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Five Student Team Finalists in Nationwide Community Bank Competition

Five student teams from universities across the nation have advanced to the final round of the 2018 Community Bank Case Study Competition, CSBS announced today. 

The student teams represent the following universities: Eastern Kentucky University, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Ohio State University and York College of Pennsylvania. Their case studies looked at how community banks are using technology to streamline processes and better serve their customers. 

“This year’s competition has been very exciting due to sheer volume and the high quality of case studies,” said CSBS Senior Executive Vice President Michael Stevens. “It is a wonderful way to highlight student work and gain insights to how banks are deploying technology.”

A record number of entrants entered in the fourth year of the competition, which is open to undergraduate students in all fields of study as an opportunity to gain valuable first-hand knowledge of the banking industry. The finalists advanced through two rounds of judging and an original pool of 51 participating teams representing 45 universities. Last year, 33 teams participated.

The top three winners will be announced on May 10 during the CSBS State-Federal Supervisors Symposium in Jacksonville, Fla. The announcement will be streamed live on the competition website.

The student teams compete for an academic scholarship, a chance to get their work published in an academic journal and an opportunity to attend the sixth annual CSBS-Federal Reserve Community Banking Research Conference, held in St. Louis this October.

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