On March 21st, the SCMA in conjunction with Chevron hosted the 4th Annual SCMA Case Competition. The case was distributed to about 36 participants, divided into 9 teams, two days prior on March 19th. Then the teams worked diligently over the next 40 hours to develop a 15 minute presentation outlining their recommendation.
In the early afternoon on March 21st, the initial presentation rounds began. Each team presented their recommendation to a small panel of 2 – 3 judges. The judging panel included representatives from Chevron and Smeal’s faculty. After the formal presentation, the judges were given 5 minutes to ask any questions.
After all of the teams presented, the top 3 teams were selected to present again in the final round. Then after the final round, the judges entered one last deliberation to determine the placement of the top 3 teams. Finally, the placement of the top 3 teams was announced and a case debrief followed. Participants were then given an opportunity to network with the Chevron representatives.
The SCMA would like to thank Chevron for their sponsorship of this case competition and look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.
-Angela Shershin, Penn State Smeal MBA ’14