From Jason Cussler:
MCTC DECA Students Crowned U.S. Champions in Washington DC!
DECA, a student led business club here at MCTC open to all majors, just came back from International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Washington DC as U.S. champions in the Entrepreneurship Challenge competition snagging $1000 in prize money along with significant bragging rights. The MCTC team came in 2nd place, losing only to a team from Canada, out of 41 teams from mostly 4-year colleges from all around the country. The team also advanced to the second round of the Project Management event.
The competitions are intense. In some competitions, participants are given only 30 minutes to prepare and present a solution to a real world problem.
In other events, they might have 24-48 hours. All participants pulled all-nighters ironing out details in their proposals at 4:00AM. The Team’s advisor, Jason L. Cussler, believes in a hands-off approach. “DECA is supposed to be a student-driven organization. To be honest, I don’t want to mess things up. This group had a relentless work ethic, business savvy, and a very real competitive spirit. They wanted to win!”
Please congratulate Immanuel Jones, Monique Stewart and Elliot Schimming for their brilliant performances.