Northwestern Fed Challenge Team

<p>I know that Northwestern has won regionals for 7 years in a row or something and has won nationals 3 times. Is there a fed challenge team course that they take? How do the students prepare? Seems like their system works pretty well.</p>

<p>I haven't done the Fed challenge but I have a friend who did. Since it was his first year doing the Fed challenge, he did mostly policy research and current event analysis. There are other groups which work on the actual presentation and finally the actual presenters. I'm sure it's more complicated than this, but this is what I know.</p>

<p>thank you for your reply viviste. So they don't just have a group of 6 guys who work on everything, they have essentially a bunch of groups where each group is responsible for different things regarding to the challenge? They go pretty hard.</p>

<p>There's a video about them on YouTube.</p>

<p>I sooooo want to do this at Northwestern. </p>

<p>I dunno how Northwestern does so well each year. (Goes to show how talented NU students really are.)
I mean, I would normally expect UChicago to be THE SCHOOL for economics.</p>

<p>7 years in a row? There's something more than luck behind that I think.</p>

<p>^NU team never lost to UChi. </p>

<p>The challenge contains presentations and Q&A. So ability to think on your feet and articulate your thoughts are very important; book-smart is only part of the equation. NU teams have probably been better in getting team members with that killer combo.</p>