Schulich Hosts the MBA Games, Finishing Third
Be More. It is not just the motto of the annual MBA Games, but a philosophy Team Schulich exemplified throughout the three-day event.
The MBA Games pits students against each other in academic (case competitions), athletic (basketball, volleyball, indoor triathlon, and dodgeball) and spirit competitions (opening ceremony dance competition, leadership video, a scavenger hunt, social media engagement, and overall sportsmanship). As the defending Queens Cup champions, Schulich had the privilege of hosting the 2016 games in Toronto, which had over 600 participants from 20 schools across Canada.
Co-chair of the MBA Games Jose Paolo Del Carmen was part of the Queens Cup Championship team last year and became an organizer for this year’s event. He feels the MBA Games provide an indescribable level of energy and is a highlight of many students MBA experience. “The Games enable MBAs to showcase skills and interests that aren’t necessarily easily demonstrated in the classroom. Athletic skills, creativity, volunteerism and community building truly shine at the Games.”
Schulich Chief of Staff Sean Siddik believes that hosting the MBA Games gives students a fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded individuals from across the country and profile Schulich’s award-winning facilities, while raising a grand total of over $60,000 from all schools for Ronald McDonald House of Charities. “We were proud to host the 2016 MBA Games and showcase our world-class school and the amazing City of Toronto,” Siddik said. “It is a great opportunity to witness the intersection of our brightest minds with future business leaders, while competing on a national scale and supporting a great cause.”
Schulich has won six MBA Games since 2003 and consistently places among the top every year, finishing third this year. Marketing Instructor Joe Fayt has been a case coach for seven years and is always blown away by the student’s passion. “I am so proud of Team Schulich, not only for making it to the top three yet again, but for the high level of respect and courtesy they extended to all other participants. They demonstrated what it is like to be a true winner,” Fayt said.
Fayt also thanked RBC, Team Schulich’s corporate sponsor for their continued support, saying “We are proud to be associated with RBC. Their support has helped us build a strong team every year.”