EY Design Sprint Innovation Challenge for Sophomores and Juniors

January 10, 2019
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Do you like creating new technology and business solutions? Are you interested in working on diverse teams? Would you like to experience life as an EY professional for a day? EY is hosting a fast-paced, 24-hour EY Design Sprint at USC, and are inviting undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior year to attend.

By registering for this event, you will:

  • Understand and use design thinking processes in an interactive environment
  • Compete on teams of up to 5 people to create and prototype a solution to a real-life client scenario
  • Work with students from both the business and engineering schools to use technology and
    business together
  • Network and interact with EY professionals from multiple areas of the firm
  • Have the opportunity to win great prizes

You need to commit to both Friday and Saturday times in order to apply. At this time, registration is only open to students pursuing undergraduate degrees, and preference will be given to sophomores or juniors. EY will review all applications, and will confirm attendees to ensure diversity of educational backgrounds. Registration is limited to 50 students.

Note: Teams will be made up of a minimum of four and maximum of five students. Each team of 4 or 5 must have a minimum of one student from the business school and one from outside the business school, though the ideal team make-up would be 2 & 2 or 3 & 2.

Teams will form on Friday night.


Friday, Feb. 1: 5:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

  • Design thinking hands-on learning experience
  • Dinner and networking
  • Team formation

Saturday, Feb. 2: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • Breakfast & presentation of challenge statement
  • Team idea creation and development (including lunch)
  • Pitch workshops (optional)
  • Team pitches to judges
  • Announcement of winners and distribution of prizes


Please contact: Greg Share – greg.share@ey.com or Ashley Park – Ashley.s.park@ey.com

Published on January 10th, 2019

Last updated on October 16th, 2020