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2nd Annual Career Connections Case Competition

On Friday, March 10, the CSRA Institute of Internal Auditors held their 2nd Annual Career Connections Case Competition.

There were 5 student teams in the final round who not only gave oral presentations to a distinguished panel of judges, but also prepared impressive presentation boards. While the judges were tallying their scores, the 5 teams set up their presentation boards at the main venue (JSAC) for attendees to browse, ask questions, and select “audience choice” awards.

Following lunch the winners (mentors) were announced as follows:

Case Competition Awards

1st place – Erin Willingham and Chris Montiel – (Buffy Schmidt and Cobbs Nixon)

2nd place – Remy Lucas and Cora Gwinn – (Mike Dugan and Marsha Loda)

3rd place – Sara Sponseller and Tom Mershon (Simon Medcalfe and Don Smith)

Audience Choice Awards

Professionalism Sara Sponseller and Tom Mershon (Simon Medcalfe and Don Smith)

Creativity – Amanda Hamilton and Oliver Robson (Wendy Habegger and Roger Duke)

Humor – Carmen Anderson and Aleceia Hatcher-Freeman (Sam Park and London Smith)


This competition was a lot of work for these students, and they all came well-prepared, really stepping up to this challenge. If you know any of them, please take a moment to congratulate them!