Dell Case Competition

Details related to the Dell Case Competition.

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Dell Technologies is again sponsoring an exciting real-world learning opportunity for Penn State University Park's first and second year students interested in the Supply Chain and Information Systems (SCIS) or Management Information Systems (MIS) majors.

Selected teams participating in the Dell Case Competition will gain important insights interacting with Dell Technologies professionals and Supply Chain and Information Systems faculty. You will gain the confidence to compete in future case competitions, build your analytical and presentation skill sets, and, also win cash awards totaling $1,000!

Register early and complete all required application information. The competition is limited to the first 30 complete registrations. For more details and registration, carefully review eligibility and registration guidelines, and resource information below.

It is the responsibility of participants to stay informed of the Dell Case Competition guidelines, resources, important dates, and deadlines. Individuals or teams that do not meet all the requirements outlined below or submit incomplete registrations will be disqualified.

Eligibility

All Penn State University Park first and second year students in Smeal or intended for Smeal, especially with an interest in the Supply Chain and Information Systems (SCIS) or Management Information Systems (MIS) majors are encouraged to compete in the case competition.

Registration

  • Penn State University Park first and second year students in Smeal or intended for Smeal, especially with an interest in the SCIS or MIS majors are eligible.
  • You can register as a team (up to five team members) or as an individual to be assigned to a team by the application deadline: 5 PM EST on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.
  • Dell requires teams of five members and reserves the right to add individuals to teams of fewer members.
  • It is important to submit all your application information and materials early, as participation will be limited to the first 30 complete submissions.
  • All registered teams and individuals will be notified if they have qualified to participate in the case competition before the Dell Case Competition Kickoff on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

REGISTER NOW!

Guidelines

  • Participating teams must attend the Dell Case Competition Kickoff on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 6 PM to 7:30 PM, Classroom 125 in the Smeal Business Building. Dell Technologies representatives will present the competition's supply chain business case.
  • Participating teams must participate in the Dell Case Competition final team presentations on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in 201 Keller Building beginning at 5 PM for a panel of Dell Technologies judges. The presentations will be formatted in PowerPoint and will be 15 - 20 minutes followed by a 10-minute Q&A. The first-place team will receive $1,000!

Judges

The judges include Kim Kainer, Krithi Anantharaman, Ross Marinstein, and Katie Cocco. Access detailed judge information by selecting this link.

Case Competition Resources

Access an introduction to Dell Technologies by selecting this link.

Dell's tips and tricks for analyzing the competition business case can be accessed by using this link.

Contacts

General questions can be directed to the Smeal Center for Supply Chain Research® Team.