In the Sustainability Case Competition, you will get hands-on experience with solving problems, that can make the future of construction industry more climate friendly.
Climate change is happening all over the world, and as the world around us changes, so does our way of living. We are at a defining moment in time, as our impact on the planet can no longer be ignored. This is why Djøf, Valcon and MT Højgaard have teamed up to host this case competition. We want to offer students the opportunity to get hands-on experience with a sustainability business case and inspire to work for a greener future.
Together with other students, you will get to work on a real-life sustainability challenge that MT Højgaard is facing today. Throughout the competition you will be interacting with Valcon consultants and get introduced to some of Valcon’s consulting methods. By combining Valcon’s consulting methods and your own academic background, you will collaborate with your group and come up with your results on the given case and present them to a jury consisting of representatives from Djøf, Valcon and MT Højgaard.
Based on each group evaluation, the jury will determine the winning group.
Get all the information you need to register and participate.
What's in it for me?
Besides the fact, that you get to use your knowledge to solve a real-life sustainability challenge, you will also get to meet lots of new international students that are eager to learn and gain new skills – just like you. A case competition is a great opportunity for you to get a strong network while having fun and meeting new friends.
Throughout the case competition, you will be working closely with Valcon and MT Højgaard, and you will get an idea of how it is to be working for them, while getting connected with people from both Valcon and MT Højgaard. These connections can be usefuld and valuable in your future carrier. If you make a good impression, some of your new connections might invite you in for a job interview or recommend you to other companies.
The case competition will give you hands-on experience with professional challenges, that you can showcase on your resume. It’s also a great project to talk about at job interviews because you have concrete examples of how you work in professional projects.
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Who are the organizers?
The Sustainability Case Competition is organized by Djøf, Valcon and MT Højgaard.
Valcon is a fast-growing consultancy with Scandinavian roots, employed by clients worldwide in delivering sustainable transformation through the combination of technology, data, and consulting.
MT Højgaard is a central player within the construction and civil engineering industry and has taken responsibility to contribute to a sustainable development. MT Højgaard and their customers want to be known for their sustainable solutions in the entire building lifecycle - from design and choice of materials to the operation and reutilization.
Djøf is a professional trade union for academics within law, economics, social sciences and management. In Djøf our goal is to strengthen our members opportunities on the labor market, and we are ready to help, when our members faces problems during their study or work life.
Who can participate?
This case competition is open to all kinds of students, and we want to put together a diverse group with different backgrounds and fields of study.
We are looking for students who are eager to gain new problem-solving skills in a business context. Maybe you are studying Business Administration at CBS, Construction Management at KEA, Digital Innovation and Management at ITU, Instruction Constructor at KADK, Civil Engineering at Copenhagen University or Industrial Engineering & Management at DTU.
No matter where you are studying, how long you have studied or how experienced you are, we welcome you to join this case competition. If you have never tried to participate in a case competition before, this might be your chance to try it out.
Where and when is it, and how to apply?
The Sustainability Case Competition is a 2-day case competition, focusing on sustainability within the construction industry.
It will take place at MT Højgaard in Søborg and at Valcon in Copenhagen on the 5th and 6th of October 2023.
The two days will be concluded with dinner and drinks Friday evening for all participants and the organizers.
No need to upload your resume or your grades. All you need to do is to register for a spot. There are limited spots, so spots will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Please notice, that to participate in the case competition, you need to be able to attend the full 2-days program.
Deadline for registration is 1st of October 2023.