Showcase your best research and experiential learning projects, hone your presentation skills and win cash prizes.
The Undergraduate Management Poster Competition is an exclusive competition for our undergrads to present work in poster format and compete for cash prizes.
You can highlight class projects, research you conducted with a faculty member or experiential learning activities (like internships, jobs or other business-related experiences).
At the competition, you'll present your project to a judging panel of School of Management alumni, faculty and staff, and display your project.
By participating this poster competition, you'll gain valuable experience presenting your work in a professional setting that will help you in the future, whether you're defending a dissertation, or speaking at a conference or to your company's board of directors. Working solo or with a team, you can boost your public speaking skills, share your research with a wider audience and network with students and professionals.
To participate in the Undergraduate Management Poster Competition, you must be a current UB student majoring in Accounting, Business Administration or Information Technology & Management or if you are a student outside of the School of Management, you must be partnered with a current undergraduate School of Management major.
Here's what past students have said:
"It is very rare that someone will randomly start telling a peer about their global experience or applied learning experience. This competition is a great way to get the conversation started on those topics and then hopefully encourage others to pursue their passions." — Benjamin Corbett, BS '19, a past winner for Social Innovation Poster
"It was a great opportunity to bring people together and to highlight some of the amazing work our students have been involved with throughout the year. Opportunities like these make me proud to be a student and future alumni of the school." — Benjamin Gutsin, BS '19, a past winner for Global Experience Poster
"Each year the competition has been an engaging learning experience that has allowed me to test my career interests. I’m currently interested in moving forward with social media in the entertainment industry, where being able to distinguish myself from others through well-developed presentation and collaboration skills will be essential for success." — Jacob Schupbach, BS '17, a past winner for Best Experiential Learning Poster
"Performing research with a faculty mentor on an important issue has given me a great deal of knowledge on the challenges of conducting business worldwide. This competition brought that experience full circle and helped me recognize the skills I gained from it.” — Matthew Ricotta, BS '16, a past winner for Best Research Poster
Judges award cash prizes — usually from $500 to $1,000 — for Best Research Poster, Best Experiential Learning Poster and Best Social Innovation. Competition attendees also vote for their favorite presentation to win the Viewer's Choice award and an additional cash prize. Top finishers routinely earn the opportunity to showcase their work at the university-wide Celebration of Academic Excellence.
The poster competition happens in April of each year. This years 2021 date will be released during the Fall 2020 semester.