Isenberg Team Makes National Finals in Deloitte’s Audit Innovation Campus Challenge
January 26, 2021
A team of six accounting undergraduate students earned a spot in the national finals for a case competition focused on the future of work. Hope Cantwell, Jenna Cox, Ryan Dresner, Hannah Dugan, Curtis Gogolinski, and Angel Lin submitted their presentation virtually in November along with 51 other teams.
“Our students found a unique way to translate traditional in-person hallway conversations into a virtual hallway experience,” says Kerri Bohonowicz, a clinical lecturer for the accounting department who served as faculty advisor, explaining how the team’s solution addressed the assignment to use innovation and tech to allow audit professionals to deliver great client service while also having a professionally rewarding experience.
“Their idea allows for these important—but unplanned—communications to continue during a pandemic and other times that employees cannot be physically together,” she continued. “This solution addresses the problem of declining employee engagement and business communication when employees are working remotely.”
The Isenberg team is one of 12 finalist groups advancing to the National Competition beginning March 1.