A First place win for Vanier three years in a row
For the third year in a row, a Vanier College Business Administration team won gold at Dawson College’s 6th Annual Bilingual Business Administration Case Competition. This year the top trophy went to Vanier’s Marketing team composed of Dellisa Duncan, Gregory Rocha, Cassandra Milonas, and alternate Julia Ferreira, coached by David Moscovitz, George Dracopoulos and Jessica Andrews.
A top notch finance team
Congratulations as well to the Vanier College Finance Team made up of An Yun Lu, Macey Geneva Lacbay, Marisa Agnellini, and alternates Thi Thong Hoa Vuong and Stephanie Wong. Their coach Anna Schiavi, of the Business Administration Accounting Program, was rightly impressed with her students’ work. “Their performance was stellar and something to be proud of. The competition was stiff but they held up under pressure and presented an extremely professional finance plan.”
Case competitions prepare students for the business world
Case competitions are valuable experiences for students in Cegep technology programs who are preparing to enter the business world. Such competitions draw on all the knowledge students have acquired in their studies and on their ability to analyze well, come up with creative solutions to marketing or finance problems, speak well in public and think on their feet.
Hard work pays off
“I’m extremely proud of all our students,” states David Moscovitz, Business Administration Coordinator and coach of the Vanier Marketing Team. “This is the third year Vanier participates in this competition and for three years in a row a Vanier Business Administration team has brought home gold. All the hard work and preparation our students went through paid off. They were professional in their appearance and demeanor, and made winning presentations that were thorough and original.”
Real team work
David Moscovitz explains further, “After several years of participating in our own annual Case Challenge and other case competitions, we have learned at Vanier, that team work is not limited to those who finally present at a competition. It involves many staff, faculty, students and their families who naturally and with respect and enthusiasm support our participants through all the hours of study and preparation to the nerve-wracking stress of the challenge itself and to the drive home after the final competition. It’s this greater sense of team work that makes each case competition so enriching for all involved.