Mike Hurley, BS’17, likely would have never found his job after graduation if it wasn’t for a case competition.
“The case competition opened doors that I never expected to be open,” said Hurley, now using his supply chain management major in a position at Allison Transmission. “We had dinner the night before with executives in the industry. A recruiter took my résumé and gave it to the right people, who were looking for help at that time. They called me back. If I hadn’t participated in that case competition, I doubt I ever would have spoken with them at all.”
And to think, Hurley almost didn’t participate, at all.
“As I went through college, I avoided most anything that was outside of class. But as I got into my senior year, I realized I wasn’t getting any bites on my job applications. Maybe I needed to do something different. Professor Mark Ippolito had mentioned case competitions several times, so finally, I said I would do it.”
“And, wow. Look where it got me,” Hurley said, laughing. “I wish I would have done a case competition every time it came up.”