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        AU Team Advances to National Competition

        February 27, 2018 By Colby Lakas

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        A team comprised of Auburn University business students won Deloitte's regional R.I.S.E. Risk and Financial Advisory Case Competition, and will compete nationally at Deloitte University (Westlake, TX) in March.

        The Deloitte R.I.S.E. Risk and Financial Advisory Case Competition invited students from select academic institutions to showcase their skills and talent, while gaining exposure to risk advisory services.  Teams developed and presented proposals to provide risk advisory services to a fictitious client in need to help the client lead in its industry, navigate risk and opportunities, and disrupt instead of being disrupted.

        Through this competition, students were given an opportunity to experience a real-world problem, while using their skills and creativity to collaborate and provide a solution. Participants honed their written and oral presentation skills, focused on teamwork, and gained knowledge of Deloitte and the professional services industry through mentorship and networking with senior leaders at Deloitte.

        The Regional R.I.S.E. Competition was held in Atlanta on Friday, February 23.  Two teams of Auburn students and two teams of University of Georgia students shared their innovative solutions, but just one winning team advances to the national competition at Deloitte University in Westlake, TX, on March 23 – 25.  This team has the chance to win up to $2,000 per team member in cash prizes. We are incredibly proud of the accounting students on the winning R.I.S.E. team (Haley Bradford, Taylor Shivers, and Hunter Short), and wish them the best of luck as they compete on a national level in Texas! 

        Deloitte Team 2

        They're going to DU! The winning competition team was comprised of (left to right): Haley Bradford (ACCT), Taylor Shivers (ACCT), Hunter Short (ACCT), and Monica Perkins (ISMN). They are accompanied by their client service mentor, Ray Lee (far right).

        Deloitte team 1 Another All-Star AU Team: The other team from Auburn who competed in the competition was comprised of (left to right): Zhaohan Li (FINC), Phillip Battle (FINC), Chris Jobe (ACCT), and Hannah Carn (ACCT). They are accompanied by their client service mentor, Pat Noll (center).