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DECA gets down to business

CMU student team places third at state career development conference

| Author: Ari Harris

‚ÄčThe Central Michigan University DECA chapter won third place in four events at the Michigan Collegiate DECA State Career Development Conference in February.

DECA, formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a business organization at the high school and collegiate levels that focuses on helping students develop essential business skills.

CMU DECA president Savannah Fullmer, a senior majoring in marketing and business information systems, said the chapter focused on professional development during the fall semester and officially began preparing for the competition in November.

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At the conference, students chose to participate in events such as restaurant and food service management, marketing communications, corporate finance, and event planning. Depending on the event, students prepared written examinations, completed case statement preparation, engaged in role-playing simulations or gave oral presentations.

Fifteen students representing CMU qualified to compete at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida, this April.