Register to participate in the CoreNet Global Academic Challenge 2021/2022, for an opportunity to win a cash prize of $5,000 alongside other benefits.
Application Deadline: 22nd September 2021
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Once registration is completed, a registration confirmation email will be sent to the Team’s Primary Contact. Incomplete registrations may be discarded. There is no fee to register, and teams may only register once.
The goal of this global competition is to raise awareness of corporate real estate as a viable career opportunity amongst college students of all academic disciplines, to connect local chapters and members of the association with future talent, and encourage more universities to include corporate real estate in their curricula.
A Student Competition
Student teams from universities and academic institutions around the world are invited to compete in an academic challenge wherein students are asked to play the role of an internal corporate real estate team in order to address a real-world issue facing companies around the globe: Your team is charged to develop an Environmental, Social, and Governance strategy for the corporate real estate portfolio that addresses: post-pandemic health and safety concerns and employee well-being; the corporate commitment to being a better steward of the environment; and diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DE&I”).
How can corporate real estate professionals take a leadership role in helping their companies develop an agile ESG strategy that permits the board and management to shift back and forth among short-, medium-, and long-term issues as the changing business environment may require? What will be the lasting impact of the COVID-19 lockdown and the resulting health and safety protocols and practices on the environment and climate change? How will the company turn the conversation about DE&I into measurable actions?
Three teams, with a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of four (4) students each, will be selected to compete in the final round. Interested students will be required to submit a registration form, respond to several questions, and create a compelling presentation as discussed in the Competition Brief.
Registration opens and competition materials released – June 2021
Any additional materials to be shown to the judges (including, but not limited to: handouts, posters, etc.) MUST BE INCLUDED with the presentation when submitted; any new material presented without first being submitted may subject the team to penalty and will be excluded.
A jury of corporate real estate professionals will select the teams to compete in the final round.
JUDGING RUBRIC – Final Round
Submissions will be judged on the following:
Does the submission present evidence of innovation, creativity, and/or initiative? Was data used effectively to support the recommendations? Is the solution presented clear, logically tight, and well-supported? Is there evidence that the team incorporated feedback gleaned from interactions with Summit attendees?
Does the response presented appear reasonable and appropriate given typical business time and resource constraints? How did the team deal with new and/or ambiguous information? Was the strategy presented creative and actionable?
Does the submission add value to the organization, its mission and/or enhance shareholder value? Does the methodology safeguard business continuity risks and address the potential underlying cultural diversity of the business leaders?
Was the submission polished, professional, and delivered in a confident and convincing manner?
The three (3) highest-ranking submissions will advance to the Final Round; please note that teams will NOT be required to present during Round One.
Finalists will be notified on or before 8 October 2021. Teams selected as Finalists must inform the Challenge by email to AcademicChallenge@CoreNetGlobal.org no later than 12 October 2021 if they do not wish to participate in the Final Round in November 2021. This will allow the Challenge to notify the next highest-ranking team.
Opt-out at any time. No strings attached.