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SDSU Team Earns the Ultimate Prize at the End of Case Competition

A team of four SDSU accounting students spent three days at Deloitte’s training center (also known as Deloitte University) in Westlake, Texas to compete in the company’s third annual Deloitte SAP Co-Innovation Case Competition held August 4 – 6, 2017. It was the first time a team from SDSU had been invited to compete in the national competition.

 The team consisted of BMACC majors Blake Hewitt and Emily Ngyuen, accounting senior Lizzette Campos Ballardo, and master’s student Yujie Ke. Dr. Janie Chang served as the team’s faculty advisor.

SDSU students give their presentation during the case competition.

SDSU's give their presentation at the Deloitte SAP Co-Innovation Case Competition

The sixteen teams from the SAP University Alliance school competed in the event where students were given a case study for a virtual client and asked to evaluate the client’s business processes. The student teams were then tasked with implementing automation strategies using a variety of SAP software for those processes. They presented their proposed solutions to the competition’s judging panel and the other student teams using SAP Analytics Cloud.

 The team of SDSU students was judged as one of the top four teams asked to move on to the final round of the competition. In this round, the teams were asked to modify their previous solutions to incorporate their virtual client’s last-minute change. The adjusted solution was then presented to the judges for final evaluation.

 While the team from Indiana University won the national competition, the team from SDSU got something far more valuable: the managers from Deloitte were so impressed with SDSU’s debut appearance that all four students were asked to interview with the company.

 Each of them received job offers from Deloitte shortly thereafter.