About

Competition description

The Global Student Challenge, powered by The Cool Connection is so much more than just an international student competition! Gain valuable knowledge and develop skills needed to cross over to the corporate world. Experience the life of a Corporate Executive and run your own virtual company, this is as close as you can get to reality! Ultimately, get noticed by top corporates in search for top talent and get recruited for your dream job or internship!

Every year the Challenge pits teams from business schools and universities from across the globe against each other in a search for world’s Top Talent in Supply Chain Management and -Finance.
The Challenge is to run your own virtual company, The Cool Connection, with a team of 4 students. The Cool Connection is a manufacturer of personal care products and is delivering to retail channels. As the company is suffering severe losses, a new management team (you and your team!) has been appointed to make the company profitable again by making strategic and tactical decisions.

The Global Student Challenge is now Bigger, Better, and offers a Brand-new feature!
This year for the first time, the two tracks of the Global Student Challenge come together during the Global Final week. Unexpected turns of events will make the battle fierce as teams from both tracks are competing for €20,000 in cash prizes and the coveted Global Champion title!

Rewards

Money

€20,000 in cash prizes!                                                                                           

International Networking

Students and teachers from numerus countries and nationalities interact with each other, share their culture and take back to their countries unforgettable experiences that last a lifetime. Networking is all about connecting with people. But then again, isn't that what life is about?

Travel

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

Free professional training

The Cool Connection is a highly advanced business simulation that is 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.

Certificates

Top teams can proudly demonstrate their performance with official certificates.

Career opportunities

This Challenge is designed for future business leaders! How to kick start your career?

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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.