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SKN STUDENTS APART OF UVI TEAM THAT WINS 2ND ANNUAL HEWLETT PACKARD BUSINESS CHALLENGE

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Four St. Kitts and Nevis Students formed part of the five member team of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) that won the 2nd Annual HP HBCU Business Challenge competition on Nov. 12, UVI announced on Friday, 16th November.

As per information released, the national competition was hosted and sponsored by Hewlett Packard (HP), a multinational enterprise information technology company. The competition is designed to inspire future talent, foster emerging careers in technology and increase student business acumen.

The SKN students representing UVI were Jamilla Connor, Joash Liburd, Joevarny Herbert and Orian Stapleton. The other team member was Gerald Bellot.

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As a result of their participation, each student will be gifted a HP laptop and printer. If the students choose to apply for one or more open internship positions at HP, they would have the opportunity to present an interview at the HP Boise and Palo Alto locations in California during the week of January 13th. While in California, they will have dinner with the President of HP.

“These students deserve all the credit for what they have accomplished. Their entrepreneurial spirit, hard work, and amazing tenacity blew the HP executive team out of their seats,” said Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Glenn Metts. “As a group they represent the quality of our students and the importance of UVI’s Entrepreneurship Initiatives which provide them with a stage to exercise their talent.”

Dr. Glenn Metts

The 2018-2019 HP program goal was to reach a greater number of students and fostering a potential stronger recruitment pipeline for the company. 

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