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Doral College Wins Big at Annual IBECC Competition
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Doral College’s Business Ethics Team competed in the annual International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) for the fourthyear in a row this past weekend. The College is proud to announce that for the first time in the history of its participation, its representatives took home three first place awards. These awards include one first place award in the 10-minute presentation division, and two first place awards in the 90-second presentation division. Each student will receive a cash prize ranging from $120- $140 for their exceptional performance.
IBECC is an international business ethics competition in which college teams present a resolution to a real-world business ethics dilemma before a team of judges acting as that company’s board of directors. Doral College’s presentation involved advising the company TikTok on how to create more ethical content moderation policies. Unlike in past years when the competition was held in its traditional LA or Boston locations, this year, IBECC was held virtually on Zoom due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Participants Chase Floyd, Asa Shlansky, Stephanie Martinez, Justin Sanchez, Verity Pond, Ashley Pond, Esteban Molina, Aaliyah Dochow, and Michael Marichal have worked with instructor and coach Ryan Kairalla the entire semester to prepare for the competition. High school students from Somerset Island Prep, Doral Academy, iMater Middle/High, and Mater Academy Charter High, they are all enrolled in Kairalla’s Business Ethics course. Unlike in past years when team members met for a preparation retreat during spring break, this year’s participants were unable to meet in person. Instead, they prepared presentations together remotely, using Zoom.
Doral College is the only institution competing in IBECC that sends dual-enrolled high school students to the competition to compete against their college-aged counterparts. Other colleges that participated in this year’s competition included UMass Amherst, Catholic University, Mount Holyoke, Fayetteville State, USF Saint Petersburg, and others.
Click here to view the IBECC General orientation session and moral compass stories. To view Doral College student and IBECC winner Justin Sanchez present his moral compass story, skip to minute 39:00!