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What is a Case Competition?

A case competition starts with the presentation of a “problem,” fictitious or real, from an employer or campus partner. The case is usually presented as a short story or case with accompanying data to illustrate key aspects of the situation. A student or team is asked to identify how they would solve the problem and submit their solutions. The top student submissions will be selected to present to a panel of judges. 

Why participate in Case Competitions?

Case competitions provide an avenue to show employers or campus partners the value you can add to your specific career industry. You will be using classroom stills/knowledge to provide solutions to “real world scenarios”. This is a great selling point on your resume and an ideal avenue to apply the skills needed in your industry. 

Sharks will not only gain hands-on experience in their field but also will be competing for prizes and/or scholarships. 

Past Prizes... 

  • Offers for internships or full-time positions 
  • Three-day cruise
  • $1,000 scholarship 
  • Gift cards 

How do Case Competitions work?

Each case challenges students to utilize critical thinking skills to assess the case study and develop viable solutions that will be evaluated by an expert panel of judges. Top solutions will be presented to a panel of judges including representatives from the individual company, campus partners, and NSU faculty. 

Need more information? Here are some of our past Case Competitions to get you inspired: Past Case Competition Descriptions  

What do I get for participating?

Each competition will have incentives for the winners and participants. Each employer or campus partner is required to provide a prize for the winning team (e.g., scholarships, gift cards etc.) Each student will receive one ExEL unit credit for the completion of a case competition. Meet with your Career Advisor to learn more about this amazing opportunity and steps needed to receive ExEL credit. 




Ready to dive into the deep end? Learn more about our upcoming case competitions below: 


Immigration Policy & Election Campaign Case Competition 

You are a candidate seeking a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from a constituency in South Florida. You and your campaign team are charged with developing a bipartisan immigration policy to unite your constituents on this issue. This will be your signature issue and you hope that once in Washington you can lead a push for a major immigration reform bill that will attract support across the aisles.   

Once you and your team (of up to 3 individuals) have established your policy, you are then tasked with presenting your campaign position to the audience in your constituency.  You will also hope through national media exposure to present it to a wider audience. Identify common myths or perceptions of voters in South Florida regarding immigration.  Place immigration as a South Florida issue into the large national debate.  

The goal is to gain the support of voters in your constituency while also appealing more broadly to the American people by creating an effective marketing plan and identifying key stakeholders that will be impacted by your policy.   

Develop a 5–10-minute video and an accompanying two-page immigration manifesto (proposal/essay) pitching your policy and campaign marketing idea to our judges. 

Case Competition Info Flyer 

Want to learn more? Attend our virtual information session on Wednesday, September 9th from noon – 1 p.m. Register for this event on Handshake. 

Questions? Email 

Health Communication Toolkit Case Competition 

The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) has issued multiple teams to create a Health Communication Tool kit educating the South Florida Community on common food borne illnesses and antibiotic resistance associated with it. The goal of this Toolkit is to provide the public helpful suggestions and resources to guide best practices within the South Florida community before, during and after an outbreak. As a part of your communication toolkit you’re expected to also assess and address the challenges in food safety as it relates to the antibiotic resistance of the foodborne illness.  

You’re one of the USDA’s teams (1- 4 members per team) selected for this initiative and have been tasked with selecting a food borne illness which will be the focus of your health communication tool kit. The goal of this health communication toolkit is to educate, prepare, and assess implications associated with this food borne illness and antibiotic resistance within the South Florida community. Your team will submit your Health Communication Toolkit and Video Proposal to be reviewed by the USDA Team (faculty judges).  

Case Competition Info Flyer 

Want to learn more? Attend our virtual information session on Thursday, September 10th from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Register for this event on Handshake. 

Questions? Email 

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