PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Business students from 18 schools recently took part in the annual Morgan Stanley African-American Men of Westchester’s AAMW) Youth Business Skills Case Study Competition
The event brought local high school juniors and seniors together to hone their problem-solving and business analytical skills. About 150 students competed for three prizes, awarded for the best presentations on “Hydrofruit, Inc.: Ripe for Harvest or Rotten Tomato?” a case study from The University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
Morgan Stanley and the AAMW have partnered for three years to help students to develop the skills they will need to compete in the business world.
“The AAMW is dedicated to promoting a diverse workforce among Westchester County’s businesses,” said Kara Underwood, Morgan Stanley managing director. “As a significant employer in the area, Morgan Stanley shares their commitment and is pleased to partner with them in encouraging young minority students to learn about the business world.”
A panel of judges – led by state Supreme Court Justice Bruce Tolbert – rated the groups based on teamwork, the proposed solution and their presentation skills.
“The nature of work has changed drastically over the last 20 years,” said Bernie Thombs, an AAMW member and event co-chairman. ”Over 25 percent of today’s jobs did not exist 20 years ago, and this trend will continue. The AAMW recognized this in 2003 and developed the Business Skills Case Study Competition to address the needs of a changing economy.”
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