ACCT Student Wins 1st Prize in World Bank/Wharton School of Business Global Competition

ACCT Student wins 1st Place in World Bank-Wharton School of Business Global Competition

Washington DC – ACCT student, Chuk Nuodo, presented his winning project from the 2nd annual “Ideas for Action” global youth competition at the World Bank -International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 4.  Winners of the competition sponsored by the Wharton School of Business and World Bank were announced in July and recognized this week in Washington DC. Chuk won 1st prize out of 309 international teams.   A World Bank publication featuring the winning projects was released at the Annual Meeting.

Chuk is among a number of talented ACCT students who have won notable awards for their work using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) applications. In October, 2015, Bolorchimeg Boldbaatar won 1st prize in the poster competition at the University of Virginia’s GIS Conference. In November, Victoriya Yakymenko won 1st prize at ACCT’s 2nd Annual GIS Poster Competition.

In June, 2016,  Victoriya and Chuk  spent a week in San Diego, CA at the 2016 ESRI User Conference with 16,000+ professionals from all over the world. They enjoyed exposure to the latest and most cutting edge developments in the GIS field as well as networking with other GIS professionals during the weeklong event. The highpoint of the conference for them was presenting a project that they’d developed in a GIS class at ACCT and getting to meet Jack Dangermond, GIS pioneer, and billionaire founder of ESRI.

ACCT students who select marketable program concentrations to supplement their degree programs position themselves for work at some of the world’s most forward moving companies.  ACCT offers unique and market-driven program concentrations and courses such as Business Analytics, Project Management and courses in GIS.  Adding one of these program concentrations to an ACCT degree program in Accounting, Business, or Computer Information Sciences gives students a competitive edge —  preparing them for the demands of the global marketplace.