Graduate Studies Blog
Homecoming Party for the Champion Team
Submitted by Reina Wong, Student Exco VP Communications
The Nanyang MBA participated in the John Molson MBA International Case Competition held on 5 to 9 January at Montreal, Canada. The team comprising of Cory Reid, Aswathi Suresh, Sunitha Vijiyasingam and Jonah Wong emerged as division champion, and eventually beat all other semi-finalists and finalists and emerged as the champion team. In fact, the team won every single round of the 7 intensive cases throughout the competition. It is also the first time an Asian school won in this prestigious international competition. (News coverage on Channel News Asia, Straits Times, NTU Website)
On the final day after the results were announced, the class was immediately informed and we decided to hold a celebration in the form of a homecoming party for the team. We celebrated the team’s victory on 13 January at The Attic at NTU’s Campus Clubhouse. It was also a chance for the class to get together after an exciting 2-week vacation where many of us went back to our home country or went overseas for holiday.
By 9pm, many of us had arrived at the lounge and we enjoyed some finger food along with drinks from a selection of beverage. Much laughter was heard throughout the party while the class mingled to catch up with each other in the midst of our hectic schoolwork schedule.
Professor Vijay Sethi, the team’s mentor, graced the event and celebrated the team’s victory together with the class. Akshay Regulagedda, a Nanyang MBA Alumni and also the team’s coach while they were at Montreal, attended the event and shared stories about the team’s participation in the competition. Gaurav Goel, a Nanyang MBA Alumni and one of the team’s coaches, was also present at the party and he shared his own experience and learning when he joined the competition 2 years ago.
At the end of the celebration, Professor Vijay Sethi gave an inspiring speech to the class on the history of NTU’s teams at the John Molson International MBA Case Competition, and encouraged everyone of us in the class to believe in our own abilities and build confidence by the end of our one year at the Nanyang MBA Program.
All in all, we are extremely proud of the Nanyang Team who brought back the Champion Cup to the school. We hope to see more student achievements in the various upcoming competitions.
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