Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Case Competition in Paderborn

Yesterday we had the case competition at Uni Paderborn. The day started with a welcome from Martin Schroeder, the Associate Dean of the Business College, and then Dr. Andeas Eggert presented the research he is working on involving the concept of Value-Based Selling. This was followed by a presentation by Dr. Eckert on how to give better presentations. Then the real fun started. Teams of 2 German students and 3 or 4 WMU students had 4 hours to work together to create a case solution. We reconvened at 4pm and each team made a 15 minute presentation. After we all freshened up at the hotel or home we got back together at the Paderborner Brauhaus for a celebration dinner. Since it was a beautiful night we sat in the Biergarten and had a wonderful meal and even better companionship. The best part of the day and the evening was the way the students embraced each other and the friendships formed and the lessons learned. It was definitely one of the best days on the trip.

The photos below are the groups and the students at the Brauhaus celebration dinner.

The Groups......

This was the Winning Team!

Some casual shots of the students at the Paderborner Brauhaus Biergarten

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