Taking The Challenge

Hey, accounting students … are you ready to take the Challenge?

Don’t worry; it won’t affect your Grade Point Average (GPA). But it might make you a better accountant!

Our Department Chair Christine Earley explains:

The signature event of the Fall semester is the PwC Challenge. This event will be held in October and November over a two week period, with the kickoff scheduled for October 24th and the final campus competition occurring on November 7th. PwC has made some changes to the program, which will be announced at kickoff, but the firm is still encouraging participation by all accounting majors, particularly those in the early years of the major. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting event through announcements in your accounting classes.

Stephen Perreault, a Co-Coordinator of the event, adds:

The PwC Challenge really represents a great opportunity for our students. It provides them with a chance to hone their analysis, presentation, and public speaking skills in front of a panel of supportive professionals from PwC. I encourage all of our students, especially those who have not participated in prior years, to consider taking part in this year’s competition.

And his fellow Co-Coordinator Valerie Peterson elaborates:

v-petersonWe are excited that Providence College has again been selected to participate in the PwC Challenge Case Competition! This will be the eleventh consecutive year that our students have competed in the Challenge. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to deal with a real world scenario and use their critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills to develop a solution to a business issue while connecting with PwC professionals.

You’re welcome to review the PwC Challenge web site to learn more about the event. And please feel free to ask any Accountancy professor at Providence College about it!

Christine Earley, Stephen Perreault, and Valerie Peterson