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University Students Showcase Unique Approach to Work in Gartner’s Virtual Case Study Competition

As a people-focused organization, we’re committed to developing the next generation of business leaders. How do we do this? By giving collegiate students and recent graduates the opportunity to connect with top industry talent as they share their real-world experience. 

September 25, 2020

As the effects of coronavirus continue to impact students and recent graduates across the globe, Gartner’s University Recruiting team created an opportunity for collegiate talent to learn more about our rotational programs by hosting a virtual case study competition. 

Throughout the 5-day competition, students were able to exercise their problem solving skills and business acumen, all while learning about our Business Rotational Development Program and Services Leadership Program. Gartner’s rotational programs give new hires exposure to different teams and management styles, as well as the chance to learn new skills and develop. 

With 20 participants from 12 universities across the United States, students were assigned to a real Gartner  business challenge and asked to present their solutions to current business associates and members of Gartner’s leadership team. The case study competition showcases the students’ approach to business problem solving, utilizing similar skills our rotational associates use every day.

“Case studies not only help us get a view into how individuals solve problems, handle pressure, and interact with senior executives, but they also give candidates a feel for the way we solve problems and the type of work we do,” said Ernie Bourassa, GVP, Product Management & Growth Programs. 

On the fourth day of the program, each team of students presented their ideas to Gartner’s panel of judges, with the top 3 teams advancing to the championship round Friday morning. The winning team was awarded the opportunity to have a virtual networking lunch with one of our leaders. 

Congratulations to our winning team members: Paul Yoon (UC Berkeley), Madison Brooke (Boston College), Tejas Santanam (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Tushnik Goswami (Duke University). Take a look at what a few of our competitors had to say about their experiences below: 

  • “It was great to hear real-time feedback from the Gartner team and to have them appreciate our work and analysis. Yes – winning the case challenge was a great achievement, but the appreciation the group had for our approach to work and mindset was a great reward.” – Tushnik Goswami
  • “I’m so grateful for the opportunity to engage with students across the country and put our ideas together to create a finished product that we were proud to present. It is impressive to see that the current circumstances did not impede our ability to work collaboratively and organize effectively over technology.” – Madison Brooke

Interested in joining one of our rotational programs? Learn more about our career opportunities for students and recent graduates here


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