A group of Full-time MBA students from the David Eccles School of Business recently traveled to Boulder, Colorado, to compete in a case competition hosted by Net Impact, an organization dedicated to sustainability in business. Team leader and MBA student Whitney Williams shared her thoughts on the experience. Whitney writes: 

I think I might be addicted to case competitions.

What’s a case competition? I asked the same thing when I started working on my MBA in 2012. A case competition is an event where students are given a case written around a business problem and asked to analyze the problem and present their solution to a panel of industry experts. Undergraduates and graduate students can participate in case competitions, and there are literally hundreds of competitions around the country and the world dedicated to any topic you can imagine, from social entrepreneurship to health care.

I traveled to Boulder, Colorado, for my fourth competition–the Net Impact Case Competition–hosted by the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Graduate Net Impact Chapter. Net Impact is a leading national nonprofit in the field of sustainability. Their mission is to “empower a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world,” which they accomplish with their network of over 50,000 students and professionals sharing job opportunities and educational resources.

Our four-person team (Tania Bashford, ’15, Stu Barnes, ’15, Chad S