Southwest APICS District Meeting
Student Case Competition
One hundred and eight (108) students from 14 different schools competed as 25 teams in the APICS West Coast 7th Annual Student Case Competition on February 22-23, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. This event was hosted by the APICS Southwest District and coincided with the district meeting. As in previous years, there were two separate divisions – a Graduate and an Undergraduate division. Eleven (11) teams competed in the graduate division, and 14 teams in the Undergraduate division. The competition was very competitive and well structure. The case itself was well-done and gave the students a broad range of possible remedies. Students representing the various APICS Chapters were very professional, creative and impressive in their ability to interact with the many professional at the conference.
APICS Los Angeles Chapter sponsored Undergraduate "Team 7" from Cal Poly Pomona. Team members included:
Abby Almonte | Tim Carroll | Kim Collins | Arianne Maristela | Phillip Liu
Below is the testimonial of the Cal Poly Pomona
students sponsored by APICS Los Angeles Chapter.
APICS has helped our team learn what to do in stressful
situations when under pressure. We’ve
attended two APICS Student Case Competitions and the two cases have given us
exposure to two different critical situations that had popped up during a
Professional member’s career. We left
both competitions with the confidence that we would know what to do should we
encounter any critical situations in our future.
One of the best experiences that we took out of
the two cases was the ability to work under extreme pressure. Teams were presented with a case in the
morning and were then given six hours to create a written report and
presentation. A mere hour later, teams
had to present in front of an audience with hidden judges.
If you want to experience a stressful situation
where the outcome won’t result in a loss of your job, then attending an APICS
Student Case Competition is an experience you won’t want to miss. We can’t stress how helpful the Competitions
~ Cal Poly Pomona Undergraduate Student Case Competitors