Undergraduate | Dec 09, 2016 | Casey Shenloogian
Consulting Cup teams move forward to finals
The semester is drawing to a close, which means two things: winter break is almost here, and the Consulting Cup Challenge is in its final stage.
What is the Consulting Cup?
In the fall, the entire sophomore class is divided into teams and assigned a Fortune 500 company. This year’s companies? Facebook, Chipotle, Johnson & Johnson, Tesla, Whole Foods, and Apple.
Throughout the semester, students complete projects focusing on their assigned companies. A final 12-minute presentation of a new initiative to help the company boost sales and productivity determines a group of semifinalists.
“This project helped me hone many skills that will be useful for my career,” said Brenna Slane, BS ’19, a semifinalist at the Lincoln Center campus. “The integration of my classes and the challenge itself really helped me grow as a business student.”
The project also had a significant team focus, as members had to work cohesively to accomplish their goals.
“I believe that our [team’s] relationship played a critical role in our overall performance,” said Griffin Hull, BS ’19, another semifinalist. “We were assigned Johnson & Johnson, and it was very interesting to learn so much about a company that is currently active and actually going through the problems we discovered.”
A select group will move forward as finalists to compete in a final round. Find out who wins it all this Monday, December 12, at the Rose Hill campus.