On Saturday, February 28th 2015 six Bodwell students participated in the Ivey High School Case Competition hosted by West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver. Ivey Business School at Western University is one of the top business schools in Canada which organizes this competition annually for business-minded students in several Canadian cities.

This is the second year Bodwell students have participate in this prestigious competition. On the day of the competition they were divided into teams comprised of students from various Vancouver high schools. They were given a business case along with questions to guide their analysis, and an Ivey alumni as their team leader to provide additional support. Students created a formal Powerpoint presentation and later in the afternoon, presented to the panel of judges.

Congratulations to Said G. and his team who came in the second place in the competition!

Here is what the Bodwell student participants had to say about the competition:

I am very thankful for the opportunity to participate in such an incredible competition. It was a memorable experience working with the best students from different Vancouver schools. – Said G.

This competition was a great and unforgettable experience. I met a lot of interesting people and got an opportunity to cooperate with them as a team. The competition was a little bit hard for me at the beginning but I did not give up and continued to work. I learned what it really means to work as one team. – Artur V

I learned that real life problems have infinite solutions. The limited time factor was greatly challenging, but it was also what made this competition so exciting. I have met people I would never expect to see in a business competition and made many new friends. – Ipek K.

I learned so much from the competition. I found it not only entertaining but also educational. Now I have a better vision for my future and know how to present my ideas and myself. I met a lot of talented and interesting people. – Polina B.

This was my first competition in Canada, therefore I felt nervous and excited at the same time. It was challenging in all aspects: format, team formation, even the air temperature! Yes, my team did not win, but we will try again next year. – Anastasia C.

See a video below all about what Ivey Business School has to offer prospective students of the HBA (Honors in Business Administration) program:

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