Case Competition Flyer

As a freshman of the LeBow College of Business, you represent the future. You are the face of LeBow College of Business, and now is your opportunity to shine. 
 
Alpha Kappa Psi, partnered with the LeBow College of Business, would like to invite you to participate in the Alpha Kappa Psi & LeBow College of Business Annual Freshmen Case Competition. This event exposes freshmen to case competitions, develops their presenting and case solving skills, while receiving real time feedback from business professionals. Joining this competition will give you a leg up on early co-op recruiting and networking, and is an incredible opportunity that no freshman should miss. 
 
What does the case competition entail?
In the prior years, we have had judges from KPMG, Comcast, Google, Harte Hanks, and Johnson & Johnson. Who will we have this year? 
 
The competition is a two part event. For the first part, all teams will be given a single case and will have 5 days to review the case and answer the required questions. The answers must be submitted by video format, and will be submitted to the judges for review. After the first round, three teams will be selected to move onto the final part of the event. The final part of the event will use the same exact case, but will have additional questions to answer. The final part of the competition will be presented live in front of judges, and afterwards the judges will be able to provide real time feedback based on your presentation. At the end of the event, winners will be announced, and finalists will have the opportunity to network with the professionals. 
 
Schedule:
 
Monday, November 11, 2016: Application Opens
Sunday, January 13, 2017 at 8PM: Application Closes, Look Out for Email
Monday, January 16, 2017 at 8AM: Competition Begins, Round 1
          Case will be distributed via email, with further instructions
Friday, January 20, 2017 at 12PM: Round 1 Case Due
Sunday, January 23, 2017 5PM: Finalists Announced, Final Round Begins
Finalists will receive the second part of case through email
          Those who do not move onto the final round will be notified via email as well
Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10AM: Final Round Presentations

Final round is an in-person presentation in front of business professionals
Business professional attire required
 
FAQs:
  • Do I need to sign up with a team? No, you may sign up as a single member and we will add you to a team. You have the option to sign up with a team, but it is not required.
  • Is this case competition only for certain majors? No, this case is open to any major. We encourage participation from all majors.
  • Can I record video case with my cell phone? Yes, we are looking at the execution of the case, not the video quality.
  • Is there a dress code for the video case? We have no specific dress code, but we encourage business professional.
  • What if I don’t get the email? We ask that you give us a preferred email, and a backup email so we have two ways on communication. Please make sure those inboxes are not full ahead of time. Also, if you don’t get it, your team members will have a copy. 

 If you have any other questions, please email casecompetition@akpsidrexel.org

Application form: