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03-10-2003

Clarkson Business Students Place Second At Regional Competition

[A photo for newspaper use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/bombardier.jpg.]

A team of four undergraduate students from the Clarkson University School of Business finished in second place at the first annual Bombardier Case Competition hosted by SUNY Plattsburgh last month. Schools from New York, Vermont and Canada participated in the competition.

As the second place winner, the Clarkson team received $500 and a Bombardier State Competition cup.Scott Ellsworth, Erin Soluri, Jessica Conklin, Jonelle Massop, and Marc Compeau

“The case competition was a great way to challenge ourselves and our business education; it truly integrated the course work we’ve taken in the Clarkson Business School,” said senior Jonelle Massop who participated in the event.

The Bombardier Case Competition is a two-day event in which undergraduate business students have 20 hours to prepare a multidisciplinary case. Upon arrival, students are instructed on the rules of the competition.

At an appointed time, each team receives the business case.  The teams are then required to prepare an analysis of the case that details the problems, makes recommendations for improvement, and provides an implementation plan, while conducting a qualitative and quantitative analysis of all aspects. Each team is given 25 minutes to present their analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges.

The four participating students were seniors Massop and Erin Soluri and juniors Jessica Conklin and Scott Ellsworth. Marc Compeau, director of Entrepreneurial Programs at Clarkson, coached and accompanied the team.

Photo caption: A team of four undergraduate students from the Clarkson University School of Business finished in second place at the first annual Bombardier Case Competition hosted by SUNY Plattsburgh last month. Left to right: Clarkson business students Scott Ellsworth (’04), Erin Soluri (’03), Jessica Conklin (’04), and Jonelle Massop (’03), and Entrepreneurial Programs Director Marc Compeau.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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