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Updates on DECA!

Posted on: May 1st, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

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. 

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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.

The DECA Team is actively recruiting new members now for this fall. Please contact Jason L. Cussler ( and/or Elliot Schimming (


Maximize your Marketability: Resume Workshop with Grant Thornton (4-22-14)

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

taken from website:

Event Details

Network with finance and accounting experts from Hunter Hamilton and Grant Thornton.

Get your resume to stand out, learn about hiring trends and find out what it’s like to work in the accounting field. Join the conversation as Hunter Hamilton and Grant Thornton host a resume workshop. Get answers to resume questions, see samples and explore ways to strengthen your resume in a hands-on classroom setting.

Don’t miss a moment

5:30 – 6:00 pm
6:00 – 6:30 pm
Grant Thornton HR Presentation
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Hunter Hamilton Resume Workshop

Register now. Space is limited.

Speaker Doug Lennick- Friday, March 28th!

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

Interested in Moral and Emotional Intelligence? Leadership? Motivation? High Performance?
Please join us for a dynamic session with Doug Lennick, co-founder of Think2Perform and former Ameriprise executive. Read more about Doug in the link below.

• Where – MCTC, Room S1400
• When – Friday March 28th at 9:00AM
• Who – Doug Lennick –

Hosted by MCTC’s Business Management Department. Please contact if you plan on attending.

DECA- MCTC’s Professional Business Club!

Posted on: March 2nd, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

Message from Elliot Schimming, DECA: 

MCTC’s Collegiate DECA Team dominated   State Competition on February 26, 2014.  Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. We prepare students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Collegiate DECA’s programs and competitive events are clustered around six academic areas; Hospitality and Tourism, Finance and Accounting, Marketing and Sales, Arts, Communication and Technology, and Business Management and Administration. We are proud to announce that Immanuel Jones took First place in Project Management, Elliot Schimming took Second place in Entrepreneurship and as a team Monique Stewart and Elliot Schimming took home First place in Business Ethics. We are proud of our team and will be traveling to     Washington DC on April 22nd – 27th 2014 to represent MCTC at the International Career Development Completion.

To join our fantastic team please contact Jason Cussler at Jason.cussler@minneapolis .edu. We meet the first Friday of every month in room M1200. Hope to see you there!

Urban Scholars Summer Internship Program!

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

The City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis Public Schools, Metropolitan Council, and Greater Twin Cities United Way are partnering to host 2014 Urban Scholars. The 12-week leadership development summer internship program is seeking the best and the brightest to learn more about careers in the public sector. Urban Scholars provides:

  • A full-time paid summer internship ($12.24 per hour for undergraduates and $15.75 per hour for graduates) that will provide a high quality resume building work experience.
  • Direct access to agency leaders including but not limited to the Mayor, City Council, Department Heads, Superintendents, and Executive Directors.
  • A team-based community project that will be presented to City Council, community stakeholders, department heads and colleagues.
  • Professional development training from experts in the field.
  • Mentors to provide guidance to achieve professional goals.
  • Opportunities to create valuable professional networks.

This highly competitive leadership development summer internship program starts on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 and ends on Friday, August 15, 2014. Applications will be accepted until Monday, March 3, 2014. This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate college students regardless of academic major. Public sector experience is highly desired, but not required.


  • Must be enrolled and in good standing at an accredited two- or four- year college, university, graduate program, or law school.
  • Must have completed first year of post-secondary education.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be able to participate on a full-time basis for 12 weeks (40 hours per week)

For more information and a link to the online application, visit: If you have specific questions or need additional information, please contact: or (612) 673-2339.

All-USA Community College Academic Team

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

The Student Life department is currently seeking nominees for this year’s All-USA Community College Academic Team. Do you meet the following two criteria?? 

  • Have earned a cumulative college-level GPA of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale) for all coursework completed in the last five years (fall 2008-present), regardless of institution attended.
  • By December 31, 2013, will have earned a minimum of 36 semester college-level credits.

If interested, please submit to Tara Martinez ( a one page essay describing your most significant endeavor while attending MCTC, specifically highlighting the ways that your endeavor has benefitted MCTC, our greater community &/or society. 

Deadline for submitting one page essay to Tara: Tuesday, October 11th!

Transfer Fair!

Posted on: February 26th, 2013 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

The Spring Transfer Fair will be held next Wednesday, March 6th from 10am-1pm in the T Skyway! Make sure to stop by to visit with schools such as Metro State, Concordia, Hamline, Augsburg, University of North Dakota, and MANY MORE! Make sure to stop by the table labeled “Advising” to pick up a list of questions that you can ask these schools to help you gather information!Transfer Pic