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Georgia Tech placed third out of 250 teams in the world in the Deloitte Case Competition.
Georgia Tech placed third out of 250 teams in the world in the Deloitte Case Competition.

Georgia Tech Team Places Third in Deloitte National Case Competition

Georgia Tech students placed third out of 250 teams in the Deloitte National Case Competition.

The team included Georgia Tech Scheller College business majors Zach Steinfeld and Mia Weinstein as well as industrial engineering majors Sarah Both and Ali Mac Jinks.

More than 250 teams from around the world began the competition, including seven from Georgia Tech.

Seventeen teams were selected in regional case competitions to compete in the national event Feb. 27 at the Deloitte University campus outside Dallas.

Each team of four students was given a case study resembling a real-life business challenge, with elements of strategy and operations, human capital, technology, and regulatory policy.

The teams presented their work to two panels of judges (senior Deloitte managers). The finalists were (in order) University of California-Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, Georgia Tech, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

The Georgia Tech team, which won $250, was advised by Richard Barke, an associate professor in Tech’s School of Public Policy; and coached by Tech alumna Brittany Mays, BSBA 2013, who is now a Deloitte analyst.

Barke says, "Watching Georgia Tech students dive into a project and devise something useful and innovative in only a few hours wasn't entirely new, but they were up against some extremely strong competition. Problem-solving such as this is what all of our students do very well.”

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