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Paperclip Challenge at ITB

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3/1/2010 10:42:21 AM


Legendary entrepreneur Donald Trump once said 'You have to think anyway, so why not think big?' and that is exactly what ITB students did this week when a large cohort took part in the inaugural Paperclip Challenge.



ITB Students received a paperclip and had 24 hours to complete as many swops as possible to end up with an item of higher value. Students kept a log of swops completed and the challenges they faced.



The eventual winner, Amy Fitzsimons, a student studying for her Masters of Business Studies at ITB won the overall challenge by making 7 swops and ending up with a GAA Football signed by 3 Dublin players. Amy was awarded first prize of a Nintendo Wiiwith extra controller, Mario Kart, WiiSports Resort and Fifa2010 game. Amy said 'The challenge was great fun and really encouraged me to communicate and negotiate with other people'. A special commendation award of a €100 voucher for the BlanchardstownTown Centre was awarded to first year Social Studies Student Thomas Maher, who gave the panel of judges a very interesting and amusing account of his furious journey of 10 swops to end up with a bowling pin.



The Paperclip challenge was run by Student Enterprise Intern Louise Dwyer who said 'It is heartening to see the level of interest among students at ITB in creativity and entrepreneurship and I am very much looking forward to rolling out The Rookie Challenge here on campus next month, which promises to be our most exciting student competition to date.' For further information on The Rookie Challenge or Student Enterprise at ITB contact Louise Dwyer on Student Enterprise Intern is funded under the Strategic Innovation Fund in partnership


What our students say...

Monika Karaliunaite

"Basically the course covers everything to do with digital and online media. I had it as a hobby in sixth year but when I came here I learned so much more."

Monika Karaliunaite,
Creative Digital Media Student

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