Showcase your best research and experiential learning projects, hone your presentation skills and win cash prizes.
The Undergraduate Management Poster Competition (formerly the DEAL Expo) 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 or Business Administration.
Here's what past students have said:
“The DEAL Expo is a great opportunity to network, showcase your experiences and brush up on your presentation skills. Through talking with many prospective students and their families, I was able to share my experiences and reflect on all the great things I was able to do in the School of Management." — Rohan Kapoor, BS '16, a two-time Open House Choice award-winner
"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. The DEAL Expo 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 Open House 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 Undergraduate Management Poster Competition is held annually each spring. This year's event will be held from 2-5pm on March 28, 2019. To sign up, complete the registration packet and submit it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or return it to 204 Alfiero Center by February 26.