about their experience:

“I loved seeing the passion of a nonprofit,” said William Wojciak of Yorba Linda. “We were asked to help define the Eddie Nash organization as a statement and a solution to supporting foster youth in Orange County. This would include creating a recognizable and relatable brand, developing a comprehensive business model to increase awareness of the nonprofit and its cause, and furthering the outreach that had been single-handedly spearheaded by Bryan since the Eddie Nash Foundation’s inception.”

“The outstanding motivator for me was that I genuinely felt connected to the enterprise,” said Ozhen Aziziershadi of Aliso Viejo, “and I was really inspired by the life story of the founder of the organization.”

For a refresher on what the CSUF Student Consulting Program is all about please watch the following.