What is DECA? DECA is a student-based organization that helps prepare people for future careers by showing how skills learned in the classroom can be used in real life.
DECA is ideal for any student interested in applying their knowledge into business settings. Here are the top four reasons why you should join DECA.
1. Networking – Meet students from different programs.
2. Social Skills – Learn how to communicate with different people from different cultures.
3. Professional Skills – Learn how to build professional skills by meeting with different professionals and applying skills learned through courses you have taken.
4. Leadership Skills – Become part of the executive board. You take up the responsibility or challenge to be a leader and you learn what it takes to be a leader.
The Sioux Falls Globe University new DECA President is Nicole Mills. Nicole’s new role as the president entails completing the agendas for the meetings as well as conducting them.
She will also assist with all of the events that DECA members decide to participate in. Nicole is working toward her associate degree in business; she plans on getting her bachelor’s degree in business after she completes her associate.
The newly elected vice president is Jack Mason. Jack will be assisting with the meetings and taking meeting minutes and he is also in charge of the finances for the Sioux Falls organization. Jack is enrolled in the sales and marketing program, and is on his way to completing his associate degree with plans to become a pharmaceutical sales representative.
The next DECA meeting is set for 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, in room 209. Stop by and check us out—there are no fees to attend the meeting, and it is a great way to meet fellow Globe students.
Upcoming DECA Events
DECA members will be holding a fundraising event Wednesday, July 29, to raise money to attend the Leadership Conference in October. DECA will be selling pieces of duct tape to use to tape a DECA member to the wall.
Next DECA will be assisting with the Touch-A-Truck event in September. They will be selling food to the public to help with hotel costs during the Leadership Conference.
There are many more fun and exciting events that DECA members are planning. Stay tuned!
—Submitted by Angela Livingston, Business Program Chair and DECA Adviser