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Poole College of Management Team Named Regional Winner of Deloitte FanTAXtic Tax Case Competition

Poole College of Management’s team of five students was named as one of nine regional winners of Deloitte FanTAXtic, Deloitte’s student Tax Case Study Competition designed to help students gain real-world business experience. Nearly 55 teams representing more than 40 colleges and universities participated in this year’s first-ever virtual regional event on October 30, 2020. 

The team from Poole College demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively to solve a complex reality-based business case simulation and was also recognized for the quality of their overall presentation completed virtually to a panel of Deloitte tax leaders serving as judges. 

On January 15, 2021, the team will compete for nearly $50,000 in individual scholarships and institutional awards at the Deloitte FanTAXtic national competition, which will also take place virtually.

Meet the Team

Eli Miller
Eli Miller, junior in finance and accounting

Eli Miller

Eli Miller is a junior at NC State who is double majoring in finance and accounting in Poole College. Recently, Miller started a role with SAS as an intern on their expense team and will be continuing with the analytics software developer through the summer.

Patrick O'Keefe
Patrick O’Keefe, junior in accounting

Patrick O’Keefe

Patrick O’Keefe is a current junior in Poole College majoring in accounting with a minor in statistics. O’Keefe was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and came to NC State so that he could have a change of scenery. During his time at NC State, he has been a part of the Accounting Society and volunteered at the career fair and for the VITA program, a program that helps students and faculty of NC State complete their personal income tax returns. 

Hailey Amass
Hailey Amass, sophomore in accounting

Hailey Amass

Hailey Amass is a current sophomore at NC State majoring in accounting with plans to become a certified public accountant (CPA) after graduating from NC State. Her family is originally from Staten Island, New York, but have recently relocated closer to Amass in Apex, North Carolina.

Mary Guo
Mary Guo, sophomore in business administration

May Guo

Mary Guo is a current sophomore in Poole College studying business administration. Guo’s future plans include working for the Big Four firms as an information technology (IT) consultant. 

Olivia Wilson
Olivia Wilson, sophomore in accounting and business administration

Olivia Wilson

Olivia Wilson is a sophomore in Poole College originally from Mount Airy, North Carolina. Wilson is a first-generation college student double majoring in accounting and business administration. Upon graduation from NC State, she plans on continuing her education by earning a Master of Accounting and becoming a CPA.