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PGCC 2020 Case Competition

By solving a real-world case in a time-constrained setting, you will gain research skills, teamwork, critical thinking, and communications skills. COMPETE Compete against students from other top US institutions LEARN Solve a real-world case and learn from your teammates, opponents, judges, and client NETWORK Network with judges coming from top-tier consulting firms during happy hours

Description
Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and in accordance with the University of Pennsylvania’s recommendations to reduce the risk of illness, PGCC is postponing the 2020 Case Competition to the fall semester. We apologize for the inconvenience but our priority is to hold a case competition that provides professional development and networking opportunities that are safe for everyone involved.


Eligibility​
Anybody currently enrolled in a non-MBA graduate or professional degree program (PhD, master's, MD, JD, etc.), as well as postdocs. No prior case/business experience needed!

Format:​
This will be a one-day event. You will work in teams of 3-5 students. We will release the case ahead of time and your team will submit your slides to us before your arrive. On the day of the competition, there will be two rounds of presentations with a period of slide revision in between. Winning teams from the first round will proceed to the second round. Teams will be judged by consultants from top consulting firms, including McKinsey, BCG, L.E.K., and ClearView.
Prize
Prizes:
Top 3 teams will receive a cash prize.
1st place: $1200
2nd place: $800
3rd place: $500
Individual prizes will also be awarded.