Northwood student competes in Global Business Challenge

Pittsboro, NC – John Dunning, a student from Northwood High School, competed in the Global Business Challenge in New York City. He received a business school case study and had the opportunity to read and review the case study to examine the challenges, opportunities, and risks facing a global company.

Northwood student John Dunning on the 100th floor of the One World Trade Center

Northwood student John Dunning on the 100th floor of the One World Trade Center

John was assigned to a multinational team of 7-8 students and was given “The Challenge.”  Students from as far away as Hungary and Germany were on his team.  The mission was for each team to analyze company data, identify relevant information for the assigned task, and prepare a solutions-based presentation to industry partner judges.

As the team worked, judges had the opportunity to observe and evaluate performance, professionalism, and effectiveness.  This evaluation contributed to the team’s overall score.  At the end of the 2 hours, teams made a 10- minute presentation to judges, followed by 5 minutes of questions.  In addition to the criteria of teamwork, teams were rated on their analysis of the company, the strategies they recommend and the strength of their answers to judges’ questions.

Scores were computed and the top six teams were announced at the official closing of the Global Business Challenge. The winners received Challenge trophies.  John Dunning led his team from the beginning and brought home a 2nd Place trophy.  There were over 30 teams competing.