2014 National Diversity Case
Thank you for considering partnering with NDCC for the 2014 competition. As a corporate partner, you will enjoy exclusive recruiting exposure to high performing students from diverse backgrounds. The speed networking event, friday dinner reception, and case competition provide several points of contact where you will engage over 100 talented students from 30+ universities.
Furthermore, 75% of the student participant base will be over 1 year away from graduation, making them eligible for internships and leadership conferences. We are confident that the breakdown of ethnic, geographic, academic, and gender diversity of our student participants will fully satisfy any corporate recruiting objective of our partners.
The contributions from our corporate partners fully fund the costs of this event for students, including housing, meals, and transportation costs.
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Top Level Talent
Last year’s competition reigned in top students from across the nation, and this year we hope to attract an even greater caliber of talent.
Our directors will carefully select teams to ensure only the best students represent their schools in the competition. Each team will be required to supply a resume for each of its members.
After receiving each team’s application the case competition directors will review the submissions and select the team(s) whom they believe will deliver exceptional levels of talent.
The resumes of each participant will be organized and made available to our partners four weeks prior to the competition. This will give partners an opportunity to evaluate participants on paper in addition to having a chance to interact with them before, during, and after the event. This will help streamline companies’ recruiting efforts by giving them quick and easy access to the resumes of top students from across the U.S.
Speed Networking Event
In an effort to maximize companies’ exposure to high achieving students, a speed networking event will be held the night before the competition. Teams will have roughly 15 minutes to network with a representative from each company before being asked to rotate to the next company. Teams will rotate until they have met with a representative from each company. Refreshments and hors d’ oeuvres will be served.
A dinner banquet will be held Friday night to give students and corporate partners a chance to meet before the competition. Seating will be assigned, and companies can request to sit next to students they’re interested in learning more about. Guests will enjoy a full course meal and a night of entertainment.
Presentations will be filmed and made available so companies can review candidates after the event. The videos are designed to aid companies recruiting efforts by highlighting presentation skills of the participants. This will also allow firms who do not send representatives to remain closely connected to the event.
Interactive Corporate Events
Partnering companies will have the opportunity to engage students in firm-led workshops. The objective is for students to develop professional skills and further understand firm culture through interactive activities of the partner’s choice.
Corporate Awareness and Goodwill
Concern for diversity is a prominent in today’s business world. Showing support for diversity will strengthen a company’s image as well as its relationship with the participating schools and students.