JDCC team preparing for 2020 Competition

Photo Credit: Zoe Archambault

Photo Credit: Zoe Archambault

The Goodman Business Students’ Association will be hosting their second round of tryouts for the annual Jeux du Commerce Central (JDCC) business competition in the coming week.

The JDCC is the largest undergraduate business school competition in Central Canada and brings hundreds of business students together from Ontario, Québec and the Maritimes.

While the Business Students’ Association (BSA) had tryouts throughout the summer, the association is giving students that have been in talks with them the opportunity to participate in the competition.

Brock has had a long history of not only participating, but doing well in each category. By the end of the 2019 competition, the Goodman JDCC team walked away with six second-place awards in participation, finance, debate, digital strategy, business strategy and the wild card segment. The team also received three third-place awards in doctor dodgeball, the academic cup and human resources. Most notably, Goodman JDCC won the school of the year award as they did in 2017.

For the upcoming competition, Goodman JDCC plans to continue their trend of success and will be taking part in all categories of the competition.

“There are four areas of JDCC: debate, socials, sports and academics. There is a team of four students for socials and debate and a team of eight students for sports,” said Rosie Di Matteo, co-captain of the Goodman JDCC team. “Within academics there are eight streams of business with each having a team of 3 students competing. The eight streams are accounting, business strategy, digital strategy, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, international business and marketing.”

Both Di Matteo and her co-captain Shane Shibley are hopeful that the Goodman team will emerge as school of the year in the upcoming competition.

The 2020 competition will be held at Brock University from Friday, January 3 – Monday, January 6 in the Goodman School of Business and promises to be a rewarding experience for the students who take part.

“Participating in JDCC for two years throughout my undergrad at the Goodman School of Business were undoubtedly my two most memorable and applicable experiences,” said Maxime Muria-Courchesne, a JDCC alumnus. “Participating in JDCC allows you to connect with [some of] the greatest and brightest students across Canada through the friendly and competitive spirit of [the competition].”

Interested students are encouraged to engage with the Goodman BSA via their website and social media @goodmanbsa. The association remains active on those platforms and routinely posts information about upcoming events, job listings and other big things happening in the Goodman School of Business.


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