Vanier BDC Case Competition 2016

 

“Not only did the content provide a considerable test of our skills acquired through classes, the event itself proved to be an amazing networking opportunity with other students across the country”

This is the 8th year Sheridan College has participated in the Vanier Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Case Challenge. This year, Pilon School of Business students Arden Brown, Codie Black & Donald Giancoulas competed against 33 other Colleges across Canada.

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Codie Black, Peggy Barnwell, Donald Giancoulas, Keith Barnwell & Arden Brown (from left to right)

The Sheridan team spent several hours every week preparing for the Vanier BDC Case Challenge with their coaches. “The Vanier BDC Case Challenge was a great experience!  Not only did the content provide a considerable test of our skills acquired through classes, the event itself proved to be an amazing networking opportunity with other students across the country,” remarked Donald Giancoulas.

Each college was given the same case study in isolation and asked to develop a marketing plan to address specific problems and recommend solutions, which they then presented to a full-house public presentation judged by industry and academic leaders. Participant Codie Black commented noting that the “competition was an unbelievable experience that I am so grateful to have been a part of. My teammates Arden and Donald, were seriously top notch. I could not have asked for a better team to have presented with and work beside throughout this process.”

This year, third place at the Vanier BDC Case Challenge went to Joliette College, St. Lawrence College – Kingston placed second and first place went to Saint College. Congratulations to all of the competitors for their hard work and dedication

Special thanks to Peggy and Keith Barnwell who continually prepare our Sheridan students for the competition with their excellent coaching and guidance.

Below is a brief video highlighting this years’ competition with input from the students who participated.

V. (2016, March 7). Vanier College BDC Case Challenge 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb2lRGmFWlQ

By Sheldon Samlall

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