Wake Forest University Students headed to Istanbul, Turkey to Represent the U.S. at the KPMG International Case Competition

4.1.2011 General, News Release, School News

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— Four Wake Forest University Schools of Business students will represent the United States in the KPMG International Case Competition April 6-8 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Wake Forest team is comprised of accountancy major Megan Petitt (’11), finance majors Tim Rodgers (’12) and Swayze Smartt (’11), and business and enterprise management major Afton Vechery (’11).

To advance to the global competition, the Wake Forest team was victorious at the campus level, at the regional round in Atlanta, and in the national finals in New York City. Wake Forest will go up against teams from more than a dozen other countries while trying to bring the global championship title to Wake Forest for a second year in a row.

“Our team has been practicing and we hope to keep the title with Wake Forest and the United States,” said Smartt, who is returning to the global competition for the second year in a row. “Presenting in front of a panel of judges from several different countries is a unique experience that really challenges the team to think differently about all possible solutions to business problems.”

Competitors will have three hours to come up with a solution to overcome a business challenge. The KPMG International Case Competition showcases agile thinking and tests the ability of teams to come up with interesting solutions to real-life problems.

For more information about the KPMG International Case Competition, click here.