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Business Students Wow at International CIBER Competition

Belmont students from the College of Business recently participated in the 2015 CIBER Case Competition among six other universities including Florida State, San Diego State, Purdue, University of Vermont, University of Maryland and University of Connecticut. The team, made up of Parker Higgins, Evan Metcalf, Maggie Fincher and Jackie Tomlinson, worked on business cases with three students from universities around the world and had one day to complete and present the case.

Parker Higgins

Parker Higgins

Higgins (having only three teammates) successfully presented his case and wowed the judges, his fellow students and those in the audience. For the first time in CIBER’s history, Higgins swept three of four individual awards including Best Presenter, Best Q&A in the Preliminary Round and Best Presenter in the Final Round and led his team to win the overall case competition.

After his presentation, Higgins was offered a job by a judge who works for PricewaterhouseCoopers an any preferred location. Higgens said, “The CIBER case competition was an essential event in my development as a student and a young professional. The competition embodied all of the practical requirements to be a successful business professional: travel, team-building, working with people from all over the world, globally-minded business strategy formulation, and making new connections/friendships.  Diligence and hard work, despite unfortunate odds, paid off in this case and this has cemented the idea that there is nothing one can’t accomplish if he puts his head down and works hard.”

For more information on CIBER Case Competition, click here.

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