In early August, Harvard hosted the third annual MIT vs. Harvard Case Competition. This multi-day event, jointly organized by the Harvard Graduate Consulting Club and the Consulting Club at MIT, is open to all graduate students and postdocs and provides an opportunity for participants to demonstrate and share their consulting strategies and network with industry professionals. Over a one-week period, randomly assigned teams of four worked on a live case from a real business and provided a presentation of recommendations to be graded by judges from top consulting firms.
The final presentation, held at Harvard’s Tsai Auditorium, showcased the top Harvard and MIT teams. This year’s first-place winner was MIT Team #7 with participants Ioannis Simaiakis, Wener Lv, Leon Li, and William Herbert; Harvard Team #6 with Michael Soskis, Ondrej Podlaha, Jessica Lucas Yecies, and Emre Basar won second place; and Harvard Team #3 with Yifan Lu, Xiaobo Xu, Xu Zhou, and Martin Allan won third place.