You’ll spend the week with a group of 16-18 students formed into a
"company" – the critical ingredient of
PFEW...and the primary
"learning" place. Your duty, to the company, is to help the students
organize and assemble information so they can make sound business decisions.
But you do NOT make those decisions. You're the consultant! In such role, your
questions will stimulate the students’ thinking and reacting process.
During the week, your company will operate 12 business quarters...determining
selling prices, marketing costs, production, research and development, advertising
strategies, capital expenditures, inflation, and so much more. You’ll have ample
opportunity, between company meetings, to interact with your students, creating
teamwork and a sense of camaraderie that grows much stronger as the week progresses.
Keep in mind that you’ll be well informed on all aspects of PFEW prior to your
actual participation. You need not have a particular background or area of expertise
to be an effective Company Advisor.
As long as you care about young people, you’ll be a tremendous asset to the
program. Remember, too, that a PFEW staff member will always be right "there"
to assist you.
for a printable copy of our Company Advisor flyer.
Guest speakers are one of the most vital parts of Free Enterprise Week – they’ve
impressed and inspired some of the best and brightest high school students for years.
PFEW has had individuals representing career fields such as law, finance, engineering,
manufacturing, advertising, environmental protection, computer technology, politics, and
even a nationally syndicated cartoonist! If you are interested in contributing your
time for this truly unique and rewarding opportunity, don’t hesitate to contact
to learn about
just a few of the
individuals who dedicate
a portion of their
summers to come and
talk to the students at
On Friday, each student company is responsible for both a Stockholder’s and Advertising
Presentation. The scoring for the Stockholder’s and Advertising segments each count 25%
towards the highlight of the week which is the naming of the overall “Top Company’.
The judging, therefore, is extremely important to the students. To complete each PFEW week,
at least four judges per competition are needed.