NJCU 2018 POSTER and ORAL Presentation Business Student Research Showcase Competition


Call for Posters and Oral Presentations

The third Business Student Research Showcase is scheduled for Friday, April 27, 2018 in the Harborside 2 Skyline Room. Students are requested to submit research projects, presentations from a class project and/or individual capstone projects. Members of the NJCU community, alumni, friends, and the public are invited to attend.  Invitations have gone out to President Sue Henderson and the Provost of the University.

The showcase will celebrate the achievements of business students by highlighting the creativity of students engaged in research in their business courses, independent studies, and extra-curricular activities.

Best Presentation Award for Both Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students

The competition will consist of two separate categories: a poster presentation category and an oral presentation category (15 minute oral presentation, and 5 minutes question and answer period), and will include separate competitions for undergraduate students and graduate students. There will be a grand prize winner in both the poster presentation and oral presentation, with 2 runners-up in each category. Winners of the poster and oral presentation competition will be announced during the showcase. The presentations could be either a co-authored group presentation or a sole-authored (individual) presentation. Participants are permitted to compete in both categories, by submitting both 1 poster entry and making 1 oral presentation, if desired.

 Important Note for Poster Competition Participants:

For students participating in the Poster Competition, please review the section titled: Poster Requirements, which is located under the Business Research Showcase Poster Session Guidelines (attached along with this distribution).

Awards for best presentation:

  • Best Oral Presentation: Grand Prize Winner (best presentation), and 2nd, and 3rd place runners-up
  • Poster Presentation: Grand Prize Winner (best presentation), and 2nd, and 3rd place runners-up.

 Special Award for Best Faculty Advisor:

When students submit their abstracts (either poster or oral completion), they will be asked the name of their faculty advisor. The faculty member most involved in advising students who are participating in the competition will officially be recognized at the awards ceremony, and will receive a plaque from the School of Business. 

Benefits to Students Who Participate

Students will benefit from this showcase by gaining experience in public communication and interacting with the invited guests, judges, and many members and friends of the NJCU community.  This will be a great networking opportunity! Additionally, participants will receive public recognition of their efforts, with the possibility that some students may wish to include successful entries as an item on their employment resume.

Instructions for Submission – Abstracts and Final Posters

Abstracts submission dateAll abstracts (summarizing your oral presentation, poster presentation or both), should be submitted no later than Friday, April 9, 2018, and should be submitted electronically at https://goo.gl/forms/bj4I61bB6RU6qTgu1]. Click the link and follow the instructions for submitting an abstract.  The author (or authors, if a co-authored work) should submit the abstract. All abstracts should be less than 500 words. All presenters should be identified through the submission. The title of the presentation should be included in the abstract. The Business Student Research committee will send you a receipt for your submission; if you don’t receive the receipt, please contact the committee at mbell@njcu.edu

Final posters submission date: Final posters should be submitted no later than Friday, April 20, 2018.


  • Abstract Submission Deadline (Posters and oral presentations): April 6, 2018
  • Completed Poster Submission: April 20, 2018.

Acceptance Notification

Accepted presentations will be notified no later than April 13, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).

Other important Dates

For Poster Presentation

  • Poster Presentation Competition: Thursday, April 26, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Awards Ceremony: Thursday, April 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

For Oral Presentation

  • Presentation file submission: Friday, April 20, by 11:59 p.m.
  • Oral Presentation Competition: Thursday, April 26, 12:30-2:50 p.m.
  • Awards Ceremony: Thursday, April 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Contact Information

You can contact the Business Student Research Showcase Committee if you have any questions.

Further Information

Poster Session will be displayed at the Skyline conference room from 1:00 to 6:30 p.m. The competition participants should be present for the show at 2:50 p.m.; the jurors will visit each poster and ask questions. The posters will be taken down at 6:30 p.m. after the award ceremony.


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