20 Years Later: Reflections on the CES Student Evaluation Case Competition
Since 1996 the Canadian Evaluation Society has held a case competition for college and university students. By 2016, a total of 1,132 students had participated. An online questionnaire was sent to 768 participants with available email addresses; eight additional participants entered the study after viewing an online posting. The questionnaire was completed by 112 former participants (response rate: 14%). Findings suggested that participating in the case competition was a positive experience that led to an appreciation of evaluation, increased teamwork skills and provided stronger resumes. Some indicated that participating influenced their choice of evaluation as a focus for their career.
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