Farmer School Team Takes Second Place in National KPMG Case Competition

March 2013

It was a long journey for Farmer School's KPMG case competition team. After winning an on-campus competition, the team of four accountancy and finance seniors went on to win at the regional level in Chicago and then place second in the KPMG US Finals in New York City, beating out 28 top tier schools including Boston College, Lehigh, Indiana, Penn State, Notre Dame, Virginia, Wake Forest and U Cal - Berkeley.

The Farmer School team of Alex Busam, Andrew Grinstein, Ryan Morris, and Mike Trivelli, beat out five other schools in the regional competition and went up against the winners of the other regions at the national level. While they won't have a chance to represent the U.S. at the KPMG International Finals in Madrid, the team is enthusiastic about their successes and the learning opportunities these competitions provided:

"The experience was great," said Morris. "Working with my three teammates was great practice in collaborating with a talented and motivated team to solve challenging, open-ended problems. Hopefully I will see similar situations in my career, and as a result of the competition, I feel better prepared to contribute and collaborate effectively."

"This case competition is an excellent way to get exposure to real business situations without giving up a lot of time," said Kati Hood, KPMG Campus Recruiting Manager. "Our case competition at the campus level is run over a weekend, so it is not time consuming. It is also a great way to gain exposure to KPMG professionals and our global culture."

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