Team Hong Kong Wins 2012 KPMG International Case Competition
The team of students from The University of Hong Kong won the 2012 KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) held recently in their home city. The students developed innovative solutions to complex real-world business issues.
KICC, a global student recruitment initiative now in its ninth year, drew some 6,000 students from more than 300 universities in 24 countries to compete against each other in developing solutions to realistic business scenarios. This challenge represents the complexity KPMG firms’ professionals tackle every day, working with some of the world’s most notable organizations.
KICC offers an opportunity for students to experience the fast-paced world of casework, meet new people, improve networking skills and develop a global mindset. Students also receive valuable feedback from KPMG leadership and get a window into the world of KPMG.
This year, the final competing teams were asked to consider how an international airline carrier should strategically address the challenges and competition it faced in its home market as well as across its region. The challenge was to prepare a compelling set of recommendations and an engaging presentation for a panel of KPMG leaders from around the world.
After careful deliberation, The University of Hong Kong was selected as the winner due to their innovative approach, insight into the subject matter, and the passion exhibited in their presentation. The team included: Athena Au, Gary Chui, Mimi Mo and Patricia Wong.
“KPMG is proud to provide this opportunity for students to learn by simulating complex, real-world business issues,” stated Iain McLaughlin, KPMG’s Head of Global Resourcing.
“Congratulations to the winning team from the University of Hong Kong and to each participant on making 2012 our best event yet. KICC exemplifies our commitment to learning and development. We offer new graduates the opportunity to work across geographies and take on highly challenging and groundbreaking work. Most importantly, KPMG gives our people the chance to make a difference to international businesses and communities.”
KICC is yet another way that KPMG member firms demonstrate their commitment to supporting education, in addition to offering outstanding local and global internships. The initiative gives students a chance to experience opportunities available across the global network that offer continued growth and engaging work. In fact, KPMG ranked 2nd in Universum’s 2010 and 2011 index of the “world’s most attractive employers”, topping the Big Four.
KPMG will host KICC in Madrid, Spain next year.