Business students score points in DECA competition
GCU News Bureau
Freshman Cristian Rodriguez recently won the recent Collegiate DECA Stock Market Game, an online simulation that challenges teams to manage and increase a $100,000 virtual investment portfolio of stocks, bonds and mutual funds.
Each participant is responsible for the buying and selling of various stock and bond investments, is ranked based on percentage growth and is required to hold at least one bond, one stock and one mutual fund by the last trade date.
DECA is a competitive business and social club that helps students build career skills and get involved in the community.
The Collegiate DECA of GCU students competed again over the weekend at the Arizona Career Development Conference hosted by Gateway Community College. Of the 10 GCU students who took part, seven qualified for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) on April 13-16 in Florida. The students placed as follows:
- Advertising Campaign: 1st place, Sabrina Cross
- Event Planning: 1st place, Natalie Vittitow and Myah Vinther
- Emerging Technology Marketing Strategies: 1st place, Shay Goddard
- Fashion Merchandising and Marketing: 3rd place, Camryn Jackson
- Financial Accounting: 2nd place, Noah Schultz
- Professional Sales: 1st place, Francisco “Cisco” Davis
- Hotel and Lodging: 3rd place, Francisco “Cisco” Davis
Also, both GCU co-advisors were honored. Marnie Davis was awarded the Advisor of the Year, Kelly Damron received the Administrator of the Year award from Arizona Collegiate DECA.