Robinson Team Wins Deloitte Technology Consulting Challenge
ATLANTA – A team of graduate students from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business won first place at the Deloitte Consulting 101 Workshop held in Atlanta. The winning team, Beta Nu Zeta, included three graduate students in the MS-IS program: Liqi (Lily) Zha, Pulkit Bhatnagar, and Victoria Nwobodo. In addition to the recognition, the team also received a cash prize.
This annual challenge invites undergraduates and graduates from Atlanta-area universities, and took place on Sunday, April 6, and Sunday, April 13.
Deloitte explains that this annual event helps graduate and undergraduate students understand what role technology plays in helping companies solve their business problems, and how consultants are helping to solve those problems. This year’s workshop featured training exercises to help develop presentation and communication skills, hands-on technology consulting projects, and the consulting 101 case competition.
From more than 30 team applications submitted, Deloitte selected five teams to move into the final phase. This year all five finalists were from Georgia State University. Winning team member Pulkit Bhatnagar described the process, “The teams were given information about a fictitious company’s business-related problem and asked to find a technology-oriented solution. Then, we were required to gather information, conduct primary research, hold mock interviews with internal stakeholders and vendors, and finally make a 15-minute pitch to the company’s management, followed by a question and answer session.”
The winning team members were excited to put the theories from their classes into practice, and look forward to sharing their experiences with their classmates.
The largest business school in the South and part of a major research institution, Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has 200 faculty, 8,000 students and 75,000 alumni. With programs on five continents and students from 88 countries, the college is world-class and worldwide. Its part-time MBA is ranked among the best by the Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, and its Executive MBA is on the Financial Times list of the world’s premier programs. Located in Atlanta, the Robinson College and Georgia State have produced more of Georgia’s top executives with graduate degrees than any other school in the Southeast.