GCU students win big in DECA international conference
GCU News Bureau Staff
The Colangelo College of Business at Grand Canyon University had its best showing ever in the recent International Career Development Conference (ICDC), sponsored by DECA, an international association of students.
The 55th annual event brought 1,500 college students from the United States and Canada to Washington, D.C. The students prepared a response to a case study provided to them 30-60 minutes before the competition, then presented it to judges.
Maya Hinojos, the president of Collegiate DECA of GCU, won first place in Professional Sales, beating out 10 finalists, and also was third in the International Sales Challenge.
Jacky Briseno, the current vice president of Collegiate DECA of GCU and the incoming president, placed third in Sales Management Meeting. It was her first time at the ICDC.
Briseno, Erika Navarrete and Sabrina Cross advanced past the preliminary round as a finalist team in the Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Chase Broz and Craig Langille advanced past the preliminary round as a finalist team in the Entrepreneurship Challenge and placed second overall, earning a $1,000 scholarship.
Among the universities represented at the event were Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, the University of Texas, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Weber State University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, DePaul University and the University of Central Florida.