Since 2002, The ELC has hosted the National Business Case Competition. ExxonMobil has supported The ELC National Business Case Competition for the past ten years. Each year, students from around the country submit case studies on current business challenges. The top three finalist teams will present their work virtually to a panel of corporate, non-profit, academic and policy leaders on June 14 -16, 2021.
Teams will develop strategies and solutions for helping American corporations build and sustain a diverse pool of STEM talent. Teams should focus on recommendations to grow talent domestically, particularly among women and minorities, to meet current and future workforce needs. Teams should develop strategies for increasing the number of college graduates with STEM degrees.
BigCo (a global oil and gas company) aims to increase and maintain the talent pipeline of Black engineers into the business to improve representation and inclusion of diverse talent. Teams should analyze the problem and recommend solutions and methods to close the talent pipeline and diversity gaps. Key focus points should include talent recruitment and early career retention. In addition, teams should highlight the top 1-3 engineering challenges that BigCo should address and explain why a diverse workforce would lead to better solutions. Teams will be assessed on critical thinking, analytical and presentation skills.
Team proposals will be evaluated on critical thinking, analysis, use of data and presentation skills, as well as the clarity and feasibility of the proposed strategy. Teams are required to submit the business case proposal as a PDF report, and if selected as a finalist, will be required to submit and present a PowerPoint presentation to a panel of judges.
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