Desautels Preparatory Case Competition

06 Feb, 2012

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Professor Donovan gives a preliminary introduction to case frameworks

The Desautels Amabassador Committee hosted their first annual case competition for CEGEP students on Saturday, February 4thin the Bronfman building. The Desautels Preparatory Case Competition (DPCC) is first and foremost a recruiting event under the MUS’ External portfolio, with the aim of giving a realistic preview of student life to potential BCom candidates.As the very first event of its kind, DPCC was met with very favorable responses from CEGEP students. “Participation was high,” says Joel Taillefer, VP Sponsorship and Finance, “we had to increase the capacity of the teams.” The various CEGEPs involved faced no selection process to participate, and included Dawson, John Abbot, Lionel Groulx, Marianopolis, and Vanier.

The DPCC gave participants a chance to visit the school, work in the facilities, and understand the various roles and representatives within the faculty by directly meeting the people involved. Though marked as a case competition, this event effectively extended beyond the academic realm, and showcased a more holistic perspective of what a “Bronfman BCom” has to offer.

Other than the case crack and presentations, the program included organizational behavior activities, a business plan proposal activity, and a preliminary introduction to case frameworks by Professor Donovan. Throughout the various activities, teams were coached, judged, and guided by Desautels students. The day-long competition concluded in a catered cocktail where winners were announced and, more importantly, where participants had a chance to mingle with McGill staff and students.

Originally conceived by last year’s Ambassador Committee, the organizers worked closely with Career Services to turn former ideas into a reality with the contributions of generous sponsors. Given all the preparation and the successful outcome, DPCC is likely to continue to receive much popularity in the upcoming years.


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