Final year BBA student Albert Ho, who is the co-chair of this year’s NUS-SP Group Case Competition 2017 shares his thoughts on planning a large scale event while maintaining his school work.
Since its inception in 2009, the annual NUS Case Competition has built a strong reputation within the international case competition circuit, attracting brilliant teams from across the globe. Organised by National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School’s Case Consulting Group, the event is “by students, for students”, while being supported by NUS Business School seniors and faculty advisers.
This year, the NUS Case Competition is proud to have SP Group collaborating with us to present the NUS-SP Group Case Competition, in a push towards promoting and building capabilities of innovation and productivity within the services and energy sectors.
As a co-chair of this year’s event, I have been working with multiple committees to ensure the smooth planning and execution of the event, including securing corporate partners, logistics, multiple stakeholder management, as well as personally putting up posters as part of our publicity efforts.
The past eight months have been a learning process for me in terms of balancing my workload and time management. Apart from leading a team of 26 peers, I have also had to keep up with schoolwork and do an overseas summer internship.
After witnessing my predecessors’ professionalism and thoughtful planning when I was a participant in 2016, the pressure is on to continue the success of the event. To date, being “in-charge” has underscored three key insights that are relevant beyond organising the NUS Case Competition.