…What a wild ride!
The RISE competition is Schulich's multi-disciplinary case competition, in which delegates compete in a case simulation in a discipline of their choice and present it to industry professionals. The 5 disciplines that teams competed in were: Accounting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Strategy. My team participated in the corporate social responsibility discipline.
I recognize that having a strong knowledge of our program as a foundation was important but having a strong team dynamic made the entire experience easier and more enjoyable. During the 2-hour pressure tank, where we had to complete our analysis and presentation deck, we were put in a scenario that was hectic, stressful and tested our limits. However, we were able to complete it as a team as we delegated tasks and made sure we communicated and discussed our ideas. Everyone had diverse experiences and unique thoughts that helped contribute towards new ideas, and eventually a championship. This competition was a lot of fun and hard work, with the icing on the cake being the social media challenge where we goofed around and made a cute Tiktok together! I would strongly recommend being proactive and participating in these types of case competitions to meet new people and self-evaluate for areas of improvement. Participating in case competitions has definitely made me realize that everyone has strengths and weaknesses, but by working together as a team, we were able realize our true potential and RISE to the top!