STRONG 2019: Hornets Imagine Tomorrow's Solutions is an academic competition where students present ideas about how to improve their lives, their community, or their career field to regional employers. Participating students will be eligible for an award. Students' parents, family members, friends, peers, and the community are invited to listen to student presentations. Student presentations will show how they can put what they learn at Sac State to use to improve the community of those around them.

The Academic Showcase will take place Friday, April 12 from 9 am - 2 pm (Location: Riverview Hall Conference Room).

In Round 1, students make a 15-min appointment between 9-11:30 am and are matched with 2 judges who have expertise in the student's area of interest. Students have 5 minutes to present a problem-and-solution pitch, and 5 minutes to answer judges' questions. The top 6 students will be invited to present in Finalist Round, from 12:30-2pm to a group of judges. Three students will win a cash award. 

The purpose of this event is to help students be career ready and practice interview skills.

This event is free and open to the public; Sac State undergraduate and graduate students can compete for one of three awards.  (Location: Riverview Hall Conference Room).

If you would like help with your STRONG poster or help to develop your idea come to our Info Sessions!
Location: Library 12 Training Room
- Thursday, March 14th from 12 - 1pm
- Friday, March 15th from 10 - 11am
- Tuesday, March 26th from 12 - 1pm


STRONG is Sac State's
"Shark Tank-style Competition!

Friday, April 12 2019 from 9 am - 2 pm
Location: TBD
Round 1 Presentations: 9 am - 11:30am (15-min appointment with 2 judges)  
Finalist Presentations: 12:30pm - 2 pm (presentation to a group of judges)
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STRONG 2017 Graduate Winner

Allie Boyd, Communications Student
Category of change: Career/Financial Wellness
Project: Enhancing Dialogue on Careers in Communications Studies
Award: $1,000


STRONG 2017 Undergraduate Winner

Rachel Singleton, Mechanical Engineering Student
Category of change: Intellectual Wellness
Project: Improving Undeclared Students’ and Change of Major Academic Experience
Award: $1,000