Seniors shine at international business competition



The Huntington Management Consulting student group, which took third place at the Scotiabank International Case Competition at the University of Western Ontario. Courtesy photo.

Northeastern’s Huntington Management Consulting, a student group that fosters experiential management consulting and strategy through intercollegiate competitions and volunteer work, placed third in this year’s Scotiabank International Case Competition.

DMSB’16 students Jennie Vildzius, Dennis He, and Jacobson Truex, along with David Burdette, DMSB’17, beat out other university teams from around the world including Mexico, the Netherlands, and China to place in the top three.

The seniors were handpicked to compete under the leadership of Associate Professor of International Business Raymond Kinnunen, known as “Coach K.”

This year’s competition case study focused on assisting the internationally known Stratford Festival with diversifying its audience by using business data and cost-cutting initiatives.

“This really takes class­room and co-​​op learning to the next level,” Vildzius said. “By being thrown into the deep end of having to con­sult, you have to con­sider every aspect of a business.”

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