Wake Forest Team Wins Regional Contest for KPMG International Case Study Competition

1.21.2011 General, News Release, School News

ATLANTA – A team of Wake Forest University Schools of Business undergraduate students will advance to the national level of KPMG’s International Case Study Competition. The team comprised of accountancy major Megan Petitt (’11), finance majors Tim Rodgers (’11) and Swayze Smartt (’11), and business and enterprise management major Afton Vechery (’11), won the regional competition Jan. 21 in Atlanta. The students will travel to New York to compete nationally against six other teams on Feb. 4th.

“The Wake Forest team consists of four highly motivated, extremely bright and positively spirited students,” said Anna Cianci, assistant professor of accounting and faculty advisor for the KPMG competition team. They have the intellectual horsepower and energetic enthusiasm to go all the way in this competition. I know the entire WFU community is wishing them the best!”

The regional case was a compensation analysis of a video and games rental company. Teams had three hours to prepare the case and 20 minutes to present their recommendations before taking questions from the judges.

The winner of the national competition will travel to Istanbul, Turkey to compete in a three day competition against the winning teams from more than a dozen other countries.

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