Several weeks ago, a story was posted about Mihaylo students that were taking part in a Boeing Case Study competition. To read more about the kick-off event click here http://wp.me/p10wBO-t7 For the results of the competition, read below.
The inaugural Boeing Company Case Study named their competition winners on November 2nd 2012. From 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. eight student teams presented their case study solutions to a panel of Boeing Executives and representatives.Director of contracts and pricing and CSUF Alumna, Sandy Feldbusch served as a judge for the competition. Overall she was impressed.
“I appreciate how professional the students were in their presentations. They took the assignment very seriously, particularly in the short amount of time they had,” said Felbusch.
This event was the first one Boeing has conducted in Southern California. The student groups had just under two weeks to work in their teams to complete the study and presentations. This was in addition to preparing and taking midterms and balancing other activities the students are involved in. After the presentation was over, each group used one word to describe how they felt –relieved.
Although there were stressful times and a lot of late nights, Irina Arora, a junior finance and accounting major, was sad to see the event end.“I’m going to miss it. I was so busy for the past two weeks. It’s like when they say that the journey is more fun than the destination,” said Arora.
Andy Galaviz, a senior economics major has had his sights set on Boeing from the start.
“This was worth our while. This experience can lead to a future job opportunity. Boeing is such a great company. I’ve wanted to work for Boeing since I was a kid,” said Galaviz.
Drew Gough, a Boeing Business Career Foundation Program (BCFP) representative commented on how participating in this case study will help the students in the future.
“This looks great on a resume and when applying for internships. Saying that you won a Boeing Case Study is impressive. Also it makes an impression and it allows us to put a face to the name,” said Gough.
For Elizabeth Garcia, a senior accounting and finance major, this experience is something she wants to learn from and take with her into her career.
“We could make mistakes and there was room for errors because we are still learning. So we can apply the skills we learned in this case study and apply it to the workforce,” said Garcia.
At the awards presentation, each student received a certificate and a Boeing water bottle. The top three teams won Boeing pad-folios and a special lunch at Boeing in El Segundo, a tour of the Boeing facility and a chance to network with other Boeing employees. The top teams included:
1st place: Boeing the Distance – Natalie Chau, Eric Don, David Peterson
2nd place: Titan Consulting Group – Gary Au, George Funck, Andy Galaviz, Lariza DeLeon
3rd place: Number Navigators – Irina Arora, Steven Rodriguez, Tyler Stewart
Natalie Chau, a finance major, commented on her team’s first place win.
“It was thrilling. We spent a lot of time working on this case study and it’s comforting to know all of our hard work paid off,” said Chau.
Mark Tiffany, Boeing director of estimating and directing, ended the event by stating, “The world is in good hands and so is the business community.”