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Student Org Spotlight: Collegiate DECA

Name of President: Matthew Ross

Department affiliation: Open to all majors

Meeting location and time: Hyland Hall 1306, Tuesdays 5:15 pm

What drives your organization:

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

What is the best/most fun activity your organization is going to do this semester?

 DECA has a few events that we are really looking forward to this semester:

  • On November 6 DECA will be joined by Caitlin Moyer, the Senior Manager of Advertising and Marketing at the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, to speak to our group about some of her experiences in the field of professional sports marketing.  She will be accompanied by the Senior Ticket Manager, Billy Frees.  Everyone is welcome to join in on this activity
  • Touring the new Innovation Center
  • Multiple guest speakers

What can a member expect to learn when they are part of your organization?

Our guiding principles explain how we fulfill our mission by addressing what we do and the outcomes we expect. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders.

Who would you recommend to join your organization?

Everyone! If you’re looking for real world experience, great people to meet, or just looking to have some fun, DECA’s open to anyone!

Has your organization won any awards over the past few years?

  • State Chapter of the Year
  • State DECA Diamond Award
  • Largest growth in membership within the state of Wisconsin
  • Numerous state and international award winners within their individual fields of competition


About Jolene Check

Marketing Specialist for the College of Business and Economics.
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