Students in Free Enterprise
SIFE is a global, non-profit organization that is literally changing the world through highly dedicated student teams on more than 1800 university campuses in more than 40 countries. SIFE offers these students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise, thereby improving the standard of living for millions in the process. Guided by distinguished faculty advisors and supported by businesses around the globe, SIFE Teams teach important concepts through educational outreach projects, including market economics, entrepreneurship, personal and financial success, and business ethics to better themselves, their communities and their countries. Each year, SIFE competitions are held worldwide, drawing together thousands of students and business leaders to pay tribute to these extraordinary educational outreach projects.
The BW SIFE chapter has won regional competitions and participated in a national competition. Learn more about BW SIFE, including how to join this organization at http://www.bwsife.com/.
When BW SIFE students traveled to Mexico, they took the entrepreneurial philosophy with them, helping the people in a remote village establish a candlemaking industry. See our Annual Reports for more information on specific projects.
The SIFE faculty advisor is Professor Phil Bessler.