Eight DePaul students were selected to represent the university at the DECA International Career Development Conference held in Washington, D.C. Five of our students ultimately received medals in various categories for their performances in the competition.
DePaul students Andrew Prince, Eboni Williams, Ryan Janning, Anders Conroy, Paola Guerrero-Toledo, Mackenzy Rice, Matthew Kurpiel and Jaimie Thimmesh Rachie competed in the DECA event, which ranges widely across business disciplines. Included in the contest are marketing, management, accounting and retail management case studies and scenarios the students must analyze, interpret and address in their reports.
First-year student Anders Conroy was a finalist in the marketing management case study and finished in the overall top ten; sophomore Eboni Williams was selected as a finalist in the Accounting Business Simulation event and also finished in the top 10; and sophomore Andrew Prince earned a medal for placing in the top seven in retail management and merchandizing. All in all, DePaul students took five medals as finalists.
“With two sophomores and six freshmen competing for DePaul at the DECA Conference, the club certainly has a young group that is already showing its potential,” adds Assistant Professor of Accounting Mary Mindak, who serves as faculty moderator of the university’s DECA chapter.
In addition to competing, DECA officers Andrew Prince and Eboni Williams organized the group’s trip; special thanks to the School of Accountancy and the University for helping out with funding.
L&Q adds a special thanks to Professor Mindak for her efforts as group advisor, coach, mentor, encourager-in-chief and general facilitator. Thanks for doing what DePaul does best–changing lives through education.