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Dublin High School Alum Ina Deljkic to Compete for Georgetown in the Copenhagen Business School Case Competition 2016

February 21, 2016
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Team Georgetown

WASHINGTON, DC–On February 28th, three other Georgetown students and I will be on our way to Copenhagen, Denmark to represent Georgetown University in Copenhagen Business School’s annual case competition. The competition brings students from top undergraduate and graduate universities around the world to one place for a full week of events. This year, schools from Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Asia, Australia and more will also be in attendance.

What is a case competition?

At the CBS case competition, each team of four students will be given the same Danish case company and real-life business problem to analyze. Teams take on the role of consultants – each is required to dissect the case materials and prepare a comprehensive solution. After 32 hours, teams presents their recommendations to a panel of judges. The judges select one team from a pool of three to qualify for the final round. During the final round, teams present their recommendations in front of key Danish executives. Soon after, the panel of judges selects the winning university of the case competition.

The competition

Unique to CBS’s case competition, the event includes talks from top Danish and American companies, including Nordea, Velux Group, Boston Consulting Group and Dong Energy. There are multiple opportunities to attend career-building workshops and learn about the Danish business environment.

Our team

Our team consists of four students from the undergraduate program at Georgetown University (meet our team and tour Georgetown University here in the YouTube we created for the competition!) We come from four different states and represent five of six business school majors – International Business, Finance, Marketing, Operations and Information Management and Management. Each of us brings a fresh perspective, different skills and a wealth of experience to the table. The past few weeks, we spent a lot of time together developing our team and learning each other’s strengths. Depending on the kind of case we are given, we know which members will step up as leaders on the team.

Although we have yet to touch down in Copenhagen, the experience of being a part of the case team has been incredibly rewarding. We understand that successful presentations require a lot of time spent analyzing materials before moving through with recommendations. Not only have we learned how to break down a larger issue but we have also improved our presentation skills tremendously. From a team dynamics standpoint, we know how to best motivate each other (36 hours is a lot of time for one project!) and share constructive feedback with each other. In the few days leading up to the case competition, we hope that the trust we fostered in one another along with the experiences each of us brings will help us create a successful final presentation in Copenhagen.

How you can help us!

We are thankful for the support we have received so far from our families, friends, Georgetown and home communities. If you would like to show your support for our team, please like and share this Facebook post (here is the link!) Our first task is to get as much support, in the form of likes and shares on our post (shares count far more!) and we would greatly appreciate your help.

inaIna, currently a senior attending Georgetown University previously wrote for OneDublin.org about her college experience: Life at Georgetown University – A Dublin High School Gael Meets Jack the Bulldog. While at Dublin High School Ina Deljkic was recognized as a Dublin Lions Club Student of the Month (November), was named a California Scholarship Federation Life Member, earned a Gael Scholar and President’s Gold Award for Education Excellence and earned Dublin High School’s Advanced Scholar Diploma. Ina was also Treasurer of the Dublin High School Student Body (ASB). 

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