According to Angela Livingston, business program chair, students did the “gear check,” which afforded them the opportunity to speak with many participants early on in the event.
After checking in the runners and walkers, the students waited until after the race was finished to distribute the gear back to the participants.
“I enjoyed my time with my classmates doing something that benefits others. Events like these build networks and interpersonal relationships we all need to succeed. It was a fun morning and I look forward to being involved in more Globe activities,” said Amanda Viau, business management student.
Volunteer opportunities with DECA are also important for students’ networking abilities. Students who are new to the community can take advantage of these events to meet members of the community.
Participation in such events can also be added to resumes to show employers a willingness to contribute to their community.
“I recently moved to Sioux Falls, so volunteering for the race was a great way to meet new people and build relationships with my fellow DECA members,” said Kelsee Jalbert, accounting student.