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Deloitte Sponsors 11th Annual National Student Case Study Seminar

Published 03-29-06

Submitted by Deloitte

WILTON, CT- Students from six colleges and universities are preparing for the 11th annual Deloitte National Student Case Study Seminar, a nationwide event in which teams of undergraduate accounting students compete to solve real-world case studies involving complex financial accounting issues. The seminar, which will be held on April 7th and 8th in Scottsdale, Arizona, is sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation, through contributions from retired partners of the Deloitte U.S. Firms.

"The National Student Case Study Seminar is a terrific forum for students to wrestle with the kinds of complex accounting issues that members of our profession face every day," said Shaun Budnik, president of the Deloitte Foundation and partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP. "The seminar gives these students the opportunity to test and hone the skills that are critical for success in the professional working environment - a command of the material, the ability to research and analyze technical issues, working collaboratively and collegially as a team, and effectively presenting their work. There are six wonderful teams competing in the seminar this year, and we're looking forward to the event."

The six colleges and universities participating in the 2006 seminar are: Brigham Young University, the University of Illinois, Morehouse College, the University of Notre Dame, The Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Members of the winning team will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. Second-place team participants will earn $500 scholarships and members of the four other finalist teams will win $250 scholarships.

In the seminar, each student team solves cases with the support of a faculty advisor and a Deloitte & Touche LLP manager. The teams present their cases and solutions to a panel of active and retired partners and faculty advisors, who play the role of senior management or the audit committee of a client company. At the seminar's conclusion, the group of partners selects the student teams who best identify the relevant accounting issues and effectively present their case.

In the 2005 seminar, a student team from Florida A&M University earned first-place honors. Students from the University of Wisconsin - Madison placed second.

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