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  • Winners of the Case Study Competition at SEVT showcase their trophy.

Case Study Competition

The SEVT undergraduate case study competition provides students with an opportunity to use their critical-thinking skills solving real-world problems while developing public speaking skills, showcasing their talents for potential employers, building strong connections with peers, and finding mentors within their field of study.

The case study competition consists of team members compiling a 15-minute oral presentation to a panel of expert academic and industry judges. Competing teams will be randomly assigned to one of two groups. Competition begins Thursday, Nov. 16, from which the top team from each group (as decided by group’s respective judges) will be announced. The two final teams will present their solutions to judges Friday, Nov. 17. 

Further details and the official undergraduate case study competition rules are listed below.


The winning team will be awarded a trophy on Friday, Nov. 17, after the two top teams compete and the judges deliberate. In addition, the team’s school will be awarded five (5) registration passes (four students, one advisor) for next year’s SEVT conference.


Teams should be comprised of no more than four (4) currently enrolled undergraduate students. A total of eight (8) teams can be accommodated and are selected on a "first-come, first-served" basis.

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Academic advisor

Each team should have an academic advisor to serve solely as a liaison between the team and the SEVT case study coordinator. The advisor should not be involved in the case study analysis or presentation preparation, and must be identified and approved by the organizers of the 2023 SEVT Conference.

Deadlines and Timelines

Each advisor should register for the case study via the Case Study Participation submission on this page. For details concerning registration fees please visit the registration page. Case Study Competition registration deadline to be announced.

The case study and guidelines will be sent to each team’s advisor one week prior to the conference.

All oral presentations will be given starting at 7:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 16, at SEVT, unless otherwise noted.

Presentation Format

Each team’s presentation should be no longer than 15 minutes in length and will be followed by approximately five (5) minutes of questions from the judges. The use of PowerPoint or other presentation technology is permitted and encouraged.

Additional details about the case study competition will be distributed to all registered teams in November.

Student case study competition contact:
Dr. Matt Brown
Department Chair
Phone: 803-777-3720

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