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Suitable for Business believes that there are great skills to be found amongst students of the humanities and social sciences; skills which the business world would greatly benefit from if only it took proper advantage thereof. Too often these students are typecast and dismissed.
We at Suitable for Business would reject this kind of thinking; students of the humanities and social sciences can enrich business environments through their unique approaches as well as more creative thinking. Through our work we aim to showcase the extraordinary abilities of students and thereby prove their relevance to the business world.
Each spring we host a case competition where students from Scandinavia are invited to solve a business case. This is an excellent opportunity for you to prove your suitability for business!
Last week, Suitable for Business chairman Kenneth Salomonsen and boardmember Olav Hesseldahl visited "Fagkritisk Dag" (Subject Critical Day) at the University of Bergen to discuss our organisation and its role in relation to out-of-the-box thinking vis-a-vis the business world.
As the event of the year draws closer and the details of the conference are being finalised, we are happy to reveal more information about the case competition. While the case itself will remain our best-hidden secret until Wednesday the 21st March we are now at liberty to disclose some information relating to this year’s case participants.
Humanister udvikler Dansk Røde Kors Med det ene ben plantet i organisationens historiske dybder, og det andet ben på vej ind i det 21. århundrede, er Dansk Røde Kors en gammel dame, der står overfor en række udfordringer og nye muligheder. Sådan omtaler Anders Ladekarl den organisation som han siden 2008 har været Generalsekretær for.
Vi har forskelligeartede bidrag til Suitable for Business´ konferenceprogram. For overblikkets skyld præsenteres her første del af vores speakers´ abstracts. God læsning - og gå ikke glip af den orale version!
Earlier today a team consisting of four anthropologists from Copenhagen University was announced as the winner of this year's Suitable for Business Case Conference. Their vision of an 'Urban Oasis' won over the majority of the judges as well as the audience and the four ladies took home both of the prizes available; four thousand kroner for the former and a goodie bag for the latter. The team, which consisted of Anne Bech, Lene Wie Krog, Sofie Nielsen and Stine Ilum were clearly overwhelmed upon being named the winners; as they put it, "we have hereby shown that anthropology is not just about a small island in the Pacific or a distant tribe in Africa."
Many different solutions were presented and many creative ideas expressed. We at Suitable for Business were amazed at the inspiration and inventiveness presented and proud that you chose our case competition as the platform from which to excel! We would like to thank all the participants as well as the judges for an inspiring event which proves how Suitable the humanities and social sciences truly are!
To view more pictures from today, check out our Facebook page.
As this year’s case competition draws nearer, the final details are being settled. While we have already had the pleasure of announcing this year’s case participants we can now share the names of some of those who have kindly agreed to pass judgement over this year’s solutions. In no particular order, we are very proud to welcome
Case competition participants
With less than one week left before we kick off this year's Suitable for Business event we now have the pleasure of revealing the names of those selected to compete in this year’s case competition. While the subject of the competition will not be revealed for another seven days, we are happy to share a little something about the contestants.We have selected a total of ten teams representing different fields of study.
Throughout the conference we will explore the concept of value creation through the lens of the humanities and social sciences and the role of these kind of skills in modern business life. But how can the lessons from these discussions get YOU closer to a concrete idea of what it means to apply your academic skills in the real world? March 21st 10.30-12.00 Suitable for Business 2012 brings you two inspirational stories on how you move from the ivory tower of abstract academia to new ways of thinking business.
On the first day of this year’s conference we are very excited to be presenting a panel debate on how the social sciences and humanities can create value in future business life. Suitable for Business truly believes that people from such fields of study as the humanities and the social sciences have lots to offer in terms of skills and engagement.
Efter en intens finale i den første årlige Suitable for Business Conference & Case Competition, hvor hold fra Lund, Roskilde og Københavns Universitet præsenterede deres bud på hvordan Røde Kors kunne løse deres organisationsudfordringer, besluttede dommerpanelet at holdet fra Lund gav det bedste bud på hvordan Røde Kors kan løse deres organisationsudfordringer.
Do you want to know how to employ your humanitarian and social science proficiencies in the modern business world? Then Suitable for Business might be your runway! Following last year’s successful launch, Suitable for Business proudly presents
… the 2nd interactive academic conference and business case competition
… to be held the 20-23rd of March 2012
… with ‘Value Creation’ as this year’s theme
… bringing together 12 teams of Scandinavia’s brightest students to compete in solving a real-world business case