Hult Takes DECA Global

This year DECA hosted their annual International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif., with Hult International Business School proudly leading as an official sponsor.

Over 18,000 high school students from across the U.S. came together with advisors, experts, and graduates to develop knowledge and skills for their university education and future careers.

Over the past two years, Hult’s partnership with DECA has been focused on helping ambitious students fulfill their greatest potential. DECA students are known as some of the country’s most competitive high achievers, making them the ideal fit for Hult whose students have a reputation for entrepreneurial spirit and forward thinking.

As part of the conference, Sheryle Bolton, Professor of Practice at Hult’s San Francisco campus, hosted an interactive workshop for the DECA ASIPRE leadership academy.

Professor of Practice, Sheryle Bolton, hosting the ASPIRE leadership academy.

Some 600 attendees joined the session to get to know one another by practicing their personal pitch, before exploring “design thinking.” Participants did exercises designed to help them think outside of the box, make decisions, and solve problems in the fast-paced world of global business.

Sophie Echeverry and Jeremy Baron, Hult Global Student Ambassadors, also joined the event to share their personal experiences of studying global business at Hult.

“I loved taking part in the event, talking with interested students and advisors, and telling them about our experience,” said Sophie Echeverry, Colombian, Class of 2018.

Eli Bohemond and Walid Malouf from Hult’s global Career Development team came to the DECA conference to let attendees know about the support offered to undergraduate students at Hult – from internship sourcing, and interview coaching and preparation, to some of the success stories from the Class of 2016 that are working all over the globe in companies like Google, Bloomberg, Deloitte, KPMG and Tesla.

“I was so pleased to make it to Anaheim. The students we met were clearly of the highest standard – their self-awareness, questioning nature, and presentation skills. They were engaged and so committed to their future – for me this is brilliant to see and draws parallels with some of Hult’s most successful graduates,” said Walid Malouf, Senior Director, North America, Career Development and Employer Relations. “I very much hope to see some of these students join us at one of our campuses some day. They’d fit right in.”

Walid Malouf meeting just a few of the thousands of students at the DECA conference.

As the conference exhibition and academy workshops drew to a close, Hult had the pleasure of presenting the winning team of the International Business Plan competition with their award.

Photo credit: @nc_deca

As the sponsors of this award, Hult were delighted to hear about the inspirational story from winners Brandon, Brendan, and Nishi from Skyline High School, Washington, and look forward to hearing where their business takes them.

This article was written by Hult International Business School, a proud member of the DECA National Advisory Board. You can find out more about Hult International Business School, our Bachelor of Business Administration degree, campuses in London and San Francisco, faculty, and more when you follow us on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.



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