The School of Business organized its fourth annual Creative Minds Conference

Bradley Davolio, First Prize Winner

On November 19th the School of Business organized its fourth annual Creative Minds Conference. It was the first virtual edition of the conference, and turned out to be a great success! Students, faculty and staff from Woodbury University, as well as students from surrounding community colleges attended this event, and participated in a series of break out networking sessions on professional paths such as Entrepreneurship, the Finance Industry and the Entertainment Industry. Several School of Business Advisory Board members attended, and invited fellow business executives to attend as well, providing diversity, breadth and depth to the career-focused conversations in the break-out sessions.  The traditional “So You Think You Can Sell” contest was, again, a great part of the event, with students competing for prizes of $750.00, $500.00 and $250.00 by doing 1-minute sales pitches about items that were rather uncommon and not easy to place.

An online voting process amongst the entire Woodbury student body and campus community reduced the ten contestants to 5 finalists, who were judged during the conference by a panel of 5 advisory board members. The prizes were granted as follows:

  • First prize: Bradley Davolio ($750.00 sponsored by advisory board member Ahdee Abramson, CEO/founder of Pet Ventures)
  • Second prize: Victor Jarvis ($500.00 sponsored by advisory board member Neil Sherman, President/owner of American Metal Supply)
  • Third prize: Odette Hovsepian ($250.00 sponsored by advisory board member Nick Mitchell, VP Legal Council, Logix Federal Credit Union)

The fourth and fifth prizes, each representing a $200.00 gift card, went to Gurpreet Virdi and Jordan Zhang. The prizes for these participants were sponsored by Dr. Paul Sabolic, CEO Advisory, and School of Business Dean Joan Marques.

The attendants to the event were not only treated to career development advice, but also had a chance to win a total of six $50.00 giftcards in Kahoot prizes, sponsored by advisory board members Noam Lotan and Myfa Cirinna.

The event was extremely well-organized by the University CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization) student board, with strong and diligent leadership work from Eli Khalaf, Hrand (Harry) Krkyan, Dana Herrera, Victor Jarvis, Bradley Davolio, and Riske Mohammed.


Last Updated on November 23, 2020. 

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