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College Involvement


ARGUS University Challenge

Each year ARGUS offers a “University Challenge” with dozens of universities from all over the world participating. Teams of aspiring real estate professionals, sponsored by a participating professor, are challenged to present a paper with the best investment analysis and conclusion for a fictitious real estate opportunity. This unique challenge gives students the opportunity to participate in a powerful and compelling competition to enhance their knowledge of ARGUS Enterprise to aspiring real estate professionals. The competition includes simulating a real-life investment analysis of a commercial real estate property by modeling the provided assumptions in ARGUS Enterprise and creating a paper describing the outcome of the analysis. For more information, contact Carlos Slawson.

CFA National Research Challenge

The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an intercollegiate competition sponsored by the CFA Institute in which leading industry professionals teach business and finance students how to research, write, and present a report recommending a “buy”, “sell”, or “hold” position on a publicly traded company. Originated by NYSSA, with support from CFA Institute, the challenge is now being replicated in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and the U. S. Benefits to students include a wide variety of networking opportunities, direct interaction with financial professionals, and enhancement of your CV/resume. For more information, contact Kurtay Ogunc.

CSBS Community Bank Case Study Competition

Through study of a local community bank, students will engage in an experiential learning opportunity that will allow them to network with local banks, CSBS staff, and academics. Students will have an incredible opportunity to gain valuable, first-hand knowledge of the banking industry, and, if selected as winner, will be able to present their work in front of federal and state regulators, academics, and industry stakeholders at the Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference. For more information, contact Brian Andrews.

Deloitte Case Competition

During the Deloitte Case Competition, teams are assigned different cases based on actual situations Deloitte encountered during audits. Teams present their findings to a panel of Deloitte partners and retired partners, competing against universities from across the country. For more information, please contact the Department of Accounting at

Entrepreneurship Fellows Program

The Entrepreneurship Fellows Program offered by the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute is a year-long program intended to foster entrepreneurial-minded students by providing an intensive, high quality educational experience to a select cohort of undergraduate and graduate students at LSU. Fellows are exposed to business leaders from across the region and to the entrepreneur networks vital to dynamic economies. Fellows also are encouraged to become active participants in regional economic development efforts and are taught to apply principles of entrepreneurship wherever they are needed, from high-tech startups, to established firms, to non‐profit corporations. Fellows come from a variety of disciplines including engineering, agriculture, political science, and computer science. Email the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems at for information.

National Diversity Case Competition

The Kelley School of Business National Diversity Case Competition, or NDCC, is a premier event that attracts top-level, diverse talent from colleges and universities across the country. The competition is held annually over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend and is aimed at educating students about the importance of diversity in business. It also acts as a networking and recruiting event for corporate partners who are on hand to judge the case competition, present workshops and participate in the networking reception and dinner. Contact Angela Guidry for more information.

Professional Sales Institute Internal Sales Competition

The Internal Sales Competition is hosted by the Professional Sales Institute and allows students to compete in business-to-business, or B2B, sales scenarios for scholarship awards. Corporate partners judge the event, grading each team's performance in real-time via closed-circuit TV. Contact Greg Accardo for more information.

Professional Sales Institute Sales Team

The PSI Sales Team was founded in 2010 with the goal of providing interested students the skills and experience necessary to excel in a professional sales career. Each year the PSI Sales Team participates in several collegiate sales competitions hosted at universities across the country. These events often attract major corporations interested in discussing internship and full-time employment opportunities. Contact Greg Accardo for more information.

ULI Hines Student Competition

Since 2002, the ULI Hines Student Competition has challenged students to collaborate across disciplines and imagine a better built environment. Groups of five students form teams to devise a development program for a real site in a North American city, providing designs, market-based financial data, and related narratives. For more information, contact Brian Andrews.