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National Diversity Case Competition

The annual National Diversity Case Competition (NDCC) is a unique recruiting conference that connects talented undergraduate students from across the U.S. with reputed corporations and programs seeking to expand their diversity hiring practices.

The NDCC was founded in 2012 by the Kelley Student Diversity Council (KSDC) at Indiana University. A small group of passionate students within KSDC had a vision for a competition that would bring together diverse students from around the Midwest for a competition and networking event with multiple corporate partners. KSDC ultimately succeeded in holding the largest student-run collegiate diversity case competition in the United States.

What began with the first annual Midwest Diversity Case Competition in 2012 hosting over 70 students from 10 universities in the region grew to over 96 students from 14 universities in the second year.  Corporate partnership of the event also increased in 2013 with 10 sponsors whose generous support enabled KSDC to continue offering a high quality student experience to all teams in the competition.

In 2014, the event was officially renamed the National Diversity Case Competition (NDCC) as interest in the competition blossomed. KSDC was able to draw student teams from top colleges and universities across the US to host 128 students from 32 institutions. Support for the event allowed the competition to provide room, meals and travel stipends for the student teams who came from across the country. There were 17 corporate partners who supported the 2014 competition and students were awarded a total of $20,000 in prize money.

The NDCC has emerged as a premier national event that brings together some of the best and diverse talent in business education.  The competition has become such a success that the Kelley School of Business has granted institutional support to the NDCC giving it a permanent home at Indiana University.  To learn more about the upcoming competition, please click here.