Join the APICS West Coast Student Case Competition

APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 45,000 members and approximately 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.
Student Case Competition
Every year APICS holds a Student Case Competition. APICS is broken into several districts. Each district holds it’s own competition, and the winners of each district compete in theInternational Student Case Competition during the annual APICS conference. This year HEC Montréal from Canada took the top honor.
The basis of the case competition is a Supply Chain simulation game called The Fresh Connection.
Here is a YouTube video with more details on the Fresh Connection:
Career fair
At this year’s Case Competition – for the first time – as an added benefit to the participating students we plan to hold a career fair section. We will be inviting recruiters to attend the event so they can watch the students participating. This is something our chapter does not have much experience in, so I would also appreciate any support you could provide to make this successful.
APICS Southwest District
I am on the Student Case Committee of the APICS Southwest District and sit on the board of directors of the APICS San Diego Chapter as the Vice President of Programs. This year theAPICS West Coast Student Case Competition is being held in San Diego so our chapter is hosting the event. I am trying to get more local universities from Southern California to attend and hence I’m reaching out to you. We do not limit attendance to the competition based on geography so we also have international teams participating every year. Our regular participants from Southern California are usually SDSU, USD, CSUSM, CSUSB, CalPoly Pomona and USC.

Past competition winners

FREE APICS Student Membership
Even if your students aren’t interested in participating, since the last 2 years, APICS offers free student membership. I would encourage your students who are interested in Operations and Supply Chain Management to sign up. At the San Diego Chapter we offer one free Professional Development Meeting per calendar year to members, so at least they’d get a free dinner out of it! Of course there are other benefits like networking and discounts on certifications.
Facebook links
*The APICS San Diego Chapter offers monetary support to teams that fall under our geographical area. Overall the event should be at almost no cost to the students since all teams get some amount of prize money as well. This event is meant to aid and help students in their career.*


Register to Vote!

Election Day is NOVEMBER 8th !!!
If you are not sure if you are a registered voter or not sure where to vote, click here.

If not are not registered to vote, or someone you know wishes to register, the deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday 10/24/2016, click here.

Training for poll workers takes place soon (including this Sunday 2-3 hours).  Call 858-565-5800 and select the option for poll workers.  For more information, go here.
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For FAQs about voting in California, go here or call (858) 565-5800


Rady[X]: The Future of Product Innovation

Dear UCSD students & Rady business minors,

Cisco, IBM, Illumina, GoPro & Google will be on campus for the third-annual Rady[X] technology conference, hosted by the Rady Technology Club. This year’s event theme is The Future of Product Innovation, focusing on how successful companies utilize technology to create new and better products and services. 
We’re excited to get a rare glimpse into the product innovation conversations that happen within the walls of these well-respected companies!
The conference will run from 1 to 7pm on Friday, October 28 at the Rady School of Management.
The afternoon will consist of keynote presentations, a product fair featuring local businesses and start-ups, industry panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and a catered networking mixer.
Last year, the event brought 200 attendees to our campus. This year, our goal is to reach 300 attendees but we need your attendance to accomplish our goal. Plus, we’d be honored and proud to have a large showing of our fellow UCSD Tritons, and specifically our Rady business minors.
All are welcome. To purchase tickets, help spread the word, and learn more about our event, please visit:

The Rady Technology Club hopes to see you at Rady[X]!

Fall Rady Preview Day

See what the No.1 Ranked MBA Program in San Diego has to offer!

Visit the Rady School of Management and become part of our innovative business environment firsthand during our upcoming Rady Preview Day on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9:00AM-4:30PM. This is the best opportunity to see what makes Rady stand out from other schools: our students, our staff, our faculty…our community.

We will bring together representatives from all parts of our Rady community to experience what life will be like for you, as a candidate, in one of our Master’s programs. Also, you will get the chance to:

  • Network with students, alumni, staff and faculty
  • Learn about the unique curricula of our full-time and flex MBA programs
  • Experience a master class taught by one of Rady’s prestigious faculty members
  • Tour Rady’s state-of-the art facilities overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • Discuss campus life with current students and alumni

For details and to register, click here: We hope to see you there!

*The Rady School of Management was ranked #1 MBA program in San Diego by Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2014 rankings, #1 EMBA in San Diego by the Economist

Participate in mystartupXX!

What is mystartupXX?

The mission of mystartupXX is to nurture the next generation of founders and technology companies through mentorship, education and funding.

The mystartupXX program is a one-of-its-kind accelerator that was created to increase and encourage diversity in entrepreneurship. Participants take part in mystartupXX workshops focused on various aspects of launching startups – team building, leadership, performing a market assessment and obtaining customers’ feedback, creating a value proposition, validating business models, and understanding financing strategies needed to launch the business. Each startup works with a mentor and meet regularly with advisors to monitor and encourage their progress.

Who can participate?

The program is open to all UC San Diego undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students, as well as recent alumni, with a business idea. A prototype is not required at the time of application.

The applicant has to be willing to be the team leader. The team leader will receive assistance with the team building process. A team is not required at the time of application however each team should have a woman in a leadership role. Diversity on the team is encouraged. Preferably, the team members will be UC San Diego students.

If selected, the applicant has to be able to participate in all program activities and events, attend meetings with mentor(s), provide project updates and present at the mystartupXX demo.

Up to 10 teams per year are accepted into the mystartupXX program. Prototype is not required at the time of application and teams with ideas in all stages of development are welcome to apply. All applicants and alumni have access to the growing mystartupXX alumni network and are invited to networking events.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 program. Apply online at The deadline to apply is November 13th!

IdeaConnect’s First Event – 10/13

IdeaConnect – a Rady School of Management entrepreneurship club lead by Nghia Ho – is having its first event this Thursday, October 13 beginning at 5:15PM in MPR2 at the Rady School of Management.

The following are specifics on the topic and event:

 “Prototyping in the Medical Device Industry”

Join the Founder of Clarify Medical and VP of Innovation and Rady Graduate, Martyn Gross, as he shares his insights and the innovations he’s experienced in Prototyping.

Ever wondered how to take an idea and establish an early stage product? Come learn about the key points to consider when creating a prototype as well as common pitfalls to avoid.
For more details, please check out the attachment and use the below link to RSVP.

IdeaConnect is a common ground for all students with an entrepreneurial drive to share concepts, solve problems and generate new ideas. By connecting the campuses throughout the university, the goal is to link together those who have technical expertise and industry experience with business students who have the ability to bring ideas to market.

Please see attached flyer: 

BYU Business Language Case Competition 2016


We have extended the deadline to register for the

BYU Business Language Case Competition

Thursday 3rd November – Friday 4th November 2016

Hosted by the Whitmore Global Management Center at Brigham Young University in beautiful Provo, Utah.


The new deadline is October 19, 2016.

This is the last day before we send out the case on October 20, 2016.

Register Here!