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BBA Thammasat students – Winner & 2nd runner up of Dell Young Professional Challenge 2011

By Patrapatu Charanvatanakit, BBA#18
Dell Young Professional Challenge 2011 is a competition organized by Dell Corporation Thailand and Microsoft Thailand for junior and senior university undergraduates. This event provides an opportunity for students to apply both their academic and creativity skills, as well as to increase their knowledge and to obtain real world experience.
The competition started with a training and workshop activity set up by Dell and Microsoft in August 2011. After that, we had roughly a month to submit in a business plan for Dell in groups of three persons. In the top ten finalist teams, five of them were BBA Thammasat students. We had to work under the topic of developing a business plan to "create a group of DELL lovers through the use of digital marketing". For this we had to create a website or a Facebook fan page to implement our marketing plan. Furthermore, we were assigned to apply our creative ideas into the real world by having a one day test at Dell Concept Store at Pantip Plaza.

In the end, our BBA Thammasat students took two of the prizes home. The winner was the team “Dellta” which consists of Miss Apichaya Piyapinyo (Plum), Mr. Kraisri Kuludomphongse and myself, Miss Patrapatu Charanvatnakit (Bonita) from BBA #18, receiving a 50,000 baht prize and each a brand new Dell Inspiron™ laptop. We also won the special prize from Microsoft Thailand receiving a Microsoft product: Windows Home Basic. The second runner up award was given to the team “Chip & Dell” which consists of Mr. Apinut Assawakul (Ken), Miss Chompu Luksanakorn (Palm) and Mr. Yotsawat Charoensakwatana (Ice) from BBA #18, receiving a 10,000 baht prize.
For our success, we would like to thank everyone who was part of it; beginning with a sincere thank you to BBA Thammasat faculty for acknowledging us about this great opportunity, our professors for the useful knowledge from all the lectures, our families and colleagues for the immense support, our advisor Associate Prof. Dr. Kritsadarat Wattanasuwan for the practical advice and comments and last but not least, we would like to thank the sponsors of this competition, Dell Corporation Thailand and Microsoft Thailand, for the unforgettable experience. :-)
Posted date: January 24, 2012 – 10:00 hrs.