BComm students set U of G record at DECA U Provincials

Posted on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

University of Guelph DECA U students
University of Guelph DECA U Chapter

A team of Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) students set a U of G record by winning 15 awards at the 2018 DECA U Provincial competition on January 19th. Facing stiff competition from other business schools across Ontario, the U of G delegation took home the third most awards at this year's event, more than double their totals from 2017.

DECA U recognized the U of G students for their outstanding performances in accounting, human resources management, travel management, and fashion and retail management.

Adding to their haul, the U of G team received the Leaders in Diversity Chapter Award for having their delegation made of evenly of both genders.

DECA U is Canada’s largest undergraduate conference. The competition brings 1400 delegates from 22 universities and colleges in Ontario to compete in multiple academic categories through written and oral cases.

“It was an incredible experience taking 100 of our delegates to the competition,” said Hayley McDonald, DECA U Guelph President. “Our delegation was a true community, supporting each other and other chapters throughout the weekend."

Preparing for a competition like the DECA U provincials requires months of work from the students. Delegates have the opportunity to develop professionally, grow their network, and gain skills that will serve them as they start their careers.

Congratulations to the following University of Guelph business students:

Dylan Harvey

Dylan Harvey

5th year - Management Economics and Finance

Top 3 overall accounting
Top 5 accounting presentation

Sarah Hendriks

2nd year - Accounting

 

Top 3 overall accounting
Top 5 accounting presentation

Emily Kaldis, BComm

Emily Kaldis

3rd year - Leadership & Organizational Management

 

Top 3 overall HR management
Top 5 HR management presentation

Hayley McDonald

Hayley McDonald

5th year - Marketing Management

Top 5 HR management presentation

 

Felipe Mendez

Felipe Mendez

1st year - Marketing Management

 

Top 3 overall fashion and retail management
Top 5 fashion and retail management presentation (x2)

Russell Rosenblatt

Russell Rosenblatt

2nd year - Marketing Management

Top 5 travel management presentation

 

Marissa Ruppert

Marrisa Ruppert

2nd year - Accounting

Top 5 accounting presentation

 

Joshua Vito

Joshua Vito

1st year - Public Management

Top 5 HR management presentation

 

 

 

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