Enactus/SIFE – Students in Free Enterprise Enactus/SIFE is a global partnership of business and higher education with teams on over 1,500 university campuses in more than 40 countries. The West Texas A&M University SIFE team was founded in 1994. SIFE is a student organization of the College of Business; however, membership is open to any WTAMU student, regardless of major or classification.
Why Join SIFE?
- SIFE creates a better world through the positive power of business.
- We work, we compete, and we play—SIFE is hard work, but it is fun!
- SIFE projects change lives for the better—be a part of something bigger than yourself! Make a difference in the world!
- Gain a competitive edge by learning the leadership, project management, teamwork, and communication skills not taught in the classroom.
- Gain a competitive edge by having service learning projects to balance the academics on your resume.
- Be recruited by Fortune 500 companies at SIFE Career Fairs during Regional and National Competition.
- Make friends for life.
What Does a SIFE Team Do?
Using a business mindset and an entrepreneurial approach, SIFE empowers people to improve their lives. Applying business and economic concepts in a collaborative approach, SIFE creates projects that:
• Improve the quality of life and standard of living of people in need.
• Help businesses achieve profitability.
• Protect the planet.
Each spring, SIFE competes. At competition, SIFE teams give a multimedia oral presentation outlining projects and results to a panel of judges from the national corporations that sponsor SIFE. SIFE teams named Regional Champions advance to National Competition. WTAMU SIFE has been a Regional Champion in each of the past 18 years, advancing to National Competiton.
How Do I Contact SIFE?
SIFE offices are located in Classroom Center Room 218A. Jean Walker, SIFE faculty advisor (phone: 806-651-2515), can be located in 215D CC. The 2013-2014 officers are:
- Co-CEOs/President's are Mary Dittfurth (management major from Amarillo) and Brittany Smith (general business major from Lubbock).
- Chief Operating Officer is Emilee Cavaness (accounting graduate student from Amarillo)
- Administrative/Finance Officer is Dayren Tolliver (finance major from Alabama)
- Marketing Officer is Kristen Le (communications major from Vietnam)
- CORE Representative is Rudy Cantu (management major from Wellington)
- New Member Relations Officer is Elizabeth Castillo (accounting major from Wheeler)
- Co-Tech Officers are Greg Moreno (accounting major from Wellington) and Justin Lawlis (CIS major from Amarillo)
WTAMU SIFE meets in CC 221 at 11:50 every Tuesday during the academic year.
Find WTAMU SIFE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=113935521982276&ref=ts
Find WTAMU SIFE on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/WTAMUSIFE