Explore the following volunteer opportunities to get involved with helping VEI transform students into business professionals.
We know the best way to transform students into professionals is to connect students with existing business leaders and industry professionals. VEI Mentors offer feedback and guidance for students to grow as people and professionals.Review the U.S. Firm Directory to find a firm of interest or consider serving as a National Online Competition Judge (see below) to discover firms of interest.
To explore VEI mentoring opportunities, contact Bryn Canner, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VEI runs a range of student competitions, including several that take place online. National Online Competitions Judges provide feedback to our students through judging opportunities that are “done-at-your-desk” and can take as little as five minutes. This year’s online competitions include Elevator Pitch, Website, Commercial, and Annual Report. Go to competitions.veinternational.org to register for the current competition.
Local, regional, national, and international Trade Shows are a central components of VEI’s program that allow student businesses to exhibit and sell their products and services in a competitive marketplace. Trade Show Judges evaluate day-of competitions, such as Best Booth and Best Salesmanship, as well as submission-based competitions, such as Best Business Card and Best Catalog. To learn more about becoming a Regional Trade Show Judge, contact Tyler Fugazzie, Marketing and Communications Manager, at email@example.com.
The International Trade Show, an integral part of VEI’s annual Youth Business Summit, brings together more than 180 student businesses from around the world in a competitive marketplace. Trade Show Judges evaluate day-of competitions such as Best Booth, Best Salesmanship, and submission-based competitions such as Best Business Card and Best Catalog.
This year’s Trade Show takes place in New York City on April 19, 2016 at the Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue @ East 25th Street. Contact Soteria Stavroulakis, NYC Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org about serving as an International Trade Show judge.
Business Plan Competitions are a major component of VEI’s program. Each year, student companies are expected to develop and submit a written business plan and enter a local competition to present their plans to industry professionals and educators, who serve as Regional Business Plan Competition Judges. Contact Tyler Fugazzie at email@example.com about these opportunities.
Part of the Youth Business Summit, The National Business Plan Competition (NBPC) is the preeminent business competition for high school students in the U.S and a showcase for talented, business-savvy student teams from around the country. NBPC Judges evaluate the written plans and oral presentations and provide important feedback for the teams. The 2016 National Business Plan Competition takes place at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday, April 17. To find out more about serving as an NBPC Judge, contact Nick Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because the VEI curriculum aligns to current industry practices, VEI relies on input from industry professionals. To find out more about serving as a Curriculum or Resource Contributor, contact Tyler Fugazzie at email@example.com about contributions.
The strength of VEI’s programs hinges on our collaborations with businesses and business professionals from a wide range of fields. If you are interested in sharing your time, talent, and skills with our students, please submit the form below and we will contact you to explore volunteer opportunities with VEI.