Competition description

The Global Student Challenge is so much more than just an international student competition! It offers you the chance to gain valuable knowledge and further develop the skills you learned during your curriculum course. By participating in the Challenge, you will experience the life of a Corporate Executive and run your own virtual company, this is as close as you can get to reality! Ultimately, what we aim to achieve with the Global Student Challenge is to get you noticed by top corporates in search of supply chain talent and get recruited for your dream job or internship!

The Challenge, now in its 5th edition, pits teams from top business schools and universities from across the globe against each other in a search for the world’s Top Talent in Supply Chain Management and -Finance. Could you be the one we’re looking for?

The two tracks of the Global Student Challenge, The Fresh Connection and The Cool Connection, come together during the Global Final week for an intense competition among the top supply chain students in the world! Unexpected turns of event will make the battle fierce as teams from both tracks compete for €20,000 in cash prizes and the coveted Global Champion title!


Curriculum course: You will play The Fresh Connection or The Cool Connection in class over the period of time your teacher has decided.

Local Final: Your teacher will then select students to participate in a tournament of The Fresh Connection or The Cool Connection. This competition is organized locally by your teacher and your school. The winning team will have a guaranteed spot at the Global Final in May 2019.

Regional Finals: Aside from the Local Finals there will also be some Regional Finals (for those that did not hold a Local Final), including the Benelux Regional Final and the French Regional Final. These are physical, on-day events and the winning team is also guaranteed a spot at the Global Final.

Global Final: The final phase of the Global Student Challenge! Around 30 teams will battle for the winning spot, the best career opportunities, and cash prizes!


Career opportunities

This Challenge is designed to help you connect with supply chain companies and jobs!

International Networking

You will meet students and teachers from top universities from all over the world. Share your culture and learn about others in our cozy Global Village during the Global Final and take back unforgettable experiences.

Professional training

The Fresh Connection and The Cool Connection are highly advanced business simulations that are used internationally by the world’s leading companies to train personnel in the complexities of supply chain management. The Challenge allows students to bridge theory and practical application in a real-life, volatile market environment.


€20,000 in cash prizes!


Top teams can proudly demonstrate their performance with official certificates.


Travel makes you realize that no matter how much you know, there’s always more to learn by experience!

The Talent Connection

All participants become candidates in this unique talent platform! The Talent Connection facilitates students and companies in finding the perfect match for both internship and job opportunities. By participating in the Challenge, students are assessed based on their performance, skills and capabilities, which create a unique profile of each student.