Thirty 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 12 different events and claimed two first-place finishes, five second-place finishes and three 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, Minot State University, Dakota College at Bottineau and Lake Region State College.
Students who met the requirement of a 60 percent or higher in their events qualified to compete at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference in Washington D.C., April 23-26, 2014. The following 11 NDSCS students qualified:
• Morgan Peterson (Oakes, N.D.) - 3rd in Advertising Campaign (Prepared, Team); 2nd in Restaurant and Food Service (Business Simulation). • Stan Lien (Breckenridge, Minn.) - 2nd in Travel and Tourism Marketing (Business Simulation); 2nd in Human Resource Management (Case Study). • Mitch Ronan (Breckenridge, Minn.) - 1st in Sales Manager Meeting (Case Study); 3rd in Advertising Campaign (Prepared, Team). • Jessica Woehl (Jamestown, N.D.) - Finished 5th and qualified in Travel and Tourism Marketing (Business Simulation). • Michael Jirak (Breckenridge, Minn.) -1st in Entrepreneurship: Growing Your Business (Prepared). • Sara Holcomb (Wahpeton, N.D.) - 3rd in Professional Sales (Prepared). • Katelyn Pueppke - 2nd in Professional Sales (Prepared). • Taylor Oster (Lidgerwood, N.D.) - 3rd in Business Financial Services (Business Simulation). • Jennifer Willprecht (Oakes, N.D.) - 2nd in Corporate Finance (Business Simulation). • Megan Prante (Milnor, N.D.) - 4th in Accounting (Business Simulation). • Brittany Jones (Minneapolis, Minn.) - 5th in Hotel and Lodging (Business Simulation).
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.