Business students shine at case competition

By Public Affairs | January 18, 2021
           

Case comp news

Three Okanagan College business teams competed in the Queens Intercollegiate Business Case Competition finals this past weekend, albeit the competition looked much different than in previous years.

Due to the pandemic, the competition was forced to go virtual this year which opened opportunities for more teams to enter from across the world.

Despite the unprecedented level of competitors, three Okanagan College teams made it to the final round – Accounting, Finance and HR – and the Accounting team placed third in their division. The College’s Marketing, Policy and Ethics teams also competed in the preliminary round.

The Accounting team was made up of OC business students Kayla Berlinski and Zina Park and was coached by Adrian Fontenla, Mary Ann Knoll and Josh Widmann. Students Makayla Hawthorne and Nico Dirksen drove the Finance team with help from coaches Mike Hazen and Graham Moir. The HR team was made up of students Rachel Wehrmann and Matty-Lyn Fedorowich and was coached by Wheeler and Bob Groves.



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