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Camosun DECA competitors posted a chapter best performance at the 2015 International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida.  On April 21st, all seven competitors advanced to the final round of competition in their individual events, something that has not been done in the chapter’s seven year history. 

Competitors and their events included:

  • Business-to-Business Marketing – Mehtab Saluja and Sim Waraich
  • Emerging Technology Marketing Strategies – Bobby Tiet and Andrew Flaro
  • Entrepreneurship (Starting a Business) – Janna Lantz
  • Financial Statement Analysis – Campbell Hunter and Jordan Van Thiel

During the closing ceremonies, Janna Lantz and the team of Bobby Tiet and Andrew Flaro were called to stage as overall top 10 finalists in their respective categories.

The 2015 conference set a record for number of attendees at nearly 1500, representing chapters from Canada, China, Puerto Rico and the US.  Participants competed in 27 different business event categories.   Events are classified as case study, business simulation, or prepared business presentation and then are tied to one of the following areas of study:  Business Management & Administration, Marketing & Sales, Finance & Accounting, Hospitality & Tourism, and Communications & Technology.  In addition to the competitive events, the conference included cash prize challenges, a variety of leadership training and career development seminars. 

Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. The organization prepares students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.  Chapter members major in a variety of academic programs with a strong focus on business-related fields. DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition, and professional networking.

For more information on how you can become involved as a chapter member, visit or our Facebook page.

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L to R: Sim Waraich, Jordan Van Thiel, Bobby Tiet, Campbell Hunter, Janna Lantz, Andrew Flaro, Mehtab Saluja, Shari Corrigan (Advisor)

Last updated: April 30, 2015 11:12 am

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