2014 Internal Case Competition - controlled chaos
A couple weekends back I volunteered for the 2014 Internal Case Competition. It was a great experience to set back and time - much less stressful that last year where my group and I were frantically trying to create a strategic plan, marketing campaign and solid finances for a fake perfume company.
I am a a big fan of case competitions - I even traveled to Calgary, Canada last year to complete in the Haskayne 24 Hour Case Completion with the Haskayne School of Business. Side note, want to see four outspoken and intelligent Fisher MBAs become experts about the Canadian Oil Sands Industry in less than a day? Send them to Canada and throw them into a case competition!
One thing I enjoyed seeing during my volunteering was truly how much you learn in business school. As a timer, I was able to watch several presentations - and hold up cards that said 5/2/1 minute left and STOP - yeah, I know, I am a huge deal :)
But in all seriousness, the presentations were fantastic. I am constantly in awe of the talent of my fellow classmates. The Class of 2015 is full of great presenters and very creative individuals. The Internal Case is a weekend of long nights, early mornings and learning how to communicate with your teammates. Judges aren't afraid to ask intense questions and make you defend your ideas -- or think on your feet!
Congrats on another successful Fisher Internal Case Competition weekend!