Once again, Cal State Fullerton student teams have received national recognition for their consulting projects on behalf of Southern California businesses.
Six business undergraduates took third place in the 2018 National Small Business Institute Consulting Project of the Year Competition for their advising on behalf of Keller Williams Realty, while six business graduate students took top place among master’s-level teams for their consulting with Saigon City Marketplace. The results were announced in March 2019.
Led by faculty advisors with decades of academic and professional experience in management, marketing and entrepreneurship, the consulting projects give students the opportunity to hone their business acumen while giving local companies insights from a new generation of professionals.
Since 1991, Cal State Fullerton students have won 12 national championships and finished in the top 10 in 35 cases, translating to one top 10 placement every nine months.
“Our student consulting projects challenge the students to leave the classroom and apply what they have learned,” says John Bradley Jackson, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, which oversees the program at CSUF. “Many alumni have told us that the student consulting project was the highlight of their academic experience.”