While some plan to start their summer working as an intern or vacationing on the coast, three UNC students are vying for a spot in a competition that will take them across the globe.
Seniors Emily Shaljian, Ross DiBetta and Molly Crosswell are campaigning to participate in the biennial "Red Bull Can You Make It?" competition, which is set to occur in early May.
The competition flies teams of three university students to one of five cities in Europe. From there, each team must travel to Berlin without money or personal phones. For seven days, they are reliant solely on 24 cans of Red Bull as currency.
“You don't have a place to stay, you don't have food to eat, you don't have anything, you don't have transportation,” DiBetta, a computer science major, said. “You have to trade Red Bulls for everything that you do.”
The application process for the competition includes an initial public voting round, followed by a round facilitated by a panel of judges, who evaluate a promotional video created by each team. Those who garner enough votes in the first round will reach the panel of judges.