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New National IT Challenge landed at UC

Opportunity for your students to compete nationwide and win a share of $5,000!

There is a new initiative on campus this year with the inaugural UCE Regional MYOB IT Challenge.

The MYOB IT Challenge is an annual event run by the hugely successful Management Consulting Club at the University of Auckland. This year for the very first time they are opening up the challenge to universities from across the nation which means this is an opportunity for UC students to show the country just how great we are.

This competition is open to all students at any level and from any discipline. This will be of particular interest to students with technical expertise (e.g. from information systems, computer engineering, software engineering, computer science etc) and/or interest in business consulting (e.g. from Commerce). This is a great opportunity for students to add some great skills and experience to their CV, particularly in consulting and problem solving areas.

The IT Challenge is a business case based competition, combining business and technical analysis to find real solutions to business problems throughout New Zealand. Students will work in teams of two to four, for five days to prepare and submit a written proposal and basic prototype. Teams will then pitch to a panel of judges for the chance to compete in the National competition in Auckland.

Please encourage students who might be interested to head along to the information session on the 3 May at 2pm in the UCE Presentation Room, Forestry 125. More event details are available here.

You and your students can find more information on the Challenge and key dates (including application details) on the Challenge page.

 

Applications now open for 21 Day Challenge

Applications are now open for the 21 Day Challenge 2016.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students from any discipline who are third year or above.

The Challenge involves successful applicants being put into teams of five who then have to work together over 21 days to come up with a solution to a given problem for a community in Niue.

The teams will be judged and the winners sent to Niue for an all-expenses-paid trip to implement their idea.

Applications  close on the 22nd of April at 12pm. Please encourage your students to apply, they just need to go to our website for more information and to apply www.uce.canterbury.ac.nz/21-day-challenge

International Opportunity for Students with 21 Day Challenge

The 21 Day Challenge is back again for 2016 offering students the chance to make a real difference to a community in the Pacific.

Students are given 21 days to work in teams of five with industry mentors to come up with a solution to a community problem – the winning team receiving an all-expenses-paid trip to implement their idea.

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Last year’s winning team in the Philippines

This is a wonderful opportunity for students that will make a valuable contribution to a community and their CV! Students will gain increased global and cultural awareness, applied learning opportunities, international networking as well as developing their enterprising and innovative thinking skills.

This challenge is open to all students, undergraduate and postgraduate, from any discipline. Please encourage your students to apply (applications open 4th April via Learn).

There is an information session on Monday the 4th of April from 12 to 1pm in C3 Lecture Theatre. Students can also head along to the UCE website for more information www.uce.canterbury.ac.nz