Consulting ChallengePage address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/iopsych/cc.html
Each year, first year students are joined by students from other universities to complete the Consulting Challenge. Students from different schools work together on teams and given a consulting project from a large Minnesota company (past companies include Medtronic, Ameriprise, 3M, & United Health Group to name a few). Students arrive at the sponsoring organization and are handed a packet that outlines a real organizational problem, and are told to come up with a solution in just over a day. Solutions are presented to an executive panel from the host company, and a panel of I-O Psychologists, who judge the proposals and declare a winner.
"This experience pushes you to your limits, and beyond. Since this experience, I have realized I am capable of more than I ever thought possible," says Ryan Riley, a member of the winning team from the 2004 competition. He continues, "I honestly don't think I would ever get an opportunity to participate in a school project of this scope anywhere else in the country."
2017 - Hosted by Medtronic
Hannah Lee (MNSU), Zuzuky Robles , Nicole Haffield (MNSU), Alexis Satterwhite (UCF)
2016 - No Event Held
2015 - Hosted by Optum Health
Ashley Thompson (UCF), Briana Wright (SCSU), Alexandria Peach (Roosevelt), Yukiko Yamasaki (MNSU)
2014 - Hosted by Patterson Companies, Inc.
Jaclyn Holt, Alex Techy, Jeff Dahlke, Michael Scheil, Joe Costa
2013 - Hosted by General Mills
Bill Cradick, Tracy Shega, Joe Sipe
2012 - Hosted by Ameriprise
A first place tie!
Team 1: Diana Colangelo, Brendan Ley, & Jennifer Loglia
Team 2: Chelsea Chatham, Derek Jacobs & Elizabeth Rimmer
2011 - Hosted by OptumHealth
Olivia Martin & Hitoshi Nishina
2010 - Hosted by PDI Ninth House
Jaimie Bell, Kristy Jungemann, Maja Osolnik
2009 - Hosted by Best Buy
Yee Mun Chan, Sasha Burnett, Michael Taylor
2008 - Hosted by Cargill
Ashley Johnson, John Keenan, Jr., and Kasha Lashley
2007 - Hosted by Target
Jessica Gertz and Rahki Patel
1995 - Hosted by United Way
Sheri Lunsford and Patricia Naas