STR SHARE Center have announced details of their 2020 Virtual Student Market Study Competition.
Student teams from some of the top Hospitality and Tourism Programs from Universities and Colleges around the world.
An opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge and research ability. Other students, professors, industry professionals, and recruiters will be invited to join the online finalist presentations. Each team will be tasked with conducting a Market Study on a city/market of their choice using STR data. Schools may enter a team in the undergraduate division, graduate division, or one team in each.
Teams will receive training material on not only how to conduct a Market Study but also on how to analyse and communicate their findings in a professional presentation. Each team will submit a video of their team presentation. Finalist will be selected in both undergraduate and graduate divisions. Those selected teams will then present online to a panel of senior level industry judges. Plaques will be awarded to finalist teams and the top team in each division will receive a $1,000 USD cash prize.
STR believes it is important that young professionals have the ability to analyse and interpret different types data and information. In addition to understanding the data, they should also be able tell a story that will inform and enable others to make decisions based upon the insights they have provided. This competition emphasises teamwork, analytical expertise, critical thinking, and presentation skills.
Registration is open through 4 September 2020
Teams begin submitting Market selections on 21 August 2020
Presentations submitted for evaluation by 30 October 2020
Undergraduate finalist teams present on 21 November 2020
Graduate finalist teams present on 22 November 2020
Winners and final placements announced online on 22 November 2020
To receive the competition guidelines and details on how your school may participate, please email Duane Vinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.