Red River College Business Students Win Financial Competition

Manitoba PostBusiness News

WINNIPEG, MB – Students from Red River College’s Business Administration program won first place at the 2018 Canadian Institute of Financial Planners Case Challenge in Calgary.

The team, Shelby Joss, Vitor Machado e Melo, Virginia Giesbrecht, and Shannon Krahn, competed against five teams from three other Colleges in the Western Canada division.

“Competitions like this are as close to real life as the students are going to get,” said Maria Vincenten, Financial Services Instructor at RRC. “The feedback and experience is unbelievable for the students, and it helps the industry to recognize our program as having strong learning outcomes. We are applied learning – so any time we can showcase what we’re doing here (at the College) helps us evolve the program further.”

By placing first at the Western region competition, the team is now working to improve their skills before facing off against the Eastern champions at the first ever national event this June in Halifax.

“We need to keep honing the skills and finding new ways to tackle problems,” said Shelby Joss. “If I want to be a financial advisor, what better way to be recognized by an employer than to say I won a national competition in financial planning.”

With files from Red River College