Shell Business Challenge

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Do you want to stand out from the crowd on the job market? Do you want to bridge the gap between theory and the practical reality that corporate executives face on a daily basis? Do you want to get to know one of the biggest companies in the world? Apply now for the Shell Business Challenge and get an exclusive insight into the oil and gas industry! Sign up before the 25th of October! The winners will receive an iPad Mini!

This year’s Shell Business Challenge 2015 will focus on ‘managing projects in the oil & gas industry’. As a participant,  you will have to make a selection of projects and have to manage these for some time, hereby taking up the role of the Shell Board. For example, you will have to deal with suppliers going bankrupt or a sharp decrease in the value of a certain currency, which in turn affected their portfolio’s. The Shell Business Challenge is meant for all 3th years Bachelor and (Pre-)Master students.

The project will take place from Week 46 until Week 51 on Tuesday afternoons (after 17:00 o’clock, not during lecture hours) and will take approximately 6-8 hours per week.

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Do you have any questions regarding this event? Contact Anne Alsem at

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Unfortunately, the applications are closed.

Previous participants

For me, the Shell Business Challenge provided a great opportunity to go a little outside the normal scope of my study. With multidisciplinary teams, masterclasses and a big business case, it was indeed challenging and gave a nice taste of working life. Of course it was also a nice way of getting to know Shell through visiting their office, business diners and getting in contact with lots of people working for Shell.

- Rachelle Cartigny

What I liked most about the Shell Business Challenge was to work together with fellow students from very different backgrounds. By sharing ideas and exchanging expertise we were able to come up with a creative approach for coping with a (real!) problem Shell had to deal with. A unique opportunity to gain some insights into the oil-and gas industry and to get to know Shell from the inside.

- Roderik Jongbloed