The Global Student Challenge

- Netherlands

12 Months

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Description of Ideal Candidate:

A team consists of 4 members in total. One member of your team needs to create the team name (this can be done during registration or after registration in your team page). The remaining 3 members:

  • If not yet registered, can be invited through the team page. If registered using the link in the invitation email, the student will be automatically added to your team.
  • If already registered, can select the team name from the list in their team page




Supply Chain Finance Community

The Supply Chain Finance Community (SCFC) is launching the Global Student Challenge to create awareness on- and stimulate development around supply chain finance. In this elite international competition students will be challenged to show their skills in managing a virtual company “The Cool Connection” and its physical and financial supply chain.

The Cool Connection

The Cool Connection is a highly advanced business simulation that is used internationally by the world’s leading companies as a training tool. This new way of experiential learning is as close as you can get to reality. It provides insight in the complexities and interdependencies of supply chains whilst operating under uncertain and volatile market conditions.


The Challenge engages participants in making strategic and tactical decisions to realize a turn-around at a manufacturing company of personal care products called The Cool Connection. Working in teams of four, the participants each take up one of he roles in the management team:

  • Vice President Sales
  • Vice President Purchasing
  • Vice President Finance
  • Vice President Supply Chain

The Challenge provides the opportunity for students and teachers to experience this professional learning tool and connect to companies who face these complexities on a daily basis.


The Global Student Challenge, powered by the Supply Chain Finance Community, offers students a unique opportunity to compete for great prizes while testing their supply chain skills and showing them off to recruiters. Starting today student teams can join in and start playing a highly advanced business simulation, used internationally by the world’s leading companies.


GLD Education’s membership services

Before Traveling:

  • Assessment Center: We will analyze your profile to make sure we can match you to the right opportunity.
  • Two Account Managers: You will be assigned two account managers, one from our study abroad experts team and the other one is from our Global Leaders Membership team in the hosting country. Both account managers will be responsible to manage your application and make sure everything is in place.
  • Access our exclusive discounts: During the application process, you will need to work on translating several documents, passing a language test (IELTS or TOEFL) or even preparing for the language of instruction by taking an intensive course. Through our membership you will receive exclusive discounts to all our services, thanks to our partners.

Once you get accepted

  • Journey Preparation Your international account manager will be there to help you understand more about the country’s culture, its educational system, its living expenses and conditions and make sure that everything will go smoothly with the visa processes.

Scholarship hunting

  • Our account manager will be helping you to get any funding opportunity, we offer support in different dimensions to make sure we can offer you a financial support through:
  • Guidance to obtain a scholarship from the university.
  • Access to crowd funding platforms.
  • Access to our fund networks, which include different corporate funds.

Finding accommodation and booking your flight

  • With our local and global partners, we will get you punch of discounts for your accommodation and services you will use, we know how to help you travel with the minimum cost.

Arriving at your new adventure destination

  • We know how hard it could be for the day of arriving but don’t worry as your Global Leaders Membership team member will be waiting for you at the airport.
  • Your GLMer will provide support to help you settle in perfectly in your new journey and get access to student networks.
  • Now, you have the chance to join our ambassador (GLM) program and get paid while living this life-changing experience.

About to finish your degree

  • In GLD Education we are working with a bunch of big companies and organizations across the world, once you finish your experience, we will help you find the next step in your development.

We believe in the power of international education, so we strive to make it accessible for more young people across the world, joining our network means you are a step closer to achieving this dream.


11 Aug 2016

Quality of Educational Program 5/5
Value for Money 5/5
Support to Student 5/5
GLD Education Ranking 5/5

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