The JD/MBA Student Group had a successful first semester as an official club, sponsoring two events that connected law and business students. We were able to answer questions of potential joint degree students and form a mission and vision for the future of the Club. This semester, we are working to create a connection with joint degree alumni to discuss various career tracks available to these students and will be co-sponsoring several events at the law school to expose business students to important legal issues. Any thoughts or ideas for the Club are welcome.
The Strategic Consulting Club has focused on restructuring throughout the ’09-’10 school year. The club has a newly developed leadership team and solid first year membership. The club still has room to grow but is off to a good start. Traditionally, the club takes on a student-led consulting project during the year. This year, in order to grow and foster membership, two projects have been initiated. With the growing interest, a need for Consulting Club events has been brought to the attention of the leadership team. As we move into the spring semester, the two student-led projects will be in full swing, the club will move forward with plans for a Consulting Club event, as well as prepare for the transition in leadership.
Compete to Find Corporate Sustainability Solutions in a Case Competition using Live Data with $5,000 in Cash Prizes
This unique case competition will focus on finding solutions to recycling challenges at International Paper and Staples, using real-time data. Selected finalist teams of first-year graduate students will have the opportunity to work closely on the case with executives from International Paper and Staples via a series of conference calls from February to June 2010.
Prizes include $5,000, free Net Impact Conference registrations, a travel stipend, and annual passes to the National Parks to the winning team, as well as $1,000 stipend for finalists.
The application deadline was just extended to February 3!
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Compete in the Pioneer Employer Case Competition: Raising Wages, Increasing Profits with $10,000 in Cash Prizes
Can investing in front-line factory workers actually improve your bottom line? This case competition focuses on the story of Al Fuller, the co-founder of Integrated Packaging Corporation (IPC), who dramatically improved the standard-of-living for his employees while also turning his company’s fortunes around. The competition challenges teams to analyze and propose solutions for IPC, and gives finalists the opportunity to present their analysis to Mr. Fuller himself at the 2010 Net Impact Conference. In addition to the case analysis, the competition will require students to work with MBA faculty and administrators to integrate cases involving improved standards for workers into their MBA program.
There are $10,000 in cash prizes! The Intent to Compete form is due February 11, 2010.
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Please note only students who are enrolled through the fall semester of 2010 are eligible to compete.
This might be a bit early, but I just wanted to let you know of an exciting opportunity to be a part of the 2010 conference in Louisville, Kentucky on Oct 1 and 2.
Many of you expressed interest in attending the conference last year, so I just wanted to give you all a heads up, so you can start budgeting for this trip as you land those summer internships.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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