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Bentley University Students to Compete in 14th Annual Bentley Business Bowl (BBB), February 26, 2011
Bentley University students will gather for the 14th annual Bentley Business Bowl (BBB) on February 26, 2011, on the Bentley campus, 175 Forest Street in Waltham. During the university-wide business case competition, student teams will analyze cases that present ethical, business, accounting or auditing dilemmas.
Grouped by class year, teams of four to five students will compete against opposing teams of the same level, presenting solutions to the panel of judges that include local business executives who also help write cases. Judging criteria include team dynamics, presentation skills, and responses to questions from the judges. Winners of the case competition in each class will receive cash prizes, up to $350 per person for seniors and graduate students.
"The Business Bowl is one of the most extraordinary experiences Bentley offers," says Bentley junior Raphael Thomas, who participated as a freshman and sophomore, and will again this year. "Not only are you able to gain valuable exposure to over a dozen great corporations looking for interns and new hires, but also win cash prizes in the process."
The event is managed by the Bentley Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), the President's Office, the Department of Accountancy, and the Office of Corporate Relations.
Bentley senior Gerly Adrien, president of the Bentley Chapter of NABA, has worked on the Business Bowl committee for two years. "The Bentley Business Bowl has given me the opportunity to not only solve 'real life' business problems that companies face currently, but to be able to work with a team of Bentley students, network with top tier professionals from leading companies, and to be able gain more confidence in public-speaking. I also met one of my mentors from JPMorgan here, which has created a life-long relationship."
The Yawkey Foundations have recognized Bentley University’s longstanding commitment to service-learning and awarded the university $500,000 to educate students to effectively lead nonprofit organizations and expand student efforts to help community groups.