Skip to main content

Undergraduate Research: Awards, Events, and Resources

This guide provides information about AU support for undergraduate research, including events, competitions and prizes, and research methodologies.

Kogod School of Business (KSB)

Annual Kogod Case Competition
Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Competition is one of the premier annual events hosted by the Kogod School of Business. It is an excellent opportunity for students to sharpen their communication skills, presentation style, and problem-solving techniques. Students have the opportunity to network with over 60 business leaders who judge the competition. The event is open to all graduate and undergraduate students at AU and invited Kogod-partner schools. The events are juried.   http://www.american.edu/cas/src/index.cfm

Case Competition Registration

Case Competition
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Registration: 
http://kogod.american.edu/case
1 day-long event each academic year; this is a juried event.

The Case Competition is an opportunity for students to sharpen their communication skills, presentation style, and problem-solving techniques. They are presented with a case which they will analyze in teams of 4 or 5 and then present before a panel of judges. Students have the opportunity to network with over 60 business leaders who judge the competition.

Case Competition: Meet the Judges

Case Competition: Meet the Judges
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
6:30 to 8:00 pm
Kogod Student Lounge

A panel of judges explains to Case Competition participants what they look for in presentations; what makes a good or bad presentation and solution; and the type of questions they might ask.

Case Competition: Crash Course on Case Analysis

Case Competition: Breakin’ it Down, A Crash Course on Case Analysis
Monday, January 27
5:30 to 6:30 pm
MGC 200

Lead by a faculty member, student participants in the Case Competition are taught the basics of how to effectively analyze a case study.

Case Competition: Working Through a Short Case

Case Competition: Working Through a Short Case
Tuesday, January 28
6:00-7:00 pm
MGC 200

Lead by a faculty member, student participants in the Case Competition are able to use the skills learned in case analysis by working through a short case and developing recommendations with their peers and workshop facilitator.

Case Competition: Creating, Organization and Persuasively Presenting Your Case Competition Slides

Case Competition: Creating, Organization and Persuasively Presenting Your Case Competition Slides
Thursday, January 30
4:30 to 6 pm
Bender Library, Room 115

The Kogod Center for Business Communication builds on the same short sample case introduced in the Working through a Short Case session to guide Case Competition participants through best practices in persuasive presentation and organization.

Case Competition: Panel of Experts

Case Competition: Panel of Experts
Wednesday, February 5
3:00-5:00 pm
MGC Rooms 3-5

A panel of experts, executives with expertise in the case topic of the Case Competition, will answer participants’ questions and give insights into the case.