What does a team look like?
Successful case competition teams must work together closely and intensely. Teams should be groups of 4-5 people from the
same university (graduate students of which there is
at least one MBA student) with varied expertise and experiences. It is important to get to know each other well and utilize strengths to execute tasks related to the challenge. Assigning roles and responsibilities thoughtfully, to ensure that the team can learn to communicate and collaborate virtually in the stressful case competition environment, can maximize the impact that a team is aiming for.
What are the expectations from the teams?
One person per team must to confirm participation for semi-final and final. Teams will be notified of their selection for the semi-final case preparation on Oct 14, 2020.
Selection of teams is blinded and is based on whether the team has a strong understanding of the topic, knows individual strengths and gaps, and demonstrates the passion and commitment to envision an implementable solution. Shortlisted teams will have the opportunity to work on a real business challenge presented by Danaher Diagnostics and prepare a 5-minute video pitch which is due by Oct 30th 23:59 EST. On Nov 4, the final 9 teams will be shortlisted and have a unique opportunity to present their solutions live on zoom to a panel of experts from Danaher Diagnostics.
What does the day of competition look like?
Check our day of competition agenda here.
What platforms will be used for communication?
Zoom – For the first time, the Carey Business School Annual Case Competition is completely virtual and will be conducted via Zoom. We believe that Zoom provides us with features that will enable an easy and effective channel for teams and judges to interact. We recommend that every team member familiarizes themselves with Zoom prior to the event here
Slack – We wanted to provide finalist teams with an easy channel to communicate. This year, we will be using Slack to ensure a team always stays updated and can communicate with each other, and a case competition organizer, throughout the event. We recommend that every team member familiarizes themselves with Slack once shortlisted.
How do I meet people and form a team in this virtual environment?
We understand that this new learning environment can be challenging for those who are not used to networking online and making new connections. We encourage you to try some of the following ways to meet new people to help you form a team:
- Join the
Danaher Case Competition Facebook Group
- Sign-up to our mailing list so we can keep you posted of Case Competition updates
- Attend your school’s virtual networking events, student organization virtual events, and happy hours
- Express you interests to people on your Healthcare Student Club’s social media platforms
- For Johns Hopkins Students, join the
JHU Case Competition Team Networking LinkedIn page