Each year, first year students are joined by students from other universities to complete the Consulting Challenge. Students from different schools work together on teams and are given a consulting project from a large Minnesota company (past companies include Medtronic, Ameriprise, 3M, and United Health Group, just to name a few). Students arrive at the sponsoring organization and are handed a packet that outlines a real organizational problem and are told to come up with a solution in just over a day. Solutions are presented to an executive panel from the host company, and a panel of I/O psychologists, who judge the proposals and declare a winner.
2019 - Hosted by MDA Leadership Consulting
Pictured: Emily Raulston (Minnesota State University, Mankato), Colton Pogalz (St. Cloud State University), Michelle Mouton (University of Houston - Clear Lake)