About the Challenge

Dig, Discover, Learn!

Data analytics is a critical part of having success in the business world. With automation, big data, and emerging technologies coming to the forefront, skillsets required by employers are being redefined and students must be ready to compete.

The Student Innovation Challenge offers a great opportunity for college students to gain real-world knowledge and offer the chance to compete against students across the globe, challenging their accounting skills and team collaboration. It will test students' ability to use data analytics tools to analyze raw data sets for their client in order to dig for insights, discover alternative metrics, and decide on new ways to measure the company’s performance.

The event is free and open to all currently-enrolled college students at two-year and four-year accredited colleges, community colleges, and universities both nationally and internationally.

The Student Innovation Challenge is made possible because of the collaborative partnership between the Center for Accounting Transformation, Northern Illinois University, and TrueUp.

If you have questions about the Student Challenge, please contact us at students@improvetheworld.net.