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Elon Alumni at  sponsored Case Competition 

Deloitte offered an Information Session to cover details of the competition Tuesday, February 18.
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What is it?

Elon Alumni at Deloitte sponsored Case Competition.is intended to give Elon students an inside look into the world of consulting by simulating a short project experience where the students (aka “The Team”) acts as a consulting team responsible for helping a client reach its goals. The Team will experience important components that drive the decisions consultants make when preparing for and delivering client solutions. The mission of The Team is to determine the best course of action that the client should take. The competition will allow students to experience a simulated project preparation, solution creation, and client presentation.

Overall Timeline

Elon Alumni at Deloitte sponsored Case Competition is scheduled for May 2, 2014, and  timeline is as follows:
1. Elon Faculty Brief - November 2013
2. Team Sign-up – January 27 - March 7
3. Reveal Client and Case Distribution - March 10
4. Team Executive Summary Presentation - April 14
5. Mandatory Meetings with Deloitte coach (virtual) - March 7 - March 30
6. Solution collection - April 30
7. Solution Presentation/Day of Competition - May 2
8. Winning Team Trip to Deloitte - May 8-9  
Please find a tentative “day-of” agenda in the “Competition Format” section.

Who can participate?

Each competition team must meet the following criteria:
• Consists of 3-5 members
• Be a freshman, sophomore, or junior
• Must be able to coordinate and follow a team schedule
• Meet all sign-up and other important deadlines (both from The Team as well as the competition)
• Have an interest in the consulting profession
*Note: Each team will have at least one team member whose primary major is from a different Elon School from the other team members.

Competition Format and Expected Time Commitment

The competition will be an afternoon event which allows students to experience a simulated project engagement as part of self-assigned project teams. In making this competition both dynamic and interactive, we hope to achieve a realistic representation of a “Day in the Life of a Elon Alumni Judging Team.”

Participants will be given a case to solve in the form of a packet of materials. Teams may also be receiving surprise information from the “client” throughout their solution preparation as curveballs during the competition. Teams will then present their solutions to the client, a role played by the Elon Alumni Judging Team.

The Elon Alumni Judging Team will pose as the “client” while listening to each undergraduate team presentation, asking questions after each presentation, and finally selecting the winning team using a grading rubric. Students will be required to prepare and attend the scheduled presentation for their team on the Day of Competition.  Prior preparation time commitments for each team should involve approximately 20 hours per student throughout the semester leading up to the Case Competition. Each team will select one member to serve as leader.

Below is a tentative schedule for case competition day (5 hours):

Introduction                     11:30 a.m. -11:50 a.m.                                        Introductions and welcome.
Final Q&A 11:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Take this time to clarify any final questions.
Lunch 12:05 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch is provided.
Teams Prepare for Presentations 12:45 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Teams prepare for presentations to clients.
Presentation 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Ten minute presentation, three minutes for Q&A, two minutes for group changeover (8 groups).
Deliberation 4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Presentation evaluation.
Announcement of Winners 4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Awards are handed out to the case competition winners.
Closing Comments/Informal Networking 4:30p.m. -5:00 p.m. Closing comments on the case competition and informal networking with faculty and students.

Questions? Please contact ElonAlumniComm@Deloitte.com.

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