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UW-Eau Claire Students Compete in Target Global Technology Case Study

RELEASED: April 23, 2009

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UW-Eau Claire students who competed in the Target Global Technology Case Study are pictured here with coordinators of the competition. Pictured are (front row, from left to right): Jessica Lozano-Williams (Target representative), Taylor Laehn, Brian Troy, Adam Ferry and Josh Ellingson; (second row): Dawna Drum (UW-Eau Claire College of Business instructional technology coordinator), Bryant Seppelt, Kristin Bomber, Blia Xiong and Jason Nicol; and (third row): Robert Edge, Ryan Koehler, Andy VanZeeland, Don Gaber (UW-Eau Claire information systems faculty member) and Josh Goldner.

EAU CLAIRE — Three teams comprised of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire information systems and computer science students recently competed against each other in the Target Global Technology Case Study, funded by a $4,000 grant through Target Corp.

Jessica Lozano-Williams, campus recruiter for the human resources department at Target, coordinated the competition with Don Gaber, a member of the information systems faculty in the UW-Eau Claire College of Business, and Dawna Drum, the College of Business coordinator of instructional technology.

The students were provided with information about problems that Target actually experiences in working with their global partners, which include such varied issues as differences in language, culture and bandwidth (rate of computer data transfer). Teams were asked to present a proposal to Target technology services on how Target can position itself to better leverage global business systems to address these issues. To accomplish this, students had to employ more than just their technical skills. Because they were required to write a paper as well as formally present their solution to the Target team judges, creativity, written and oral communication skills, and business strategy all played a part in the judging of the final solutions.

The first-place team members, each of whom received $500, are seniors Blia Xiong, Eau Claire, Bryant Seppelt, Foley, Minn., Ryan Koehler, Roseville, Minn., and Kristin Bomber, Eau Claire.

Second-place team members, each of whom received $300, are seniors Jason Nicol, Tomah/La Crosse, and Adam Ferry, St.Francis; and juniors Josh Goldner, Slinger/Oconomowoc, and Josh Ellingson, Savage, Minn.

The third-place team members, receiving $200 each, are juniors Andy Van Zeeland, Shawano/Green Bay, Brian Troy, Owatonna, Minn., and Taylor Laehn, and Robert Edge, Green Bay.

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