Okanagan College students place in top three
For the second year in a row, Okanagan College has been named one of the top three finance teams in the country following its performance at the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont.
Daniella Hallam and Josh Widmann, who are both enrolled in business administration at the Okanagan School of Business, took second in the finance category, up against Concordia, which took first place, and the University of Calgary, which came in third.
“It was a really amazing experience, and we were really excited to discover that the case we were given was very similar to what we’re already doing in our corporate finance class,” said Hallam.
Once again, Okanagan College was the only college in the country to have teams taking part in this final round of the annual competition.
Joining the finance team was the management information systems team, where Nicole Hamming and Adria Couch, both from the Vernon campus, competed against students from Carleton University, Simon Fraser, UBC, Wilfrid Laurier and the University of Alberta.
In order to qualify for the competition, students spend a month working on a preliminary round case, which is then distributed to faculty members of the Queen’s School of Business for evaluation. Only the top six teams reach the final round in each category.
In the final round, students are given 5.5 hours to review, analyze and prepare a 15-minute presentation before the judges, many of whom are business leaders.