Day 1: Kickoff and Case Writing & Presentation Workshop
This event kicks off the two-day Accounting Week Conference by providing an introduction of the week’s itinerary. Students will have the opportunity to hear from the case partner’s representatives and clarify general case related questions in a friendly networking environment. This kickoff event is followed by a case writing and presentation workshop that aim to educate about and polish the technical skills that students require for effective case analysis and presentation. These workshops are facilitated by professionals at Rotman Commerce.
In this presentation coaching session, the teams will be offered 30 minutes during which they present to the professionals and receive feedback on their presentation. From experience in past years, participating coaches have been appreciated for providing insightful and practical advice and suggestions which aided the teams in areas such as public speaking, body language, creativity of presentation, answering Q&A, and the importance of timing.
Day 2: Accounting Symposium
The final day of accounting week revolves around the case presentation. The day will begin with a keynote speaker from our case partner organization, followed by the preliminary rounds of the case presentations during the morning. Following lunch with firm representatives, the afternoon consists of workshops facilitated by our sponsoring accounting firms, finalists’ presentations, and the announcement for the winner of Accounting Symposium 2018. The conference concludes with a networking session where students will be able to network with representatives from various firms. This day will provide students with the opportunity to showcase the soft and technical skills they have learned throughout the week to firm representatives while also expanding their professional networks.