UP students walked away with two of the three top prizes at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Student Leadership Summit, held at the Standard bank Global Leadership Centre from 1 to 3 October 2015.
Vincent Ndebele, a third-year BCom Accounting Sciences student was awarded second prize in the essay competition, while Paul Wombo, a second-year student, received the third prize.
SAICA invites CA(SA) stream students at SAICA-accredited universities to participate in an essay competition annually. The best thought-leadership essays are selected through a thorough assessment process and these students are invited to attend the Student Leadership Summit (SLS).
On the first day, the students are put through a networking skills workshop. A networking event is held on the first evening of the Summit, where the students have the opportunity to interact with business leaders from a variety of fields who hold a CA(SA) designation, reiterating the flexibility and opportunities offered by the designation. On the second day, the students are put through an intensive soft skills workshop.