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  •  SCU Students take First Place at IFAMA Case Competition

    Congratulations to Alvin Chen, Tina Cosentino, Ngoc Dao, Michael Billikopf, and Zach Wise for taking First Place in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association’s Annual Case Study Competition! The team, who are all SCU MBA students, traveled to Atlanta, Georgia in June to compete in the competition.

    The IFAMA International Student Case Competition is one of many features of the IFAMA annual world conference. The Competition provides an opportunity for MBA students to participate in a simulated analysis of a business management problem. The students have a chance to apply their MBA skills and education while networking with like-minded students and businesspeople. The competition requires the students to know the strengths and weaknesses of their team members and requires independent thinking as well as teamwork and collaboration. 

    The 2013 Competition brought together students from a number of different countries, providing participants with a diverse and enriching experience. The 22 teams worked for four hours on the first case, digesting the case, developing a creative and practical solution, and building a presentation that accurately communicated their analysis and recommendations. A panel of judges deliberated over the different solutions and narrowed the pool down to four finalist.

    The final four teams included Santa Clara, University of Hawaii, Wageningen University, and Nanjing University. The top four teams proceeded to the second round and completed another case study analysis. The Santa Clara team triumphed in the second round and took home First Place! FAI is thrilled by the efforts of the SCU IFAMA team and is excited to see what else the bright students will do in the future, both at Santa Clara and beyond!

    Check out what the students had to say after the competition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEOlsQzhGbE

  •  Hunger Week: Fast and Feast!

     

     

    To end Hunger Week 2013, we will be holding a day long fast with a feast at the end to celebrate the completion of Hunger Week! Be sure to wear your yellow wristband so show your support to end hunger and raise awareness! We will be tabling during lunch hours next Monday thru Thursday, so pick up your wristbands then. Below are further details about the feast.

    When?

    Thursday May 23rd at 6:30pm

    Where?

    Lucas Patio on the 3rd Floor

    Why?

    Delicious food for all from meat-eaters to pescatarians to vegetarians!

    Raise awareness of hunger and show your support by wearing the yellow wristbands.  

    It is also a way to get involved with SCU’s newest club BTGAP, Bridging the Gap to Alleviating Poverty. The club has a lot of opportunities available for its members, so get involved now!

    How do you get a spot at this delicious feast?

    RSVP @ www.hungerweekfeast.eventbrite.com  to confirm your place at the table!

     

    We hope to see you there! Make sure to spread the word about Hunger Week by adding #scuhungerweek2013 to your Instagrams/Twitter/Facebook images of the events!

  •  Hunger Week; Volunteer to Bag Beans!

     

     

    Want to directly help prevent hunger in your local community? As part of Hunger Week, you  can volunteer to bag beans for our local farm workers! We will be redistributing 300 lbs. of pinto beans into portions of beans for a family of four and then taking them to local farms and handing them out to the workers.

    When?

    Wednesday May 22nd from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Where?

    The Forge!

    Why?

    You can directly help your local community,

    whether it’s for five minutes or an hour, it’s up to you!

     

    It is also a way to get involved with SCU’s newest club BTGAP, Bridging the Gap to Alleviating Poverty. The club has a lot of opportunities available for its members, so get involved now!

    There will be snacks provided courtesy of BTGAP.

     

    We hope to see you there! This is an easy way to positively impact our local community, as well as a great opportunity to get involved on campus in SCU’s newest club BTGAP! Make sure to spread the word about Hunger Week by adding #scuhungerweek2013 to your Instagrams/Twitter/Facebook images of the events!

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