Eighteen teams of Texas A&M University students competed Feb. 9 in the Mays 2018 TAMU Case Challenge competition, hosted by Mays Business School. As part of the competition, the teams presented in front of nine management consulting judges and three sponsoring consulting companies.
Judges included professionals from Deloitte, Accenture, Trenegy, PwC, a former McKinsey partner, and Texas A&M faculty. Undergraduates of all majors and disciplines were welcome, and a total of 18 teams with 72 participants registered to compete.
The teams were competing for a cash prize and a chance to travel and represent Texas A&M against other accredited universities. The teams also had the opportunity to network with industry professionals, gain insight into working in the consulting industry, and develop their practical case skills.
The winners for this year’s case challenge were:
First place – The Blockchain Smokers:
Robin Herrington ’18 – Business Honors
Joshua Anderson ’18 – Business Honors
Blake Harvey ’18 – Business Honors
Maggie Talbot ’18 – Business Honors
Second place – The 12th Case:
Joseph Scott ’19 – Finance
Hayley Eckert ’18 – Computer engineering
Cameron Dawley ’18 – Industrial distribution
Chris Bettiol ’18 – Finance
Third place – Team 18:
Arijon Horvat ’18 – Management information systems
William McCanless ’19 – Mechanical engineering
Mutaharah Wani ’19 – Industrial engineering
Karisa Coe ’20 – Business Honors
Kathryn King-Metters, an executive professor of management, coordinated the competition.