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Jenny Wang Wins Case Competition

MPA student Jenny WangMPA student Jenny Wang not only attended the 7th Annual IAEP Leadership and Networking Retreat in Orlando, Florida this past September, but also took first place at the event’s case competition.

Unlike most case competitions, however, there is no advanced preparation and students don’t meet their team mates until right before the competition. Competitors were placed into ten different teams composed of a mix of students from the 21 different universities attending from around the world. The teams were given a case study to audit on Saturday morning and sent off to work their respective cases before presenting on Sunday to all of the event participants in an open forum. Teams were judged on team member participation, creativity, content and style of presentation. Proudly, Jenny Wang was a member of the first-place winning team this year!

Marathon Scholarship

Archana Bhat has been awarded the Marathon Scholarship for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. Currently an MPA student still working on her BBA, Archana was awarded the second largest scholarship offered for undergrads.

MPA Students Win PWC xACT

Congratulations to Daniel Li, James Gu and Justin Ha on their Mccombs-wide PWC xACT Case Competition win! The three MPA students worked for two solid weeks to prepare their presentation, assessing the viability of the construction of a biodiesel plant, for the competition. Fourteen teams participated and the group beat out the other McCombs students for the top spot and a $1,000 prize. Brian Lendecky has been the faculty advisor for this competition for eight years now with the UT Team reaching Nationals five of those eight years.

Special thanks to their PWC mentors: Ben Sexton and Annie Shiu!