Forget the prizes and rankings – the highest possible commendation of the quality of this year’s finalists in the Citi International Case Competition (CICC) came in an unattributed comment made during the judges’ private deliberations.
“We would be ready to hire any of these students,” a top executive from a leading international company told his fellow judges.
This piece of insider information was shared by the head judge, Stephen Nason – professor of business practice at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School – with the audience at the Harbour Grand Hong Kong hotel on November 3 for the 9th CICC awards ceremony.
And it seemed the other judges drawn from the world of business and academia were equally impressed by the undergraduates. “What they achieved in such a short time frame was excellent,” said S