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Kolodzik Business Scholars selected for KeyBank Leadership & Creativity Symposium

Submitted: 9/1/2009 8:55:55
  • Three UC College of Business undergraduate students have accepted invitations to participate in the 2009 KeyBank Leadership & Creativity Symposium to be held at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University in October.

Marvin P. Kolodzik Business Scholars (KBS), Andrew Oydejei, Bryant Shannon and Ryan McGuire have been selectedto participate in the 2009 KeyBank Leadership & Creativity Symposium in October. The symposium will offer an opportunity for selected students to strengthen their entrepreneurial and leadership skills while broadening their creative thinking abilities.

Offered as a partnership between The Ohio State University and KeyBank, the three day workshop, will allow students to take part in four different modules where they will explore decision making through spreadsheet analysis, the process of product innovation, entrepreneurial theory and practice, and the art of persuasive communication. Fourth year operations management student Ryan McGuire is excited about the experience that the symposium presents him, "This opportunity will be a good chance for me to try and stand out from a crowd of very talented students. I will incorporate the skills and knowledge I learn from this symposium to both my work and to the leadership conference I run." McGuire is a co-director for the You See Potential Leadership Conference, a conference for promising high school students to expand their leadership abilities. Ryan McGuire is also a Darwin T. Scholar and a member of the College of Business Tribunal.

These three Kolodzik Business Scholars will participate in the camp with 37 other juniors and seniors from various colleges and universities across the country. All students attending the symposium needed a minimum GPA of 3.0 and were chosen based on their application, personal essay, resume and involvement with extracurricular activities. Junior marketing major Bryant Shannon is eager to apply what he will learn from the symposium to the organizations he is involved with at UC, "Whether it is with the Student Alumni Council where I serve as Vice President of Membership or with Student Government where I will be serving as the Associate Vice president of Special Interests, contributing to UC is a considerable part of my life?With interactions like the symposium, I will be better equipped for challenges that face me on campus and in the years to come".

The KeyBank Leadership & Creativity Symposium will take place October 15- October 18, 2009 at The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business.