INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 6, 2020) Two teams of students from Indiana State University and the University of Tennessee each won the top prize in the bachelor’s degree track at the 2020 Conexus Indiana Case Competition. A team of students from Ivy Tech Community College won first prize in the associate degree track of the competition. The event featured over 150 students from 27 schools throughout the nation to solve a business case in only 24 hours.
Conexus Indiana awarded each winning team $5,000, with second and third place teams taking home $2,000 and $1,000, respectively.
“The Conexus Indiana Case Competition encourages college students to use what they’ve learned in the classroom in a simulated real-world environment,” said Brad Rhorer, Conexus Indiana Chief Talent Programs officer. “Students should seize as many opportunities as possible to use their skills before graduating, and Conexus is proud to offer a program that provides them that chance. The competition also exposes students to the dynamic careers available in advanced manufacturing and logistics in Indiana.”
The Conexus Indiana Case Competition is in its fifth year and is held annually. This year, the case competition was held online in a virtual format and students were presented with a business case that reflected many of the current challenges that businesses face due to COVID-19.
The event was supported by Indiana industry and included 18 Indiana company executives, representing all facets of the advanced manufacturing and supply chain industry, who judged the cases and determined the winning teams. Companies also met with students during a virtual career fair.
Winners from Ivy Tech Community College:
Jose Gomez Marquez
Winners from Indiana State University:
Winners from University of Tennessee:
All Competing Schools:
Ball State University
Georgia State University
Indiana State University
Indiana University – Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Ivy Tech Community college
Michigan State University
Pennsylvania State University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
St Mary’s University
University of Evansville
University of Tennessee Knoxville
West Virginia University
Allison Transmission, Inc.
Batesville Tool & Die
Phronetic Growth Solutions
Major Tool and Machine
Aisin USA MFG., INC.
Indianapolis Airport Authority
GKN Sinter Metals
Indiana Defense Network
Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems
FTIC (Fukai Toyotetsu Indiana Corporation)
Cook Biotech Inc.
Praxair Surface Technologies
Metro Plastics technologies, Inc.
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
AM General, LLC
Tellis Executive Search
Toyota Material Handling
Tube Processing Corporation
Quality Mill Supply
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana
About Conexus Indiana
For more than a decade, Conexus Indiana, one of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) non-profit initiatives, has been positioning the Hoosier State as the best place for advanced manufacturing and logistics industries to invest, employ and succeed. By collaborating with industry, academic and public sector partners on a shared vision for an innovative, skilled workforce and stronger business climate, Conexus Indiana has helped to create opportunities for advanced manufacturing and logistics companies, prepare Hoosiers to succeed in the state’s largest industry sectors and maintain Indiana’s competitive advantage. For more information, go to www.ConexusIndiana.com.