First-year Case Competition
The Yale SOM Net Impact/Consulting Club Case Competition, which is sponsored by Deloitte and was held on November 3 and 4, tasks groups of students with solving a case that mixes hard consulting skills with a social dimension. This year’s case involved Achievement First, a network of 20 charter schools in Connecticut and New York that seeks to improve achievement among urban students. The competition, which is held for the first-year class, asked the MBA students to analyze Achievement First and make recommendations on the best ways for it to expand its reach.
Danielle Wong ’13 describes her experience taking part in the competition.
Nearly half the first-year class participated in the competition, and the winning team was made up of Randy Armstrong ’13, Amanda Turner ’13, Mike Peng ’13, and Yuan Li ’13. Feng Chang ’12, co-chair of the Consulting Club, said that the competition was particularly strong this year and that choosing a winner was very difficult. "But the winning team’s presentation was the most structured, had the best understanding of the key issues, and had the most actionable items in terms of a solution," she said. "It was very impressive."