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Seaver College Accounting Students Win 2022 Student Innovation Challenge

April 26, 2022  | 1 min read

At the beginning of April, a student team from Seaver College consisting of Kevin Rios, Michelle Wong, Isabella Tsai, and Dario DeCosmo was announced as the winner of the Center for Accounting Transformation 2022 Student Innovation Challenge. Another team from Pepperdine University with members Sherly “Dajia” Ji and Britanie Wang took third place in the competition.

The 2022 Student Innovation Challenge brought together 30 students from nine colleges to compete in solving practical application problems which assessed their “technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, and communications skills to demonstrate their understanding and ability to apply their classroom learning.”

According to a press release sent out by the center, “teams were challenged to analyze raw data sets for their client, dig for insights, discover alternative metrics, and decide on new ways to measure the company’s performance.” A panel of academic and industry judges evaluated each team’s submission.

“The team of Kevin Rios, Michelle Wong, Isabella Tsai, and Dario DeCosmo rose to the top of a very competitive challenge after impressing judges and presenting a solid case for measuring company performance while introducing alternative methods aimed at increasing results and overall business success,” the Center for Accounting Transformation wrote.

To read the full press release, visit the Center for Accounting Transformation website.