Maximizing Your Performance

Case competitions are where talent from various industries converges.

Notoriously competitive, this is where you meet top talent, represent your school to the best of your ability, quickly build your business acumen, and meet professionals and future colleagues from across the country. To help you prepare, we recommend that you practice doing cases under the conditions that will be present at the 2017 DCC and review the overall criteria our judges will be evaluating you on.

Overall Judging Criteria

Note that this is not prescriptive and is to be used for guidance.

  • Introduction and Issue Identification (clear understanding of critical issues and identification of fatal flaws; effective framing of problem)
  • Qualitative/Quantitative Analyses (extensive and relevant)
  • Alternatives (distinct, detailed explanations, logical rationalization for final decision)
  • Recommendations and Implementation Plan (justification, realistic and practical, supported by analysis and financials, detailed, risk mitigation strategy, convincing pitch)
  • Q&A Period (ability to defend proposal, consistency, participation of all team members)
  • Overall Presentation Style (creativity, visuals, opening/closing statement, communication skills)

Sample Presentations

To help you in your preparations, we have also put together a list of sample presentations from other case competitions. Note that, once again, these are not prescriptive and are primarily intended to provide first-time case competition participants with an understanding of general presentation style and format.

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