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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. 

 


 

UPCOMING CASE COMPETITIONS:  

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

 

Telehealth Case Competition 

In a live virtual event hosted by the U.S. Army, the NSU Center for Academic & Professional Success, NSU Veterans
Resource Center, Halmos College of Arts & Sciences, and the Dr. Kiran Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, NSU
undergraduate students will have the opportunity to assess and treat patient actors via Telehealth. Leading into the live
virtual event, there will be a series of workshops aimed towards teaching students the skills, knowledge, strategies, and
best practices needed to treat patients via Telehealth. In addition, each team will be tasked with developing a research
paper that highlights trends in Telehealth and provides recommendations on how it will be utilized in the future.

Students will form teams of 3 – 5 people. Students will be under the direct supervision of army medics and NSU faculty
during the live virtual event, who will act as their judges during the live competition.

The goal is to evaluate how students performed in applying the skills learned through the workshops into a real life mock scenario.

You and your team will be tasked with developing a research paper (Minimum of 7 pages).

The Research Paper should include chapter headings that organize your paper into sections that addresses the following prompts associated with Telehealth:

- Introduction of Telehealth
- How will Telehealth be incorporated and play a role in healthcare in the future
- How can Telehealth be further developed to be inter-professional and focus on the health of the whole patient

Case Competition Info Flyer 

Want to learn more? Attend our virtual information session on Thursday, January 21th from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Register for this event on Handshake. 

Questions? Email casecompetitions@nova.edu

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