JOB SIWAWONG, THAMMASAT UNIVERSITY, SECOND PLACE AT BBICC 2017
Could you pinpoint a few moments from BBICC 2017 that have had the most impact on your overall impression?
– It all began the moment we walked out of the immigration. Our super team ambassador, Nikola, made us this big welcome sign before taking us around Belgrade on the very first day! Overall, it’s the people, the food, the city, the fun, the case – everything essentially plays part in leaving us with a positive impression.
What is the key ingredient in the recipe for success regarding case competitions, according to your opinion?
Synergy. That’s our success recipe. After all, a case competition is a team effort (advisor included!). Whether you’re pulling an all-nighter or cramming to finish the deck in limited hours, the team needs to work well together, trust each other, and bring out the best in each other.
All the while, have fun! You’re there to travel the world, explore new cultures, and make friends. I believe that’s already a big win. The award is a plus.
Why should a student participate in case competitions like BBICC?
BBICC is an event you would think it’s too good to be true but in fact, it’s very real. The organizing committee is super welcoming. Events are well-prepared, packed with fun activities. The case itself provides challenging yet exciting twists. Most important of all, where else would you get a chance to present in front of to-be Prime Minister?
Do you have any recommendations and pieces of advice regarding Serbian culture for BBICC 2018 participants, having in mind it is most likely their first time here?
3 things: Rakia, Živeli, Vesna. If you don’t know any, find Vesna 😉
On a more serious note, try exploring the countryside if you have time. You’ll realize how much Serbia has to offer. And don’t forget to try Kaymak; it’s super good we were thinking of packing it home!