I have been very keen on gaining more insights into the strategy and management consulting field. This explains why I am actively involved in the consulting society and business case competition. But this time, I want to focus on sharing my experience of the business case competition.
My teammates and I decided to join the London Case Championship to have fun and gain good experience since all of us were new to business case competitions. We come from Hong Kong, Singapore and Italy. It has turned out to be one of my best experiences during my studies at Imperial.
It was quite an early start to the day at around 7am. Since there were preliminary rounds before the final competition, everyone was so well-prepared practising many different cases, preparing all the slides in advance and revising the structures. There were two rounds of elimination in total on that day.
Throughout the competition, we were truly impressed by how much a team could actually work within an hour and the others’ hard work. As for us, we hadn’t prepared much in advance because we believe that the business case competition is about testing your instant ability in structuring your answers, thinking creatively and justifying your ideas.
Thanks to our impeccable teamwork, the time went by pretty quickly through the typing sound of our keyboards and our funny jokes in between.
In the end, we were ranked as the second runner-up in the final round of London Case Championship. Although we didn’t win the competition, we were really proud of having another group of Imperial students as the winner in the competition. We were also proud of accomplishing achievement owing to our impeccable teamwork and innovative minds.
Most importantly, we enjoyed the whole experience as our teammates are also few of my best friends in London. We worked hard and played hard together.
I still remember when the judge announced that students from Imperial won the competition, we proudly screamed with joy: Imperial!