How I Scored an Internship from #DECACLA

My name is Julia Clifford and this is my second year being a part of Colligate DECA.

This past fall at the Collegiate Leadership Academy, I was blessed to meet recruits and managers of a property management company called Equity Residential. Going to #DECACLA, I had no idea what property management was and what it consisted of. I soon found out that it is something I would be interested in!

Being an Resident Assistant (RA) this school year I believe gave me an advantage when engaging with the managers because they saw qualities that an RA would have as well as a future employee.

I am pleased to say that a few months after the conference I got an internship with Equity Residential! Throughout my experience at CLA, I have also considered declaring a minor in property management.

As a sophomore at Johnson & Wales University, I realized that joining Colligate DECA has given me opportunities that I couldn’t find within any other organization. In conclusion, I am grateful for the limitless possibilities I have gained being a part of this amazing organization!

This article was written by Johnson & Wales University Collegiate DECA member, Julia Clifford. You can follow Julia on Instagram @julia_clifford777.

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