Naveen Jindal School of Management students have many opportunities to compete in the classroom, at other universities, through student organizations and in conjunction with businesses and professional associations.
Because contests frequently require participants to solve business problems drawn from the working world, contestants gain useful experience in applying what they have learned to situations they may likely encounter again in their professional lives.
Here is a sampling of how JSOM students fared in some recent competitions:
- A team of four JSOM undergraduates won the first-ever undergraduate case study competition put on by the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Texas Conference.
- A Jindal School student team won first place, $10,000 and job-interview opportunities in a national healthcare case competition put on by Humana, Inc.
- A team of full-time MBA students took home the top prize in the Turnaround Management Association’s Carl Marks Student Paper Competition.
- A PhD student took home two best paper awards from the Academy of Management annual conference.
- Two PhD students earned the First-Place Doctoral Student Outstanding Paper Award from the Southern Finance Association.
- An accounting major won a $5,000 competitive scholarship from Ernst and Young.
- A JSOM student placed in the Top 10 at the Great Northwoods Sales Warm-Up.