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A winning team

First-place team of Johnson School students at the National Human Capital Case Competition
(left to right) Javed Singha, MBA '09, Puneet Bhatia, MBA '08, Rhoda Yap, MBA '08, team captain Anthony J. Figliolini, MBA-MILR '08, Rohit Kumar, MBA '08, and Tania Stewart, MBA '08

A team of Johnson School students took first place and a $20,000 prize at the National Human Capital Case Competition, the nation's first-ever MBA-level competition focusing on human capital challenges, held Oct. 19-20 at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management in Nashville.

Teams were judged by executives from General Electric and Deloitte who provided the support and sponsorship for the competition, including the prizes for the winning teams. Sponsored by the Strategic HR, Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (SHRLOE) club, the Johnson School team was comprised of men and women of various ages, nationalities, and ethnicities, from a variety of work experiences, professional interests, and academic concentrations. They were advised by Randy Allen, associate dean for corporate relations and consultant-in-residence.