King’s Business Students Bring Home Third Place
King's Leder School of Business students were awarded third place in the Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition.
On March 12, a group of King’s students travelled to Calgary to participate in the Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition held at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). The team from King’s was awarded third place in a competition against 13 other teams from across Alberta.
King’s team was made up of five Leder School of Business students including Jenae Charlebois, York Dudiak, Courtney Mason, Anika Stork and Faith Carnegie. The team was presented with the case on Friday morning. By Friday evening the team had developed a power point presentation and suggestions for the company, YYC SOLEdiers. On Saturday morning, the team were given 12 minutes to present their business model and five minutes for a question period from the judges.
“I think the best part of the experience was being able to apply what we learned in our business classes to real life competitive scenarios. Our proposal applied multiple aspects of business - from accounting to marketing to organizational behavior,” states Dudiak.
YYC SOLEdiers is a Calgary based community that unites sneakerheads to buy, sell, and authenticate sneakers safely through Facebook. The team was tasked with helping YYC SOLEdiers find new and creative ways to build their business beyond social media and the bi-annual shoe swaps they currently host. To prepare for this competition, the team worked with Ralph Troschke, Interim Dean of the Leder School of Business, who provided sample cases in the weeks leading up to the competition.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the community that we were able to develop through this experience. I had previously worked with each member of the team individually and I think that we worked really well together. Our hard work paid off and I am proud of what we accomplished together. I am excited to work as a team in the future again,” explains Charlebois.