Case Competition (Students)

The Drake Symposium Case Competition is a great opportunity for you to display your knowledge and business acumen to several different companies. After you register for the Drake Symposium, you will be given the opportunity to register for the case competition as well. The case competition is free for any student attending the Drake Symposium, and participation is optional. Students will work in teams of 3-5 and solve the case before the Symposium, and present their findings and results to the competition panel during the day on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Students who want to participate in the case but do not have preferred teammates will be assigned to a team! The case will be released to teams as they register beginning in early February!

Schedule of Events


Early February: The case is available for release for registered teams

Friday, March 4: Registration ends for the Drake Symposium

Thursday, March 5: Individual registrants are placed on teams

Friday, March 6: The case is officially released and teams begin working on the case

March 6 to April 3: Teams complete case competition and submit their recommendation presentation

Saturday, April 4 (9:00 am - 4:15 pm)Teams present (10 minutes) to the competition panel and are evaluated

Saturday, April 4 (6:00 pm): Awards Presentation

Prize Fund


First Place: $1,200

Second Place: $800

Third Place: $400

Previous Sponsors

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