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What is the DEAL Expo?

The DEAL (Display of Efforts, Aptitudes and Leadership) Expo is an exclusive UB School of Management competition in which undergraduate business students can showcase their work in poster format to compete for cash prizes during the UB Spring Open House. The competition accepts many types of management projects, including those from classes, outside research, internships, work and other experiences related to business. School of Management alumni, faculty and staff serve as judges for the event, and posters are displayed throughout the open house for current and prospective students and their families.

Why was the DEAL Expo formed?

The idea for a student showcase emerged through an undergraduate research project in organizational behavior. The students had a phenomenal learning experience, wrote an article about their findings and presented at the UB Celebration of Academic Excellence in 2012. Their success inspired the DEAL Expo as a platform for future School of Management students to highlight their best work for their peers and professors, as well as alumni and other members of the university and local community. In the spirit of its founding, the event continues to encourage student research opportunities and participation in the university-wide Celebration of Academic Excellence.

What can students win?

Cash prizes are as follows: $750 for best research project, $750 for best applied experience and $500 for best poster. In addition, top finishers are invited to showcase their work at the UB Celebration of Academic Excellence.

When is the DEAL Expo?

This year's event was held at 9 a.m. on March 28, 2015. For more information on the DEAL Expo, contact

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