VPC President, Deepa Srinivasan, served as a judge in the 2017 Maryland DECA Career Development Conference on March 2-3, 2017. DECA’s Mission is to prepare “emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.”
Students have been preparing all year for the March event. The conference is entirely planned and coordinated by the students themselves. The two-day event includes such activities as workshops, team competitive events, and individual competitive tests and events in addition to voting for the next scholastic years DECA Officers.
Ms. Srinivasan was selected to judge the Human Resources Management Individual Role-Play Event. Students were given a “real world” business scenario on a Human Resources related issue and allowed 10 minutes to formulate their solution. When asked about the students and the competition Ms. Srinivasan stated “These DECA competitors are highly motivated, gifted, and innovative. They are quick to think on their feet and offer realistic solutions and show every sign of being future business leaders/entrepreneurs. I think our future is in good hands!”
For more information on Maryland DECA, or to become involved visit http://www.marylanddeca.org.