Fairfield Dolan Advances to 2022 Deloitte FanTAXtic National Case Competition

Fairfield Dolan Advances to 2022 Deloitte FanTAXtic National Case Competition

Image of 2022 FanTaxtic Case Competition students and advisors.

2022 FanTaxtic Case Competition team and advisors (l-r): Dean Zhan Li, DBA, Ryan Constantino ’25, Victoria Apostolico ’25, Margaret Bardwil ’25, Anh (Kayla) Nguyen ’25, Miles Turner ’25, and Ahmed Ebrahim, PhD, associate professor of accounting.

Dolan’s team of five students will compete against 15 other teams from across the country in a case simulation at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas, in January.

Each year professional services network Deloitte invites highly competitive teams of students from across the country to compete in the Deloitte National Case Competition, a case simulation that tests critical thinking, business knowledge, and strategic problem-solving skills. In October Dolan’s all-sophomore team of five competed in the first round of the regional competition held virtually, beating eight other schools.

“I am very proud of our team because we are all sophomores who had not yet taken a tax class,” said team captain Victoria Apostolico ’25. “We spent endless hours each week learning and researching the material to prepare for the presentation. Our team created a bond, offered each other constructive criticism, and shared tactics with one another that allowed us to win overall. I was honored to be able to participate in such an event and I am so excited to go to Texas with my teammates, professor, and advisor.”

Dolan’s team will compete in the National Case Competition in January against 15 other teams at Deloitte University, Deloitte’s leadership center in Westlake, Tex. At the competition, students will be given a more sophisticated, real-world tax case that simulates how tax professionals engage with their clients while working with their Deloitte professional advisors. Students will be asked to analyze the case, make recommendations, and defend those recommendations during a question and answer session.

“I am extremely proud of our first-ever all-sophomore team,” said Dolan faculty advisor Ahmed Ebrahim, PhD, associate professor of accounting. “I tell the students from the beginning not to worry about the technical material, that will be learned, but to focus on the presentation and how to act as if they are working with real clients.”

To learn more about Fairfield Dolan’s undergraduate Accounting and Finance programs, visit the program web pages.

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Last modified: 12-02-22 10:38 PM

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