Tarini Agrawal: What college are you attending: UNC Chapel Hill What's your Major: Pre-Business How has DECA helped you at college: DECA has helped me tremendously by providing me with skills that are really helpful in college. Through DECA, I gained a lot lifelong communication skills, leadership, and project management skills that I use on a day-to-day basis in classes and organizations that I'm involved with. Additionally, DECA has exposed me to the business field and allowed me to find interest in a career path in business and declare my major. What is your favorite memory of DECA: My favorite DECA memory is definitely when my team and I won second place at Internationals this past year. Going on the International state was a once in a lifetime experience and it was rewarding seeing our hard work over the past 4 years pay off. Advice for current members: For DECA members, I would advise you to really make the most of you time in DECA. Get to know other members, the leadership team, and advisors because they will be your helping hand through the DECA competitions. You get what you put into it, so make sure you try your best and have fun while doing so. DECA was such a rewarding experience for me as I gained lifelong skills and friends, so I advise you to stay involved in the organization.
Alexander Ahlquist: What college are you attending: University of South Carolina What's your Major: International Business & Operations and Supply Chain Management How has DECA helped you at college: Time management skills, used business plan in some of my entry level business class. I also had experience making business proposal presentations. What is your favorite memory of DECA: My favorite DECA memory is being able to travel to Anaheim and visit Disneyland. Advice for current members: Listen to the upperclassmen and take advice from them especially in regards to how to write a paper. Take the time to put a significant amount of work into your paper because you will continue to write business papers, particularly if you pursue a business major.
Cole Davidson: What college are you attending: University of South Carolina What's your Major: Real Estate Finance How has DECA helped you at college: DECA has helped me in college. DECA taught me time management and project skills that have been valuable in college. It has given me experience in giving presentations to groups and individuals. It has also helped given me practice in leading group presentations in college. What is your favorite memory of DECA: My favorite DECA memory is traveling to Orlando, visiting Disney and Universal as well as watching all our hard work with Glow Madness pay off at the International level. Advice for current members: Work hard and enjoy every second that you have, take advice from upperclassmen members. You get out exactly what you put in. Feel free to reach out to your Officer board or to alumni.