PepsiCo India’s ‘Change the Game’ campus challenge, which was launched two years back, has announced bigger prizes for its third edition. Not only will the winners get a chance to interact with and present their business cases to the CEO, Ramon Laguarta, but they will also receive an international job offer along with a grant of $100,000, with which to implement their winning ideas. The initiative offers the youth a platform to share creative solutions to real-life problem situations, with an opportunity to work with the company.
According to Suchitra Rajendra, VP-HR, PepsiCo India, the ‘Change the Game’ challenge is aimed at spotting the brightest amongst the participants and inviting them to develop sustainable and viable solutions to real-life business situations and problems.
This year’s challenge is to come up with solutions to accomplish the Company’s ‘Performance with Purpose’ goals, for sustainable plastic packaging and recycling.
The submissions from across India have been quite good and impressive. 11,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from the best business schools of the country will be collaborating to come up with innovative sustainability solutions to improve the environment.
Working professionals, with up to three years’ experience, are also given a chance to participate and try to make a mark globally.
The winning teams from PepsiCo’s India, Asia Pacific (Philippines, Korea, Thailand and Pakistan), Middle East & North Africa regions (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and UAE) will then compete in the finals at Dubai. They will also be eligible for either a twelve-month international experience or a two-month international internship.
The runners up from the three regions stand to receive a local job offer or a chance to shadow a senior business leader for a week.