SIFE is a nonprofit organization that gives students the tools to learn the free enterprise system in a real working situation. SIFE challenges students on more than 800 college campuses nationwide to take what they're learning in the classroom and use their knowledge to better their communities. Guided by faculty advisors who are named Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellows in honor of the late Wal-Mart founder, SIFE Teams establish a variety of community outreach programs that teach free enterprise. For example, they teach concepts such as budgeting, accounting, and supply and demand. They help budding entrepreneurs get their plans off the ground and mentor at-risk students, inspiring them to reach for their dreams. SIFE was started by corporate America in 1975 as a way to offer college students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise.
What We Do
"Preparing our community for the changing global market. One individual at a time."
UNCP - SIFE is interested in making a difference in the world. One of our major projects is to work with our local community, engaging them in entrepreneurship workshops so that they can make their American dream come true.
Who Are We?
SIFE is one of the biggest student organizations on the UNCP campus. We consist of a great mix of majors, such as Business, Biology, and Education, but also Psychology and Nursing.
Being a part of SIFE can only benefit you. SIFE will help you gain knowledge of how the business works in the real world, but you will also strengthen your presentation and leadership skills.
SIFE works with local and national companies. For example, Walgreens is a great supporter of SIFE and many members have found their career with them.
If you are interested in joining our team, click here.
Updated: Friday, May 13, 2011
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