COBE senior helps team to national BGS award
Radford University senior marketing major Alicia Harris was part of a team that won its category during the Team Case Competition at Beta Gamma Sigma’s (BGS) 2017 Global Leadership Summit on Nov. 2-5 in Orlando, Florida.
Judges selected Harris’ team as a winner based on their innovative and creative solution for their assigned business case, as well as presentation effectiveness.
“The case competition provided me invaluable hands-on experience that enabled me to work with a team to imagine how artificial technology will change the world of education as we know it today,” said Harris, the president of Radford University’s BGS chapter. “My team and I spent a large amount of time researching and brainstorming how we envision the future generation’s collegiate experience.”
BGS’s annual Global Leadership Summit allows its members to advance their leadership development while building relationships with fellow leaders from the organization’s chapters around the world. Since its founding in 1913, BGS has established more than 525 collegiate chapters in 22 countries.
More than 350 college students participated in the competition.
During the summit, students participated in a series of leadership sessions designed to build upon each other to culminate in an intensive team competition.
The Team Case Competition gave 35 teams of business students an opportunity to collaborate and provide a solution to a complex business scenario. Each team presented to a panel of judges and the five category winning teams showcased their business solutions to the full group of summit attendees.
Case competition judges consisted of business and community leaders, BGS’ leadership team, BGS board members and deans from AACSB accredited business programs, such as COBE.
Presentations were evaluated against established criteria, including evidence of preparation, content, consideration for innovation, delivery and discussion. Each presentation ended with a question-and-answer session with the judges.
“Presenting in front of an audience of more than 400 students and professionals was a very challenging yet an incredible experience that I will always remember,” Harris said. “I am extremely proud of the work we created and the opportunities that Beta Gamma Sigma and Radford University continuously provide for me to compete, network and reach my fullest potential.”
Radford University’s College of Business and Economics inducted 18 new student members into its BGS chapter in a Nov. 14 ceremony at Kyle Hall. BGS is limited to COBE juniors and seniors who rank in the top 10 percent of their class and MBA students in the top 20 percent.