Penn State Abington student team beat out seven teams from other universities and Penn State campuses to win the Council for Retail and Sales Collegiate Challenge 2019, writes Regina Broscius for the Penn State news.
The retail and sales business challenge was sponsored by Walmart, which awarded the winning team of Hridoy Shawkat Ali, Farrukh Karimov, Makeeda Murray, and Callista Weigel, with a $1,000 prize.
The challenge tasked the teams with offering recommendations on ways to increase Walmart’s e-commerce sales.
Each team had a $500,000 budget to work with and were given four weeks to do the necessary research, develop their business plan, and practice their presentations. Four executives from the retail giant judged their recommendations.
The two Abington teams that participated were coached by Thomas Stone, assistant teaching professor of business.
“A business competition simulates what happens in the real business world,” he said. “You are handed an ambiguous business problem, and you use theories, models, and tools from academic training and apply them to real business.”
Two students from the second Abington team, Moshe Adika and Moira Connelly, won best presenter awards.
Read more about Penn State Abington’s team at the Penn State News by clicking here.