Business (Accounting) students win national Ernst & Young Challenge
Date Article Written:
Monday, March 16, 2015
Five Business students in GMIT have scooped first prize in the national Ernst & Young (EY) Head-to-Head Challenge which, for the first time, was open to all Institutes of Technology in the country.
The five students - Robyn Conboy, Galway city, Kaoibha Merrick, Ennis, Co Clare, Paul Maloney, Longford, Yuri Schmidt, Loughrea and Kassandra Siva Sivajothi, Malaysia and Galway, won a €100 voucher each, and are fast-tracked to interviews for the EY Summer Internship paid programme this July (2015).
The Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting students had to analyse a case study, and then present and defend their recommended business solutions in front of EY partners.
Carmel Brennan, Head of Dept of Accounting, GMIT, says it is a great achievement to win this overall prize, given that there was strong competition from all colleges nationwide.
“We are very proud of our winning team and their lecturer mentors – Kevin McDonagh and Shane Moran. The judges commended the students on their analytical ability and communication skills, both transferable skills which we place a lot of emphasis on in GMIT.”
L to R: Shane Moran, Lecturer, School of Business GMIT, Yuri Schmidt, Loughrea, Kassandra Siva Sivajothi, Malaysia, Paul Maloney, Longford, Kaoibha Merrick, Ennis, Co Clare, Robyn Conboy, Galway City, and Kevin McDonagh, Lecturer, GMIT School of Business.