BUSINESS AND ENGLISH STUDENTS TOGETHER (BEST) CHALLENGE

Are you an English or Business major looking for real-world project experience that you can put on your résumé, a fantastic networking opportunity, and a chance to win CASH PRIZES? Then the BEST Challenge is for you

WHAT IS THE BEST CHALLENGE?

This unique campus competition brings together teams of UW-Madison Business and English majors to tackle a real organizational problem and create a viable solution. As a student participant, you and your teammates will engage in a hands-on problem-solving experience similar to workplace situations you will encounter in your future careers.

The BEST Challenge consists of two deliverables:

  • A pitch by your team to a panel of judges, proposing a solution to this year’s Challenge. Prize: $2,000 for the winning team, and an additional $500 to donate to UW-Madison academic unit(s) of their choice.
  • A 2-page individual reflection on your team’s evolution and your own performance within the team. Prize: $200 “Personal BEST” award for the individual participant with the strongest reflection paper.
  • NOTE: For more detailed information open the following Adobe PDF.  Click Here for more detailed information on the BEST Challenge

WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?

Gain practical real-world experience!
Practice highly in-demand teamwork skills and multidisciplinary skills!
Network with campus and community business leaders!
Earn a certificate of participation!
Win prize money!!!

INFO SESSION
Feb 1, 12:30-1:15 PM - 1266 Grainger, Executive Dining Room.
Free food provided!!!

LAUNCH PARTY
Feb 8, 5:15-7:15 PM - 1266 Grainger, Executive Dining Room.
Challenge revealed, last chance to sign up, free catered dinner!!!