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We are the LCS Case Community.

The LCS Case Community, formerly Boiler Business Competitions (BBC) is a student-led wing of the Leadership Communication Studio that organizes and prepares ambitious students to compete in business case competitions. Case competitions provide students with an opportunity to improve and utilize analysis and presentations skills.  Students are required to analyze a business case in sometimes brief time frames ranging from hours to weeks, so mastering business frameworks for rapid use is crucial.  Teams of three to four students then present their solutions to a group of judges representing industry-leading corporations, opening numerous doors to new opportunities for those involved. 

Case competitions present opportunities for students to showcase abilities to work with teams, present information, and generate insightful solutions. Students can explore careers in consulting while preparing themselves for successful careers.  The BBC leadership team is dedicated to providing resources and support for students interested in participating in case competitions and case challenges. BBC is currently partnering with Purdue University Consulting (PUCC), Purdue Student Consulting (PSC), the Dean's Office, faculty, academic centers and other student clubs.

Our History

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In 2014, Marcus Glick and Mriga Agarwal shared a common vision of providing students with the tools necessary to prepare for a successful consulting career.  By founding Boiler Business Competitions, these innovators ensured that future groups of students would have the opportunity to follow in their footsteps.  Today, Marcus works for consulting firm Thomson Reuters while Mriga consults for Deloitte.   We thank the alumnus and the numerous corporate partners who continue to support students in the case community.  BBC’s previous president, Christine Rasquinha, has dedicated tremendous effort to moving BBC into a new chapter of growth, incorporating more students with more effective tools than ever before.  Christine now serves as president of the Purdue University Consulting Club, a graduate consulting organization which now relies on her consulting expertise as a budding 3+2 Masters student.  Dedication from both clubs is ensuring that collaboration continues.  The following president Matt Xia focused on quality club growth, expanding by hosting panel events and offering mentoring opportunities during case competitions.  

Current president Joshua Groh recently moved to rebrand Boiler Business Competitions as the LCS Case Community with the goal of consolidating the relationship between the LCS and BBC, eliminating efficiencies created by the maintenance of two brands and organizations, and focusing on the community aspect of case competitions.    

Learn More

Click here to view the Leadership Communication Studio (LCS) news and events page to see the calendar of events.

Our Leadership

Please contact us if you would like to engage with the LCS Case Community.  Our executive leadership team directory with contact information is listed below.

Click here to add your email to the LCS Case Community mailing list.

Our Board

Matt Xia bw

Joshua Groh

President

Chief Events Officer

Junior Finance, Management groh0@purdue.edu
Riley Owens bw

Sairam Venkat

Chief Operations Officer

Junior Marketing, Management venkata6@purdue.edu
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Kyrie Sismaet

Chief Marketing Officer

Junior Communications ksismaet@purdue.edu

Vidditt Kapur

Chief Personnel Officer

Junior Finance
Melissa Evens

Melissa Evens

Collaborator and Coach

Director of Leadership Communication Studio mevens@purdue.edu