ANNUAL JA TITAN BUSINESS CHALLENGE
What is the Junior Achievement Titan Business Challenge?
- A business strategy competition in which high school students spend the day at UMass Dartmouth and compete against one another in teams of three using an online, interactive business simulation.
- The competition is uniquely designed to unleash student creativity, test leadership skills, and demonstrate the competitive nature of the free enterprise system.
Who are the Competitors?
- Over 200 high school students from area schools compete for the title of Titan Champions.
- On the day of the event, students attend breakout sessions in which trained JA volunteers discusses key business concepts that they will need to manufacture and market a fictional product called the "Holo-Generator."
- The teams are then challenged to outperform their competition in profit, sales, and market share. Each student team will be paired with a volunteer Business Mentor (someone from the community with business experience).
What's in it for the Students?
In addition to gaining knowledge about business and how to effectively make managerial decisions in a shifting economy, the top 3 performing teams win scholarships to the college or university they choose to attend. Participants also have the opportunity to tour a world-class college campus and to speak with UMass Dartmouth administrators (Financial Aid, Admissions), students, and instructors.
Financial Literacy Sponsor:
Strategy Lunch Sponsor:
Major Team Sponsors:
Team and Student Sponsors:
Advance Career Services Meganet
Barnicoat Insurance Mike Patacao
Bob Gauthier Nathan Araujo
Coastal Financial New Bedford Credit Union
Crowley and Cummings, LLC. Nick Pawlowski
Fall River Municipal Credit Union Partridge, Snow & Hahn
Greg O'Donnell Pasta House
Jaclyn Guilbert RDA Insurance
Jeff Pelletier Rockland Trust
John G. Sears & Son Landscaping St. Anne's Credit Union
Kim Frink Sue Marques
Lafrance Hospitality Vernon Miles
Mechanics Cooperative Bank Will & Anita Mendonca
"Having volunteers in our classroom shows our students that people care about them."
"Teaching Junior Achievement is one of the best things I have ever done in my life."
"I learned that I really can do anything."
"I donate to JA because I know that it is an investment in my communities future."