GBSN SocLog Competition
Join This Great Opportunity - the earlier you join, the more time your team has to work on a case! As members of the Global Business School Network, UConn School of Business students can enter and compete in this global opportunity. Students (both graduate and undergraduate) are challenged to identify and solve a Social Logistics issue. Social Logistics is a unique opportunity to interact with other disciplines and utilize one another’s expertise to create business solutions with a focus on social responsibility and awareness. You can sign up with our Global Business Programs office as an individual or as a team. We will organize teams for all (the goal is to have mixed teams of undergrad and grad students) and provide support throughout the process. Register early to have more time to work on your case!
Step 1: Connect with Arminda Kamphausen at Global.firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.
Step 2: Identify a local problem. Utilize your logistical knowledge and training to improve a societal access problem. Be sure to identify the community of this problem, the multiple stakeholders involved, and most importantly, how this solution supports one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Step 3: Pull together your team. Teams can be multi-disciplinary, 2-5 students and from grad or undergrad levels.
Step 4: Develop a unique and implementable solution that can be used in a locally-relevant context. Demonstrate that solution in a creative format. This year, GBSN encourages highlights of technology disruptions or solutions.
Step 5: First round submissions due October 22.
Deadline to Sign Up to Participate: Friday September 29th
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Questrom 50K Sustainability Case Competition
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS COMPETITION ARE NOW CLOSED UConn is one of 20 Institutions invited to participate in the Boston University Questrom $50K Sustainability Case Competition. This opportunity asks interdisciplinary/cross-program student teams to grapple with and develop solutions for real-life sustainability challenges. Global Business Programs Office will organize teams for all (the goal is to have mixed teams of undergrad and grad students) and provide support throughout the process. The overarching theme of the case competition is on Sustainability, with the following objectives:
- Seek to solve a current real-world problem
- Develop solutions that will be commercially and practically viable to build and implement, and ultimately generate a profit and/or support further sustainability initiatives.
Step 1: Connect with Arminda Kamphausen at Global.email@example.com.
Step 2: You can join as an individual or as a team. Global Programs staff will organize mixed teams of Grad and Undergrad students and provide support throughout the competition process, including helping you register your team.
Step 3: Attend the info session on September 14th, 5:00pm.
Step 4: Deadline to register teams - September 16th.
Step 5: Receive Case/Problem/Issue - September 18th.
Step 6: Each team will be required to submit a 2-page solution on the provided issue for the first-round deadline by October 8th.
APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
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U21 Global Citizenship
APPLICATION WILL OPEN SPRING 2024. The U21 Global Citizenship program, offered each spring, is an experiential online program that develops the skills and competencies students need to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG). The course will focus on the UN SDGs and equipping students to act in these areas to become Global citizens.
Students will be:
- Equipped to take rapid action on the Sustainable Development Goal that they choose
- Ready to challenge preconceptions and better inform other people's perspectives
- Better connected to U21 students around the world