Sheridan’s Pilon School of Business team takes Fourth at OCMC 2015 at The Hilton Toronto

OCMC Final PicSheridan’s Marketing and Advertising students deserve a round of applause after winning fourth place overall in this year’s Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition.

On November 26 and 27, 12 colleges and over 200 students from all over Ontario competed in the 2015 Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition (OCMC). Hosted by George Brown College, this year’s competition was held at the Hilton Toronto located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Each year, this prestigious competition brings together motivated business students and dynamic faculty to showcase their business talents and earn top rewards for teamwork and strategic thinking.

After two eventful days, Sheridan’s team placed fourth in Quiz-Bowl, first place in Integrated Marketing Communications, and second place in both Market Research and Prospect Pitching. With a total of 29 points out of a possible 40 points, Sheridan placed fourth behind Seneca (3rd place), St. Lawrence (2nd place), and Conestoga (1st place).

Quiz-Bowl Marianne Sy-Lucero, Jeryl Torres, Emily O’Gorman, and Melissa Colella Lorraine Cipparone and Shannon Crisp 4th Place
Integrated Marketing Communications Stephen Kostuk and Liz May Peggy Barnwell 1st Place
Market Research Lauryn Anderson and Quinn Williams Stacey Sheehy and Crystal Bennett 2nd Place
Prospect Pitching Adam Madill and Rachel Phelps Karen Booth 2nd Place
Retailing Jonathan Sharpe and Camilla Lobos Allan Linklater 5th Place
Job Interview Shamelle Sutton Lori Elliot and Crystal Bennett
Sales Presentation Dominic Neukom Keith Barnwell
Entrepreneurship Eric Manning and Janelle Parent Michelle Guile
Direct Marketing Arden Brown and Sandra Ghobrial John Cooper
International Marketing Codie Black and Samantha Botelho Carol Bureau
Marketing Management Ama Karikari and Mark Faber Georgia Mello and Sherif Wahby

Students were recruited for the team in April 2015. Some teams began training for OCMC two or three hours a week as early as summer and continued right up until competition.

“We met up about 2 to 3 hours every week starting in August but the training didn’t stop there.” said Quiz-Bowl member, Marianne Sy-Lucero. “My team members and I spent most, if not all, of our free time studying terms and memorizing content. It has been a stressful five months but I’m thrilled to have done it.”

For over 25 years, Sheridan College has participated in OCMC and has placed first in 2014, 2012, and 2010. Sheridan hosted the competition in 2010 and will host again in 2020.

“OCMC was a truly amazing experience. We put in hundreds of hours preparing for this and to hear our names announced as winners was such an incredible feeling.” said gold medal winner in Integrated Marketing Communications, Stephen Kostuk. “I’m glad I had the chance to do it again.”

One Comment on “Sheridan’s Pilon School of Business team takes Fourth at OCMC 2015 at The Hilton Toronto

  1. wow i really enjoy hearing about sheridan’s achievement am always happy,well i hope to join sheridan very soon and hopefully i may have the chance to help participate in a competition.cheers.

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