The Smith Analytics Consortium (SAC) hosts its annual Datathon, a 9-day data-focused competition. Within teams of 4-5 members, students apply their problem-solving, analytics, and data visualization skills to a real-world business problem.
Cash prizes are awarded to the winning team based on collected registration fees
Teams also have an opportunity to be mentored by Deloitte professionals and participate in the Core Consulting Series: A targeted workshop, hosted by Deloitte, to hone the skills needed to succeed in the Datathon and an opportunity to meet team members.
The next annual Datathon will be held in Spring 2023. Check back for details in March 2023.
Past Case Competitions and Datathons
Intended Participants: students enrolled in the MBA program at Smith School
Date: September 1, 2020
Students were organized into teams of roughly five members each and given 48 hours to prepare presentations for judging panels composed of KPMG professionals, as well as Maryland Smith faculty and alumni. The top three presentations selected by judges then advanced to a final round.
Intended Participants: All college students
Date: Application Deadline: September 22, 2020
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