Student Team Wins CoreNet Academic Challenge

Monday, October 31, 2016

FAA students joined forces with majors from the College of Business to win the second CoreNet Global Academic Challenge, a competition focused on creative solutions to business problems. After a review of applications received from academic institutions around the world, four teams of finalists were invited to compete at the October CoreNet Global Summit in Philadelphia. Students drew on their college experiences to address how companies can not only appeal to the next generation of workers but also help them be productive and motivated over their careers. With students majoring in architecture, urban planning, and economics, the Illinois team emphasized in the winning solution the conditions of the workspace, approaches to job flexibility, and the effective integration of technology.

Team members (left to right): Esther Cho, senior in architecture; Nick Bartholomew, first-year master's degree candidate in urban planning; Logan Walker, senior in architecture; Ines Andrade, junior in economics with a real estate focus; Joseph (Zach) Tuczak, senior in economics with a minor in applied statistics; and Sofia Sianis, adjunct instructor in the Department of Finance.