Monday, March 15, 2010

Boston University Tech Case Competition

I'm going to be in Boston in a few weeks for Boston University's International Tech Strategy Business Case competition.

I almost missed out on this, but fortunately, some classmates that I befriended through the Consulting Club and my KWEST trip asked me to fill in the last slot on their team.  So now I'll be representing Kellogg among 15 amazing schools:

Boston University School of Management
Eller College of Management – University of Arizona
Fudan University School of Management, China
Haas School of Business - UC Berkeley
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
IESE Business School – University of Navarra, Spain
IPADE Business School - Universidad Panamericana, Mexico
Kenan-Flagler Business School – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
London Business School, UK
Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
McCombs School of Business – University of Texas, Austin
Queen's School of Business, Canada
Seoul National University, Korea
Sloan School of Management – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

I think it's important to make sure that you build up a good network at school so that you can hear about events that might interest you.  As I mentioned above, I wouldn't have even known about this competition if it weren't for my friends thinking of me when it came time to form a team.  From what I understand, this happens often in grad school because there are always so many things going on throughout the quarter.  Even if you choose to focus heavily on school work, extracurriculars, or whatever, allowing the socializing to fall by the wayside, make sure that you find a way to connect with your classmates.  Whether that be through clubs, social networking, or just chatting with people in class, it's well worth the cost of admission.


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