Workshops and events are specifically designed for Case Competition participants who want to prepare for the competition.
Kogod faculty and staff will lead sessions and provide important case analysis and presentation tips. Events also include a panel of judges and a panel of professionals with expertise in the case topic. Workshops are open to all competitors and it is recommended that at least one member for each team attend every workshop.
2016 Workshops & Event Series
These events will help you build skills and excel on competition day.
MEET THE JUDGES Tuesday, January 19, 6:30 to 8 pm, McDowell Formal Lounge
A panel of judges tells you what they look for in presentations; what makes a good or bad presentation and solution; and the type of questions they might ask. Enjoy refreshments, sponsored by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
FREE AGENT SOCIAL Friday, January 22, 5:30 pm, Kogod Student Lounge
If you’re on your own and looking to form a team for the competition, this is the opportunity to meet other free agents. For the past several years, free agent teams have consistently made it to the final rounds and placed well in the competition.
BREAKIN' IT DOWN: CRASH COURSE ON CASE ANALYSIS Monday, January 25, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, McDowell Formal Lounge
Do you have limited experience in working with cases? What are the important things to look for when reading a case for the first time? Professor Sicina leads a crash course on Case Analysis. Don’t miss this popular and helpful workshop.
WORKING THROUGH A SHORT CASE Tuesday, January 26, 8 to 9 p.m., McDowell Formal Lounge
Professor Elms shows participants how to analyze and respond to a short sample case. You can read the case before the workshop! There is a copy on the Blackboard site.
CREATING, ORGANIZING & PERSUASIVELY PRESENTING YOUR CASE COMPETITION SLIDES Thursday, January 28, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Hughes Formal Lounge
The Kogod Center for Business Communications builds on the same short sample case that Professor Fowler used in Part I to guide participants through best practices in persuasive presentation and organization You may attend even if you missed Professor Fowler’s workshop. Try to read the case (available on the case competition website) ahead of time. Refreshments will be served.
PANEL OF EXPERTS Wednesday, February 3, McDowell Formal Lounge 6-7:30 pm, Introductions and Q&A
A Panel of Experts, executives with expertise in the case topics, will answer your questions and give you insights into the case. Names of panelists will be revealed when the case is released! Refreshments will be served following the event.
THE BUSINESS LIBRARIAN IS IN: REFERENCE QUESTIONS ANSWERED Wednesday, February 3, (by appointment) - email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule Thursday, February 4, 5:30-7 p.m., Kogod Lobby Friday, February 5, 12-3 p.m., Kogod Lobby
Consult with business reference librarian Michael Matos on how to most efficiently access powerful business evidence to support your solution.
PIZZA BREAK FOR TEAMS Thursday, February 4, 7 pm, Kogod Terrace Lounge
Work with your team and enjoy pizza and beverages courtesy of the K-LAB.
REHEARSE WITH THE CENTER FOR BUSINESS COMMUNICATION Friday, February 5, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Kogod Conference and Breakout Rooms
Teams will be required to sign up in advance; space is limited.
REGISTRATION OPENS Tuesday, November 10 at 12 pm.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR FREE AGENTS Thursday, January 21, 11:59 pm (note that this may end earlier should registration capacity be reached before the deadline).
RESUMES DUE FOR JUDGES TO RECEIVE Tuesday, January 26, 11:59 pm on Blackboard.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ALL COMPETITORS Monday, February 1, 11:59 pm (note that this may end earlier should registration capacity be reached before the deadline).
CASE RELEASED Tuesday, February 2, 11:59 pm on Blackboard.