An HEC Montréal student named "Apprentice of the Year"
December 12, 2011
Camille Emeric, a 3rd year student in the bilingual BBA program (Information Technology and Logistics and Operations Management mixed option), has won the 2011 The Apprentice interuniversity competition. The event, organized by SIFE Concordia, has been held in Montreal every year for nine years now, for business administration students from Concordia, McGill and HEC Montréal. Out of numerous entries, only ten were chosen this year, including two HEC Montréal students. Both Noelline Meslin and Camille Emeric made it to the final round.
Just as in the US television program The Apprentice, the contestants had to solve a real-life business problem every week during the competition and act as consultants to offer customized solutions to business managers. The themes addressed revolved mainly around finance, logistics and operations management, marketing, human resources and information technology. Every week, a number of students were “fired,” until just one was left in the race and was named “The Apprentice.”
Camille Emeric won the coveted title thanks to her presentation to a jury of senior managers from TD Canada Trust. Her analysis of TD Canada Trust’s needs in terms of staff recruitment and retention (How to Attract, Recruit and Retain the RIGHT Person for TD Canada Trust?) convinced the jury and won her a $500 cheque as well as a job or internship offer with the company.
“This was such a rewarding experience for me. It gave me a chance to go up against students from three renowned business schools, hone my English and speaking skills, learn to manage my time and make effective presentations, all while connecting with representatives from the business world,” says Camille.
Our sincere congratulations to Camille Emeric for her success!