Doctoral Student Wins Audiology Business Plan Competition

Doctoral student Jessica Woodson (Audiology) recently took first-place honors at the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) Student Business Plan Competition in San Diego.
 
The ADA supports students and audiologists who are seeking to succeed as autonomous practitioners. Early rounds of the high-profile competition, which provides hands-on business experience to audiology students, included development of a written executive summary and a business plan.  
 
“The entrepreneurial spirit and business savvy displayed by Jessica, over the past six months of competition, personifies what it takes to be a successful practice owner,” said Rita Chaiken, president of the ADA. The award includes a $5,000 grant.
 
Woodson has served as an Audiology Program representative to the Doctoral Students Council and as a student representative to the faculty Executive Committee. She is the Chief Audiology Resident at Audio Help Associates.  
 
“I feel absolutely elated to have won first place and I would not have been able to do so without the help of my supportive mentors who I look up to and have learned so much from, including Dr. Barbara Weinstein, Dr. Ed Bravo, and Dr. Gyl Kasewurm,” Woodson said.
 
Woodson’s award is the latest in a winning streak for the GC’s Audiology program: Hershel Korngut (Ph.D. ’16) and Garrett Thompson were awarded third-place honors in last year’s competition.
 
 
 

Submitted on: NOV 22, 2016

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