Two Eller Students Place in DECA’s International Career Development Conference

April 30, 2021
Sunset over McClelland Hall

Eller College students Ishan Shah ’23 BSBA (Marketing and MIS) and Nicholas Stavitski ’21 BSBA (Accounting) placed as a top finalist team in the Emerging Technology Marketing Strategies competition in the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference.

In the competition, Shah and Stavitski were given a case study on the topic of integrating technology into the marketing world, in which they were tasked with analyzing a situation and organizing a response in an allotted amount of time, ultimately delivering their proposed solution to the judges through a fifteen-minute presentation.

“This is a dream come true and the culmination of a six-year journey. I'm proud to keep breaking the mold of accountants,” says Stavitski. “I am forever honored to present the Eller College and the School of Accountancy on the scale that they deserve.”

Collegiate DECA’s Competitive Events Program gives students the opportunity to put their experience, skills and knowledge to the test while representing their university. Students across the globe compete for top international honors in various competitions specific to a particular subject matter. Students are judged by business and industry professionals in all Collegiate DECA competitive events.