Were you wondering who were those sharp-looking students on campus last week? Those were the participants of BI International Case Competition 2018!
For the third year in a row, BI Norwegian Business School invited the brightest students from all over the world to compete in solving a real business case. This year’s competition challenged the participants to provide innovative strategies for improving Orkla’s supply chain. For those of you who don’t know, Orkla is a leading supplier of branded consumer goods in the Nordic region and is the best employer in Norway according to Forbes.
Twelve teams from nine different countries had competed in finding the best solution for Orkla, and the Wharton School, one of the top business schools in the world, went off with the victory in BI International Case Competition 2018.
Ximei Li from Wharton’s winning team said: “It’s a great opportunity to learn about something in a short period of time. And to be able to meet teams from all over the world. I think there is probably not another opportunity to meet people from Norway, Denmark, Singapore all at once. And that we gather together to solve a problem. I think that’s awesome.”
And I totally agree with it! Participating in case competitions is a great way to stand out from the crowd when it comes to looking for a job or internship. There has been an increasing interest in case competitions from the business sector, so you can even connect with companies that are otherwise difficult to reach! Companies are definitely interested in hiring ambitious and promising students that go beyond the school curriculum and try their hands in solving real business cases.
So the next time you see case competitions organised at BI or any other school, seriously consider participating – you may benefit in more ways than you can imagine.