Four Allegheny Students Compete in Early Leaders Case Competition
Peter Adler ’16, Clayton Morris ’15, Mary Nagel ’15 and Jonas Skattum ’17 were among 41 undergraduates chosen to compete November 7-8 in the Early Leaders Case Competition at the Simon Business School on the University of Rochester campus. In a highly competitive selection process, undergraduate students from across the country were brought together in a business case competition designed to simulate decisions faced by global business leaders. Students met their assigned teammates for the first time on November 7 and immediately began working on the assigned case: a review and assessment of Cole and Parker’s start-up wholesale business, which facilitates microfinance lending through 1 percent of its sales. Each team had 24 hours to analyze the case, develop a marketing strategy, and prepare slides for a 15-minute presentation to a panel of judges on November 8. The first-place team – which included Mary Nagel and three teammates from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Knox College and Ursinus College – shared a $5,000 cash prize. A $2,000 cash prize was shared by the third-place team, which included Clayton Morris and teammates from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Knox College and the University of Rochester.