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UNB students get hands-on experience through JDI business competition

Author: Communications

Posted on Apr 4, 2013

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton

J.D. Irving, Limited is partnering with UNB to provide students with an opportunity to solve real-life business scenarios.

J.D. Irving, Limited, is hosting competitions at five Maritime universities where student teams are given details of a real-life supply chain, logistics or accounting-related event that occurred at JDI.

The Fredericton and Saint John campuses of University of New Brunswick will hold a combined Accounting DECC in Saint John on April 4.

In the Direct Exchange Case Competition (DECC), student teams are given details of a real-life supply chain, logistics, or accounting-related event that had occurred at JDI, including the scenario data and conditions that the JDI manager was facing at the time. 

After research and analysis, the students suggest a solution, complete with the logic to support their decision, to a panel of JDI executives. Individual team solutions are judged based on content completeness, presentation skills, and responses to specific questions posed by the judges. 

A total cash prize of $5,000 is awarded to the teams with the best solution. Since 2008 more than 2,100 students have participated in Direct Exchange Case Competitions.

For more information contact Heather Campbell, Communications Officer, UNB Saint John.

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