OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University sales and service technology student Steve Hanson recently was elected the 2008-09 national president of Delta Epsilon Chi.
Hanson, a sophomore at WSU from Layton, Utah, was elected to the position at the organization's 2008 International Career Development Conference in Atlanta. Delta Epsilon Chi is an international organization for college students preparing for careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship.
Hanson will spend eight days this month participating in national officer training in Washington, D.C. Following his training, Hanson and the other national officers will take the reins of the organization in preparation for the upcoming school year. "It's a great opportunity to spend a year basically running a national nonprofit organization with more than 10,000 members," Hanson said.
As an officer, Hanson will work with the members and advisers at local chapters throughout the country to establish programs that promote leadership and career-oriented opportunities for the leaders of tomorrow. Each chapter holds leadership academies, or student training sessions, and community service projects throughout the year. National competitions also are held each fall in New York City.
Hanson feels that his experiences with Delta Epsilon Chi have enhanced his academic experience. "In today's market, you need more than just good grades," he said. "What you do outside the classroom is what makes you stand out in the crowd."
Hanson said he hopes to pursue a master's degree in marketing following his studies at WSU.
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