Recently, four student-members of Minnesota DECA from the Minnesota School of Business-Rochester attended the Fall Professional Development Conference at the St. Cloud Civic Center in St. Cloud, Minn. The event was hosted by the Collegiate DECA Minnesota Association. Hundreds of students attended from Minnesota; they listened to two keynote speakers and participated in three break-out sessions.
Taylor Metcalf and Ron Chav, business administration degree graduates pursuing bachelor’s degrees in business administration, along with Nathan Bartz and Charity Luetke, current business administration students in the associate degree program, attended the event. All four students enjoyed the variety of speakers and topics that the conference provided, noting that the keynote speaker, Jermaine Davis, “was energetic and informative, and he gave a memorable speech covering homework tips.”
Minnesota School of Business prides itself in being an academic leader within the greater Rochester community and southeastern Minnesota. In particular, promoting the value represented by student-led organizations like DECA is a commitment that has aided in not only recruiting business administration students to participate, but also developed critical skills in business students and eventual graduates, making them more competitive in the job market.
DECA is an organization driven by college students that values competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork. Students who belong to Collegiate DECA are better prepared for careers in the business world than the average student by participating in competitions that connect skills learned in the classroom with real world experiences. Members of Collegiate DECA are students pursuing a degree in a number of different academic areas with a strong focus on business-related fields.
All four students are enthusiastic members of Minnesota School of Business-Rochester DECA and hope to channel their energy and enthusiasm to grow membership in the group. They are looking forward to their first competition of the school year on November 2 at Minnesota School of Business-Elk River.
Interested in learning more about getting involved in MSB-Rochester’s DECA group? Contact Tim Hornseth, business program chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 507 536-9500.