Home > 2nd Place for IFS Students at ESSEC Case Competition 2022


IFS students gain exclusive access to workshops and coaching from industry experts

Each year, ESSEC Asia-Pacific organises a competition for high school students in Asia to investigate an existing corporate case study. The ESSEC Case Competition for High School Future Leaders is an opportunity for students to learn about business, sustainability and entrepreneurship. This competition allows high school students to get an initial impression of jobs at various companies and help them gain insights into possible future career paths.

For the participants, this represents an excellent opportunity to work on concrete issues, discuss ideas with existing corporate brands and attend workshops on various themes – Entrepreneurship, Problem-solving, Public Speaking and Storytelling, Sustainable Development and Digital Marketing – thanks to speakers selected by the business school.

Last August, four IFS Première students, Julia, Aaron, Brooklyn and Claire, decided to participate in this competition, which focused on a brand of vegetarian crisps called “Confetti Snacks,” whose sustainable development is at the heart of its strategy. A Singapore-based snack company Confetti Snacks is fighting the food sustainability battle by upcycling food waste from imperfect produce or crop surpluses into gourmet snacks.

The four IFS students worked as a team and had just two weeks to brainstorm, design and refine a strategy to support Confetti’s goals. Like in a real-world consulting scenario, they were tasked to create a pitch book and present their solutions to a panel of jury members for evaluation.

Our students ranked second among the thirty-one participating teams thanks to great teamwork. They were happy to have been able to interact with other students from different countries and cultures, and all participants received a tree with EcoMatcher as a gift.

Click here >> to watch the video in which IFS students Julia, Aaron, Brooklyn and Claire, share their experiences.