The Australian Undergraduate Business Case Competition (AUBCC) will be kicking off on 25 November at UNSW Business School. This year, the competition has attracted undergraduate students from 16 universities across the globe to solve challenging real-world business problems.

Students in the AUBCC Organising Committee run the entire competition from start to finish. With only a week to go, let's find out about the people working behind the scenes to bring this prestigious event all together.

Build a killer strategy

Tanya is in her final year of a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op). Having previously represented UNSW at the Chulalongkorn International Business Case Competition and John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition, she brings a lot of competition know-how to her role as Co-President. Her best advice for students is to “build a killer strategy and make sure to package it together in a compelling narrative. Also make sure your strategies are implementable and feasible.”

Explore our beautiful city

Mark is a Commerce and Law student, taking on his final year at university as Co-President of the AUBCC Organising Committee. As a case competition expert, he wants to make this year’s AUBCC truly memorable, hoping that the competition challenges students to tackle the tough business problems facing Australian organisations. To incoming students, he says “the week ahead gives you plenty of opportunity to foster strong international friendships and networks, and to also explore some of what our beautiful city has to offer.”

Develop bold ideas

Having been part of the winning team at the prestigious Copenhagen Business School Case Competition and training competitors for other international case competitions, Henry brings a unique perspective to AUBCC 2018. He is looking forward to seeing what perspective the international competitors have on issues facing Australian organisations, and tells teams to “develop bold ideas, and make the most of the opportunity to meet amazing students from all over the world.”

Eat your way through Sydney

Determined to deliver the AUBCC on time and under budget, Jack is taking on the committee role of Vice President (Finance). He is most looking forward to seeing the teams bring their individual flair and showcase their skills in the case challenges. For the global participants, he recommends trying all the Australian food, especially crocodile snags, vegemite and Tim Tams.

Make lifelong friends

In her penultimate year of a Commerce and Law degree, Catherine is the Vice President (Ambassadors) in the AUBCC committee. She is excited to meet the teams and catch up with friends that she met at similar case competitions, and she advises participants to make the most of the experience. “Competitions are a chance for you to show us what you've learnt but also a chance for you to make lifelong friends,” Catherine said.

Compete with the world’s best

Building on her experience organising events as Vice President (Activities) at the UNSW Business Society, Anita is passionate about connecting people with her role as Vice President (Social) in the AUBCC Committee. She is also a case competition expert, having competed in the John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition as a finalist, the Thammasat Undergraduate Business Challenge placing third, and winning the Copenhagen Business Case Competition earlier this year.

Just have fun!

Quan is a final year Commerce and Law student with years of experience in consulting and law clubs at university. She has been around the world to compete in case competitions such as Florida’s Heavener International Case Competition, and the Chulalongkorn University International Case Competition, bringing her experience and enthusiasm to the AUBCC Organising Committee.

Create lifelong memories

Marshall brings his positivity and unique sense of humour to his role as Vice President (Marketing) in the AUBCC Committee. He is a final year Economics and Science student with plans to make AUBCC 2018 the most memorable yet, drawing on his experience as Marketing Director of the UNSW Consulting Club and internships at various consulting firms.

Enjoy an incredible atmosphere

Having previously competed at international case competitions in Maastricht and in Florida, Jenny is excited to leverage her skills to ensure the competition is a great experience for everyone involved. She brings her experience from several clubs and societies at UNSW and is hoping to create an incredible atmosphere for all case competitors this year.

Know your audience

Part of the organising backbone of the AUBCC, Veronica is excited to finally meet all the teams from around the world at the Case Competition. For the best chance at winning, she advises that participants should “move quickly with their ideas, refine their pitch, know the audience, have fun, and stay hydrated.”