Students involved in the Paul J. Hill Business School Team celebrated a second-place finish at the JDC West Business Competition.
The Competition, held in Calgary this year, took place last weekend, and is the 10th time in 13 years the Regina Business School finished within the top three.
Rachel Langen, co-captain of the Business School Team, says JDC West is a big opportunity for the team members.
“A lot of our students are in their first, second, or third year, so this allows them to take what they’ve learned in their classes so far and apply it to some real-life situations and really gain some experiential learning.”
Nicole Pyne, co-captain of the business team, says sponsors help the business program improve year over year, including coming into the class room to assist students when called upon.
“The process for that, is that is really (the students) will get a case study, they’ll do it in three hours and deliver it as a consulting pitch,” Pyne says. “We’ll have sponsors from the community including organizations like Conexus come out and help them develop, so it really creates opportunities for them to enter the work force and meet industry leaders in business.”
The Paul J. Hill Business School Team is mainly consisted of first and third year students, and most notably finished first in volunteer hours with 3500 hours for Regina charity organizations.
Next year’s competition will be held at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC.