CLAS Case Competition

CLAS Case Competition

This fall, the Center for Career Development will be partnering with Cigna to sponsor a case competition exclusively for College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) students. The goal of this case competition is to provide an opportunity for CLAS students across majors to work together and showcase their unique skills to employers within the context of a real-world case.

Here is a recording of the Virtual Info Session that took place on Friday, October 4:

Fall 2019 Employer Partner





Cigna is a global health service company with 95 million customers around the world and more than 40,000 employees worldwide. We’re available for our customers 24/7 with an expansive network built to help them meet their health goals. We’re on a mission to improve the health, well-being, and peace of mind of those we serve.

Team Eligibility

  • Teams must be made up of 2-4 undergraduate students currently pursuing majors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Team members must represent at least 2 different majors within the College or Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Teams must select one member to serve as the team captain who will be responsible for registering the team and submitting the team’s PowerPoint for their final presentation
  • All team members must be available to attend the Mandatory Case Competition Orientation and Final Presentations (see dates below)
  • By participating, all team members agree to have their names, class years, and majors posted on the Center for Career Development webpage, blog, and social media pages
  • Note: Team spots are limited. Only the first 10 teams to register will be guaranteed a place in the competition.

Case Competition Format

A 1-2 page written case developed by our partner employer will be made available to all case competition participants at the Mandatory Case Competition Orientation. Teams will then have approximately one week to develop a plan to address all aspects of the case on their own and create a PowerPoint presentation of their plan. At the Final Presentations, each team will have 10 minutes to present their PowerPoint to a panel of judges, including representatives from our partner employer, and 5 minutes to answer questions from the judges, for a total of 15 minutes.


The panel of judges will score each presentation based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance – the degree to which the plan addressed all elements of the case
  • Practicality – the degree to which the plan could be implemented with reasonable resources
  • Creativity – the degree to which the team balanced ideas generated from research and original ideas
  • Inclusivity – the degree to which the plan takes into account all stakeholders who may be impacted

Each team will receive a final score based on an average from all judges. First, second, and third place winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, which concludes the Final Presentations.


Prizes are determined by our partner employer and therefore vary by semester. This semester’s prizes will be announced later this fall.

Fall 2019 Dates & Deadlines

Registration October 1 – October 15 Register Here
Virtual Information Session (optional) October 4, 11am-12pm
Mandatory Case Competition Orientation October 21, 3:30-4:30pm McHugh 301
Final Presentations & Awards Ceremony October 28, 8:00am-1:30pm Oak 408



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