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Baruch Students Win Capco Scholarship Contest


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NEW YORK, NY - November 19, 2015 - Two students from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business have won scholarships from Capco, a global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry.

Demetra Mileos ’17 and Ariel May ’17 each won $2,500 scholarships in a competition. Participants were asked to submit a 3,000-word paper on one of the following topics:

  • The Automation Revolution: A new balance for man and machine - Who will be the victor in this war on intelligence?
  • Chasing the Dragon - The Pursuit of Cyber-Security in an Inter-connected World. Are the latest security breaches teaching us anything new?
  • Blockchain versus Bitcoin - Implications for Financial Services.  Fact or Fiction - Business Realities or a Blockchain Bubble?

Mileos and May presented their papers to the faculty committee.

“I chose to write about Blockchain because I work in the financial services, and I find new technologies interesting,” says Demetra Mileos, an MBA candidate from Riverdale. “In the paper I explained the technology, evaluated the challenges and opportunities for the industry, and proposed how the industry might go about adopting the technology and considerations that should be addressed.”

Ariel May, who is pursuing an MS in Information System, chose to write about The Automation Revolution. “I am interested in the development of artificial intelligence from a philosophical point of view,” says May, who’s from Flushing, Queens. “Though technology has generally made people's lives easier, there is the fear that artificial intelligence will become so advanced that it will take over humanity. My essay argued that human intelligence is different from machine intelligence.”

Terrence Martell, Director of the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College, announced the winners at the Capco Conference in October.





About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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