I'd like to be a Michigan DECA State Officer because I want to try to bring some of my ideas (and enthusiasm) for DECA to the state level. I hope to encourage more cooperation between DECA chapters. I hope to foster an increase in future leaders in the business field.
I want to be a Michigan DECA State Officer because I know that DECA is constantly seeking ways to improve, and I have some ideas that I want to bring to the table from all of the experiences that I have had both within DECA and other external organizations.
To me, being a DECA officer is not just a title. I believe being a DECA officer is showing your leadership, exemplifying your skills and ethics, and having high standards and goals to complete, and to have the dedication to complete them. I want to be a DECA officer because I want to show the person I can be, to show my hard work and dedication, and to show what DECA means to me.
I found something I was passionate about, and became confident for once in my life. I created and strengthened priceless relationships through DECA, had irreplaceable experiences and garnered so many professional skills. As someone who's life changed because of Michigan DECA, I feel like I owe it to the organization to do what I can to help it grow and give other students the same experience and impact I was given, and I can do that by serving as a state officer.
DECA has been a highlight of my high school journey. I would love to share my experiences and effectively advocate for Michigan DECA. I believe that I can use my leadership and communication skills to increase membership, open new opportunities for aspiring DECA members, and help Michigan DECA prepare to succeed at the international level.
I want to be a state officer so I can give back to an organization that has given me so much. Throughout my DECA experience I have learned so much about the marketing community and strategies whilst improving my communication and presentation skills too. Ultimately, serving as a DECA State Officer allows me the chance to ensure that others can enjoy the same DECA experience that I had.
I want to be a Michigan DECA State Officer to give members the same opportunity I was given my freshman year, which is to increase their participation and develop their own interpersonal skills through competition.
I want the amazing opportunities that have been made available to me to still exist for the incoming freshman and to be as excited as I was. DECA has been a consistent source of happiness and pride for me and I wish to deepen my commitment and involvement, serving at the state level.
I want to be a DECA State Officer because it is a very good opportunity to grow as a person, learn more about leadership, and also because DECA has been a big part of life since freshmen year. Joining DECA has introduced me to the many aspects of business which I've garnered an interest and passion for, and hope to pursue when I'm older in my career. My passion for DECA has grown and becoming a State Officer offers me a chance to help grow and give back to a community that has taught me so much these past few years.
I have envisioned becoming a Michigan DECA State Officer since the beginning of my DECA career, my freshman year. Seeing the role State Officers played in making DECA at all levels so great inspired me to take a larger role within my own DECA chapter. Now I want to take a major role at the state level to continue and further the success and greatness that DECA has had in my life to all those around me. DECA is truly the greatest organization I have been a part of.
I want to be a Michigan DECA state officer because I care a lot about the DECA organization as it is one of the best clubs in my opinion by trying to teach students how to be a top employee at a company or how to run a company by teaching students how to problem solve through situations and how to present solutions. I feel DECA should be pushed more actively at schools and we should try expanding our influences to many more chapters as we prepare to send students off into the world of business.
Since I was a freshman, I have looked up to the DECA State Officers. I admire their leadership and passion, and I want to be a State Officer because I want to influence other individuals like they’ve influenced me. I believe I can guide others to be the best they can be. I want to leave my mark on the DECA community. I think by partnering with nonprofits that aim to contribute to a positive future for Michigan, I could create a legacy of high school community engagement that can support local and small business in new ways.
Throughout high school, I have built a passion for DECA and leadership; serving as State Officer is a wonderful way to combine both of those. DECA has given me so much, and I want to give back even a fraction of what I have learned. By exhibiting leadership and initiative, I believe I can lead Michigan DECA members by example.
DECA has shaped my high school experience. The knowledge, experience, friends, and connections that you make along the way are really special. I want to be a DECA State Officer because I want others to experience this as well and connect so many more students to DECA and enable them to have an amazing DECA experience. Being a DECA State officer means that I will get to engage and work with many different people, plan activities for Michigan DECA, and learn new things about leadership and teamwork.
I know that if I become a State Officer, it will be an eventful journey with many new experiences that will ultimately shape my character and strengths. And I want to repay for this personal growth by helping advance and expand DECA as a whole. I specifically hope to use my role of State Officer to increase DECA’s business partnerships. I believe that with the right sponsors, we as an organization can become an easily recognizable international sensation.
I am eager to be a Michigan DECA State Officer because I am passionate about fostering leadership, innovation, and professional development among all MiDECA members. Through this role, I aspire to contribute to the growth of DECA by implementing initiatives that empower students to excel in business and marketing. Serving as a State Officer will allow me to make a meaningful impact on the DECA community, supporting and inspiring fellow students on their journey to success.
As a Michigan DECA State Officer, I will gain the opportunity to grow and help out a non-profit organization for the greater good. I will be able to assist an organization that has grown my skill sets and given me long-lasting memories since freshman year. Also, I will be able to connect with many individuals and gain knowledge from their experiences and differences. As a State Officer, I will have the ability to work together with individuals and gain new lasting friendships.
Running for and holding a State Office is exciting and challenging. The rewards are many:
Interested individuals should:
Interested individuals MUST:
What kind of training will I receive?
Before Monday, January 29, 2024
Candidates must complete the online Candidate Information Form by January 29, 2024. This form collects basic information of the candidate and will be shared internally only by Michigan DECA and the election committee. Information needed for this form includes:
Each candidate will participate in the following on Saturday, February 3, 2024:
State Officer Screening Policies
If you have any questions about being a State Officer, your best resource is to contact a current State Officer.