TORONTO, March 17 /CNW/ - A five-person team from Toronto's York
University is the grand prize winner of Ernst & Young's Reel Influence video
competition. York's Jonathan Gabe, Vivian Lau, Adam Metivier, Jason Sanio and
Rebecca White took top honours in this North American contest.
"The Odd-its" will now join Ernst & Young's CEO Jim Turley on a business
trip to hear his perspectives on the professional services profession. They
will also receive a cheque for $10,000 towards their university's academic
enrichment. In addition to the grand prize, all three finalist teams have
received iPhones, music downloads and $1,000.
"We congratulate 'The Odd-Its' for their creative contribution to this
competition," said Daniela Carcasole, Ernst & Young's Campus Recruitment
Leader in Canada. "We know students value the perspective of their peers when
evaluating their career choices, and we look forward to using the winning
video to help inform future recruits about our profession."
The video competition launched last fall, asking teams of students across
the U.S. and Canada to make an impact on their peers, faculty and industry
professionals by sharing a vision of their future career in professional
services through video. By asking the industry-related question, "Why
professional services?" Ernst & Young encouraged students to not only learn
more about the industry, but also creatively share insights for future
The winning team's three-minute video, "Meet Larry," was shot
documentary-style in black and white with humorous subtitles throughout.
"Larry" chooses a career in professional services; another character,
"Darryl," does not. The video highlights the benefits of making Larry's
choice. Teams from Brigham Young University and Fordham University were named
first runner-up and second-runner up respectively. The winning video and the
two finalist videos can be viewed at www.ey.com/us/reelinfluence.
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