2nd CoreNet Global Academic Challenge: Shanghai
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2nd CoreNet Global Academic Challenge: Shanghai

The CoreNet Global Academic Challenge: Shanghai

Student teams from universities and academic institutions around the world are invited to compete in the CoreNet Global Academic Challenge whereby students will be asked to apply their student experiences to a real-world issue facing companies around the globe: how to attract, retain and motivate the next generation of knowledge workers.

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Three teams, with a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) students each, will be selected to compete onsite at the CoreNet Global Summit in Shanghai, China, a professional conference for 800+ corporate real estate professionals from around the world, to be held March 21 - 23, 2017. Interested students will be required to submit an application form and provide written responses to a variety of challenge-related questions for consideration during the team selection process in advance of the competition.

The winning team will be awarded $5,000 USD and an additional $5,000 USD for the team’s university to support corporate real estate education.

The Challenge

Your "consulting" team has been retained by a "large, multinational corporation" seeking to be THE employer of choice. In its quest to attract and retain top talent in a global economy, the company requires greater insight into what younger generations of knowledge workers seek in their future work experiences.

Who Can Participate? 

The competition is open to students of all disciplines pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree at a recognized degree-awarding institution, such as a University, Grande Ecole, College or Fachhochschule, hereafter referred to as "University," on a full-time or part-time basis. Each student must be currently enrolled in classes at their host university throughout the competition, and not have more than 5 years prior professional experience.

The competition is open to teams of three (3) to five (5) students from the same institution. Team members may be from different academic programs within the institution, but all team members must matriculate (be registered) at the same institution.

Interested students should review the rules in their entirety before completing an application. Completed applications should be emailed to: academicchallenge@corenetglobal.org.

Preliminary Schedule

(subject to change)

SaveCoreNet Global Summit, Shanghai, China, 21-23 March 2017

  • Registration Opens and Competition Materials Released – September 2016
  • Application Deadline – 30 November 2016
  • Competition Submissions Due – 31 December 2016
  • Challenge Competitors Announced – 31 January 2017
  • Final Presentations in Shanghai, China - 22 March 2017