As I sit here and reflect on what could quite possibly be my last #CDECAICDC, I realize I have a lot to be proud of and thankful for.
First off, I was a member of the first social media team for the conference. I was a bit nervous about the position, but I’m glad I took the leap to say that I am DECA. It was a wonderful experience. It was something incredible to put on my resume that will help me in the future. It’s something that I truly thankful and proud of.
Second, I have made lot of friends. There are more than I can list. I have been able to make some lifelong friends. I love my DECA family and I’m sure that we will all do amazing things in the future.
Third, even though I didn’t take home a medal, I was able to make industry connections I would have never made if I hadn’t gone to the conference. One of the judges for the travel and tourism event rekindled my desire to work for the cruise industry. I’m hoping to be on a ship this time next year.
Thank you DECA for everything. I’m the professional that I am because I participated. I can never repay the organization for all that it has given me