Dynamic Learning Community: Technology-Minded Students Test Skills at Deloitte Case Competition
By Liz Warren-Pederson
Over 150 undergraduate and graduate students applied this spring to participate in the Deloitte Consulting Case Challenge, a hands-on simulation based on an actual Deloitte project.
In February, a team of Deloitte professionals presented the case study to 35 finalist students, who were then randomly assigned to teams and given a week to analyze the situation and develop a cohesive solution. The case revolved around “Neptune,” a school district with significant data tracking and IT challenges.
The first-place team consisted of undergraduate MIS major David Ware, marketing major Jordan Underhill, and engineering management major Blaine Light, along with MS-MIS student Shruti Jagtap. “It was exciting to be on a team that was motivated and willing to work through these challenges,” Light said.
The second-place team brought together MIS and entrepreneurship junior Taylor Hedberg, business management major Lily Yu, and MS-MIS students Dhaval Gohil and Dilip Rajan. “I love solving problems and helping other people solve their problems,” Hedberg said. “That's why I'm in the entrepreneurship program and why I am interested in working as a strategic, management, and technical consultant at some point in my career.”