Submitted by Lisa Knechtle-Jerkiewicz, Professor and Program Coordinator, Accounting Programs, Kingston Campus
Students from the Business Administration - Accounting program in Kingston and Cornwall participated in the 12th annual SLC Accounting Case Competition, held virtually on February 26 and 27.
The student teams analyzed a "real world" case study and presented their findings to a panel of judges comprised of accounting professionals and employers. The competing teams are given the opportunity to showcase their critical thinking, analytical, problem-solving, and presentation skills to the judges.
The annual event contributes to the ongoing experiential learning of our students and reinforces the importance of critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills that are necessary for student and career success in accounting.
Congratulations to all participants on their accomplishments, especially the top three teams:
1st place: Tyler Shettell, Joleen Mayer, Kelsie Shafer
2nd place: Kseniia Reidman, Crystal Pizzacalla, Melissa Shumaker
3rd place: Blake Morden, Kathlena Lenardich, Daniyar Bazhbenov
"This event forces students out of their comfort zone and we kind of push students off the cliff so that they realize that they are able to thrive in a stressful situation and to accomplish amazing things. Year after year, our judges are amazed by the accomplishments and talent of our students," said Lisa Knechtle-Jerkiewicz, Professor and Program Coordinator, Accounting Programs, Kingston Campus. "It also is an event that showcases what a great community and network we have of students, faculty, graduates, and employers. The event brings everyone together. Many of our graduates have commented that the accounting competition was one of the highlights in the Business Administration - Accounting program."