WHAT IS VAKAVT?

VakaVT is a case study competition that is hosted by The METU Productivity Club. In VakaVT, students from numerous departments and grades are invited to compete in teams of 3 by creating solutions towards the unique case studies that are provided by professional organizations, VakaVT challenges the participants in many different sectors and work areas which gives them the opportunity to utilize and broaden their knowledge. Furthermore, the competitors get to develop skills in one-to-one communication with organizations, decision making, teamwork and presentation. In addition, the contestants receive feedback from the qualified jury members after their case has been presented and thus allowing them to develop their case study skills exceptionally.

THE PRELIMINARY STAGE

The competitors should apply by entering their personal information and submitting their CVs on the application form that is available on odtuvakavt.odtuvt.org. After the applications are collected, a general reasoning test provided by Psylabs is sent to the teams by email, and the teams are asked to complete all the steps of this test within the determined deadline. The tests are then analysed and evaluated by the Psylabs, and the teams that are qualified for the final stage are selected. Afterwards, online case study is sent to these teams and are asked to provide a solution and submit it in the designated period. After the cases are analysed and evaluated by the sponsored company, 6 teams who are eligible to participate in the grand finale are determined and will be informed.

FINAL STAGE

The teams who are eligible to participate in the final stage, to be held on 17-18-19 January, will work through 5 different case studies and 2 different workshops throughout the competition and make presentations to the jury.

TRANSPORTATION

All transportation costs of the teams that are eligible to participate in the final stage are covered by The METU Productivity Club.

ACCOMMODATION

The contestants of the final stage will be our guest in The Ankara Hotel for three nights and all costs will be covered by The METU Productivity Club.

AWARDS

At the end of the competition, the team at the 1st place will receive 4500 TL, second place will receive 3000 TL, and the third place will receive 1500 TL. After the workshops and the case solutions are completed, the teams will receive internship opportunities and various surprise gifts from the sponsored organizations. Also, the team that received first place will also win an MBA Scholarship from the top universities in Turkey.