Seven North Dakota State College of Science collegiate DECA members competed at the North Dakota Career Development Conference in Fargo, N.D., in mid-February. NDSCS competed in eight different events and claimed five first-place finishes and two third-place finishes.
The competition included a selection of events in more than 20 career areas and gave students the chance to compete against their peers for top honors in three types of events: Business Simulation, Case Study and Prepared Business Presentation.
NDSCS students had a wide variety of competition as they competed against other students from the following North Dakota higher education institutions: University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Mayville State University, University of Mary, Valley City State University, Lake Region State College and Rasmussen College from Bismarck.
Students who placed in the top three in their events qualified to compete at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif., April 17-21, 2013. The following four NDSCS students qualified:
Morgan Peterson (Oakes, N.D.) -1st in Professional Sales (Prepared Business Presentation); 1st in Hotel and Lodging Management (Business Simulation); 3rd in Marketing Management (Case Study)
Stan Lein (Breckenridge, Minn.) -1st in Travel and Tourism Marketing (Business Simulation); 1st in Human Resource Management (Case Study)
Mitch Ronan (Breckenridge, Minn.) -1st in Sales Manager Meeting (Case Study); 3rd in Professional Sales (prepared)
Jessica Woehl (Jamestown, N.D.) -Finished 5th and qualified in Travel and Tourism Marketing (Business Simulation)
Additional students from NDSCS who competed were Ally Fisher, Cathy Ferguson and Philip Madche.
Collegiate DECA at NDSCS is a student-centered organization whose program of leadership and personal development is designed specifically for students enrolled in business administration and management related programs.