Weber State University Finishes Strong at DECA International Career Development Conference in Washington DC - April 19, 2016

The 2016 Annual Collegiate DECA Conference had over 1,300 attendees with over 275 campuses represented from the United States, Canada, and China. Weber State had only 7 students at the conference competing in different events. After the preliminary round of competition, Weber had 3 students receive medals and qualify to compete in the final events. This represents 43% of Weber State students making it to the final rounds.

Of the Weber State Collegiate DECA competitors that made it to the finals, 100% were invited to the stage of winners during the 2016 International Career Development Conference in Washington, D.C., to receive additional medals.

Weber State students received a total of 7 medals, 2 plaques and received 2 International Career Development Conference Awards of Excellence in Exceeding the National Standard of Performance.

Along with the competitive events, students engaged in educational academies, panel discussions, interactive training sessions and leadership focus groups. This year, the Collegiate DECA staff, Board of Directors and the Post-Secondary Council offered many meaningful experiences throughout the week for the Collegiate DECA students.

Weber State was responsible for creating and managing an International Sales Challenge event that had the largest number of participants at any new event ever offered at the International Career Development Conference.

Students listed below, are those Weber State individuals invited to the stage to receive medallions and plaques. 

Event Winners

Each of these Weber State students received winner’s plaques. 

Michael O’Bagy       1st  Place          Restaurant & Food Service Management

Jared Ford                 2nd  Place     International Sales Challenge

Conference Top Ten Medalists in Preliminary Competition

Weber State students invited to the stage to receive Top Ten medallions for their event.

Michael O’Bagy       Restaurant & Food Service Management

Jared Ford                 International Sales Challenge

Kane Spencer            International Sales Challenge

 

Conference Grand Finalist

Weber State students invited to the stage to receive Finalist medals for their event.

Michael O’Bagy       Restaurant & Food Service Management

Jared Ford                 International Sales Challenge

Kane Spencer            International Sales Challenge

                       

Please join us in celebrating with all Utah students that participated in the 2016 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference.

Another great “Educational Experience” provided through our professional Collegiate DECA student organization and dedicated advisors