by Melanie Takefman
JMSB will host the Undergraduate National Case Competition on February
Teams from universities across Canada will compete in two rounds of case
competition as well as a networking evening, a pub crawl and other social
Each four-member team will have three hours to analyze a case, or a company
management quandary, and present a solution. They will be judged by three
members of the business community, based on criteria like presentation
skills, and analysis.
One challenging aspect of organizing the event is attracting sponsors,
particularly because the competition is only in its second year, said
Arif Igdebeli, president of UNCC.
However, he is taking it in stride. I learned more doing this than
I do in class. When you make the call for a sponsorship, you dont
get a second chance. You either get it or you dont, he said.
Thats how the real world is.
With Zoom Media as one of the sponsors already secured, 150 billboards
across Canada will boast the UNCC poster. Organizers hope that this will
help publicize the event and that, next year, it will attract more Canadian
and international schools.
Working with Igdebeli on the UNCC executive are Angali Pradhan, Christine
Sexton, Catherine Fini, and Rahima Somji.
For more information on
UNCC, visit the official Web site at http://www.casa-jmsb.ca/uncc.