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China Student Challenge

The 2017 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women China Student Challenge provides students, who are registered at universities in China and due to graduate in 2019, with the opportunity to demonstrate analytical, creative and strategic thinking by presenting innovative solutions to one of two business challenges. 

Two graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative have set business challenges, providing the opportunity for students to positively impact the success of her established business.

Six finalists will be invited to present their ideas at our Beijing office, and the top two challenge winners will be invited to participate in interviews for the 2018 Asia Summer Internship Program. All finalists attending the Award Ceremony will receive a certificate of achievement.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women

The 10,000 Women initiative was launched in 2008 by the Goldman Sachs Foundation, and has since provided more than 10,000 women from across 56 countries with business and management education, mentoring and networking.

10,000 Women has supported women from countries as diverse as Brazil, China, Egypt, India and Liberia through a network of 100 academic and nonprofit partners. More than 30 of the world’s leading business schools have participated in the program. The initiative is founded on research conducted by Goldman Sachs – Womenomics and Women Hold up Half the Sky – the World Bank and others which suggests that such an investment can have a significant impact on GDP growth.

HOW THE STUDENT CHALLENGE WORKS

Students are invited to come up with an innovative solution to one of two business challenges detailed below. Submissions will be judged on the demonstration of the following:

  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Analytical Skills
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Practical Implementation & Commercial Viability

Application Deadline: May 21, 2017

Please submit no more than one A4 page outlining your ideas AND a one minute video clip, no larger than 10MB in file size in one of the following formats (MOV, MP4 and WMV). Late submissions will not be reviewed. Finalists will be notified by email by no later than Wednesday, June 5, 2017. All finalists will be invited to attend an awards ceremony at Goldman Sachs Beijing office in early June 2017. Finalists will be expected to present their ideas to a panel of judges on their selected challenge and overall winners announced on the day.

Your ideas must be based on the challenges outlined in the information below. You may use publicly available information as part of your research. Please refrain from contacting any employees of the business.

PRIZES

Two challenge winners:

  • Will receive invitations to interview for the 2018 Asia Summer Internship Program

Finalists:

  • All finalists will receive a certificate of achievement 

For full terms and conditions of the Goldman Sachs China Student Challenge please click here.

WHO CAN ENTER

The Student Challenge is open to students who will graduate from their degree course in 2019 and who are currently registered and studying at a university in China through to the end of 2018. Students from all degree disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to enter. Submissions must be made on behalf of a team. Teams should consist of a minimum of two students and a maximum of four students.

HOW TO ENTER

Students interested in applying for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women China Student Challenge should visit My GS Events. All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm (China Standard Time) on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

  • Go to My GS Events portal
  • After logging in or creating a new account, select “Register for events”
  • Choose “China” for Country
  • Select “2017 China Student Challenge”
  • Please attach your Resume when you register

After registration, you will receive a separate email requesting you to indicate your Team Name, Team Members’ Names and their Email Addresses.

Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Goldman Sachs China Student Challenge.

THE BUSINESSES

Beijing Food Truck Trailer Company 

  • Case Profile – Xiao Yue, co-founder of the Beijing Food Truck Trailer Company, began her business in 2009; it has since grown into a leading food truck company in China with over 300 trailers targeting passersby at the subway entrances of over eight lines in Beijing. The company aims to expand to 800 trailers within in the next five years in order to fulfill their vision of becoming the biggest food truck operator in China.


 

Help Xiao Yue’s team improve their overall customer experience.

Learn more about Xiao’s business challenge 
 

De Li Feng Honeybee Cooperation 

  • Case Profile – Baoli Liu is the founder of the De Li Feng Honeybee Cooperation. She started her beekeeping business in 2013 in Chencang District, a county in Baoji, Shanxi, by raising scarce Chinese honeybees to produce organic honey. In addition to her own budding business, she taught over 300 village families how to raise honeybees in order to help improve their livelihood and incomes. 

Help Baoli take her business online.

Learn more about Baoli’s business challenge