The 21st installation of the Global Business Case Competition (GBCC) is just two months away and we’re more excited than ever to welcome our international competitors to Seattle. Our sixteen incoming teams hail from ten countries on five continents, from far away Australia, China, Denmark, Korea, Thailand, the Netherlands, Romania, and Spain, to our neighbors in the US, and Canada. We’ve had an incredible group of student leaders working hard over the last six months to put together a memorable 21st anniversary celebration and the competition to come is sure to be a resounding success. As always, the GBCC will be jam packed with international collaboration, engagement, and education, and conclude with an exciting 21st annual award reception on April 13th, 2019.
GBCC week is always product of both tradition and innovation, the result of twenty years of history combined with the ideas and inspiration each new group of student leaders bring. To keep them focused, the student leadership team developed the following endeavor statement and goals for the week:
In organizing a thoughtful and engaging undergraduate global case competition for business students, we hope to connect the local Foster community with the wider international business one to craft meaningful relationships and gain valuable insight through shared passions for cross-cultural connections and understanding. This in turn will enhance the global mindset of our undergraduate business students to improve the UW Foster School of Business’ educational reputation.
- Make lasting connections – network with Foster students and international students!
- Continual Innovation
- Increase cross cultural business understanding for participants and Foster Students
- Gain quantifiable post-event feedback
That said, the Global Business Center is proud to introduce the 2019 GBCC Leadership Team:
GBCC Co-Chair: Jennifer Chen
Major: Finance & Operations Management with a minor in Informatics
Fun Fact: I almost majored in Landscape Architecture.
GBCC Co-Chair: Brianna Nguyen
Major: Business (Marketing, CISB, French Minor)
Fun Fact: I studied abroad in Paris but don’t have a single picture of myself in front of the Eiffel tower
COMPETITION MANAGER: Mary Truong
Major: Information Systems, minor in Informatics
Fun Fact: I can spend the rest of my life living in Disneyland- I am a big Disney fan
COMPETITION MANAGER: Gary Wu
Major: Operations and Supply Management/Information Systems
Fun Fact: They cut me off at Red Robin one time after I got 8 lemonades.
AMBASSADOR MANAGER: Mike Guevarra
Major: Business (Marketing), Minor: Writing
Fun Fact: I have travelled to 17 countries over the past 3 years.
AMBASSADOR MANAGER: Sommer Weeks
Major: Business Administration; Digital Media and Experimental Art
Fun fact: I took last quarter off to travel around Europe and Thailand and explore the ways we capture and share culture through travel filmography.
EVENT MANAGER: Kristina Moutafov
Major: Marketing, CISB
Fun Fact: I have travelled to 21 countries in 21 years!
EVENT MANAGER: Olivia Ling
Major: Business-Human Resource Management
Fun Fact: I crochet sweaters for the tree outside my house!
MARKETING MANAGER: Daniel Zhang
Fun Fact: I can eat a Big Mac in one bite.
MARKETING MANAGER: Jamie Villanueva
Year: Senior/4th year
Major: Marketing, CISB (minor: Spanish)
Fun Fact: I finally lived my dream of studying abroad last quarter where I had the opportunity to experience the culture of Spain, learn its history, and meet numerous people who expanded my perspective on the world!
Want to get involved or learn more about GBCC? Come to our GBCC Winter Promotional event on February 5th in Deloitte Commons!