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Company Advisors
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The Role of the Company Advisor
Company Advisors are business professionals who volunteer for a full week to guide a "company," a group of 16-18 teens, through an interactive real-world business simulation. As a CA, you'll mentor your student Company as they elect officers, make decisions for their business simulation, brainstorm ideas, develop a marketing campaign and develop leadership and teamwork skills. You are the support for the company as they navigate their way through a series of challenges designed to introduce them to the REAL world of business and careers.

Our best Company Advisors are people who have:
  • A sincere desire to mentor young adults to help them learn about themselves and their potential
  • The desire to learn more about youth, business skills and group interaction
  • A basic understanding of the business nature of their industry
  • An interest in learning more about the free enterprise system
  • A desire to meet new people, network and have fun.
  • Adaptability and a sense of humor.

Benefits of Being a Company Advisor
Anybody who has ever been a CA will tell you that the experience is exhausting. But they will also tell you that it was one of the most rewarding weeks of their lives. The benefits don't end with the chance to make a difference in the lives of teens, our CA's also say that they are better employees after they've participated in the program.

Some of the professional benefits of being a CA are:
  • A chance to network and build camaraderie with top business professionals from across the state.
  • An opportunity to improve team-building and leadership skills.
  • A challenging exercise in facilitating a group of strangers and molding them into a cohesive team that works together effectively.
  • A chance to collaborate with business professionals and educators to help shape the workforce of tomorrow.
  • An opportunity to enhance public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Allows an opportunity to market individual jobs and companies the future workforce.

Time Commitment

PFEW 2021 Dates for Company Advisors:

Week 1 - Jul. 3-9
Week 2 - Jul. 10-16
Week 3 - Jul. 24-30
Week 4 - Jul. 31 - Aug. 6
Early Training:
  May 28th (West) & June 4th (East)
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week is for one full week, running from Sunday to Saturday. CAs arrive the Saturday before PFEW begins to attend one day of mandatory training. With daily programming beginning at 8:00 a.m. and concluding around 9:00 p.m., the week is a very challenging, yet rewarding experience. CAs will have opportunities throughout the day to attend to personal or business matters.

Financial Commitment
Most companies see PFEW as a professional development tool and pay for their employees to attend. Most meals are covered by the Foundation. CA's are asked to cover their own lodging (on campus and off campus options are both available).

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Contact Information:

Foundation for Free Enterprise Education
3076 W. 12th St.
Erie, PA 16505

Phone: (814) 833-9576
Fax: (814) 833-9850
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