Are you interested in learning more about consulting? Do you enjoy working in an interactive team to help solve real-life business challenges?




Teams should consist of 4 current undergraduate students:

  • Freshmen or sophomore standing in any program / major

  • 3.3 GPA minimum is strongly preferred

  • Students must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.

Please submit an application below for your team by 11:59 PM January 26, 2020. Please note that you will need to submit your team’s resumes and an essay response to apply, so you may want to prepare in advance!

Each team should designate one captain to complete the application survey and email US Virginia Tech Recruiting ( with the below requested material:


  1. Resume of each team member

  2. Completed Application Template (attached) – including:

    • Team Name

    • Team Mission Statement (optional)

    • 100 words or less answers to the following questions:

      • How will your team benefit from participating in this case competition?​

      • How will your team collaborate throughout the competition to achieve success?

    • ​An essay response to the below prompt (200 words max):


Prompt: An enhanced customer experience has become the largest priority for many companies to attract consumers to their brick & mortar locations, especially in the retail industry. From self-service to personalization to just-in-time delivery, retailers have more pressure than ever to continue to rapidly innovate and transform their business to develop exceptional service. One way that retailers can innovate is through collaboration with innovation partners and other brands to help extend their reach and exposure, while introducing new ideas and tactics to their business.


Question: As a consumer in the retail industry, describe an example of an innovation in collaboration (internally or across companies) that has delivered an elevated customer experience. i.e. Starbucks and Spotify.


The top teams will be notified by January 30th, and each team member will be asked to register for the competition.

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