Eight graduating seniors are selected through a rigorous application process to compete in the Associate competition. The students are divided into two teams. Each week, one team is named the winner, and a candidate from the losing team is "NOT HIRED" and eliminated from the competition. Here are the 2017 candidates.
Tekla Alleyne (NOT HIRED)
Tekla is an accounting major who also has a passion for computer science and information technology. He plans to pursue his graduate degree in the subject. He also has a goal to open his own accounting practice one day.