Permalink

Meet DECA E-Board Vice President of Professional Development

We met up with DECA E-Board Vice President of Professional Development, Michael Shaddock and here is what he had to say:

What is your major?

I am Marketing/Advertising major in the BBA/MBA program.

How many years have you been in DECA? 

I’ve been doing DECA for 4 years

What other organizations are you involved in on campus apart from DECA?

Auto Show

What do you hope to accomplish in DECA during the 2017-18 school year?

This year I plan to go to internationals and reach the final rounds of my competition. I also plan on opening more job opportunities DECA students once they graduate. It’s important to get involved in group like DECA because of networking. We live in a world where knowing the right people is very important and having something like DECA on you resume can help you get interviews.

 

What has been the highlight of your DECA career so far?

The highlight of my DECA career was going on stage during internationals.

What is your favorite part about DECA? 

My favorite part of DECA is the competitions. I get to meet new people and generate new connections with people. Also, the competitions are really fun, especially when you win, and Northwood DECA is really good at winning.

Lastly if anyone needs any help with anything I am always available to help.

Permalink

Meet DECA E-Board Vice President of Finance

 

We met up with DECA E-Board Vice President of Communication, De’Andrea Kemp-Jordan and here is what he had to say:

What is your class year?

Class of 2020

What is your major?

Accounting and Finance

How many years have you been in DECA?

Four

What campus organizations are you involved in apart from DEC

None

What do you hope to accomplish in DECA during the 2017-18 school year?

To place first place in my competitive event to be number one in the world

Why do you think it is important to be involved in groups like DECA at Northwood?

It’s great networking and helps you to be involved on campus.

What has been the highlight of your DECA career so far?

Last year at the State Career Development Conference I got to meet a member that at Delta College.         I was able to promote Northwood University and our Collegiate DECA Chapter to him and afterwards he transferred to Northwood University and is currently participating as a Diamond Member.

What is your favorite part about DECA?

My favorite part about DECA is getting to know my fellow executive board members and building life-long relationships with them.

Permalink

Meet DECA E-Board Vice President of Communication

We met up with DECA E-Board Vice President of Communication, Taryn Cornman and here is what she had to say:

What year are you?

Senior

What is your major?

Healthcare Management and Management

How many years have you been in DECA?

8 years

What campus organizations are you involved in apart from DECA?

Delta Mu Delta; Order of Omega; Alpha Gamma Delta (Vice President Operations, Membership Coordinator, Website Coordinator); Healthcare Occupation Students of America (President); St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn

What do you hope to accomplish in DECA during the 2017-18 school year?

To continue to grow the organization and the amount of members that will compete at the state and international competition. Last year we had a 100 members and we are working to hit 150 members this year!

Why do you think it is important to be involved in groups like DECA at Northwood?

Professional business organizations like DECA allow you to not only put what you have learned in school to use but teach you soft skills that are necessary for the business world. DECA focuses on the marketing, finance and accounting, business administration and management, and entrepreneurship career tracks by giving members the chance to learn more about these industries and the opportunities available. For example, if someone is interesting in going into hotel and lodging, one of our national advisory board members is Marriott International and they are always working with members to teach them about the industry and career opportunities within their company.

What has been the highlight of your DECA career so far?

My proudest moment in DECA was last year when we brought 25 members to compete at the State Career Development Conference when the year prior we only brought three. Collegiate DECA’s executive board works hands on with the members and has been able to inspire them to be more involved and compete. Collegiate DECA has allowed me to be a true student leader and learn what it means to lead a team and be flexible This organization has truly changed by life and I would not be where I am today without DECA.

 

My favorite part about DECA is that it has allowed me to find life long friends and network with people that I otherwise may have never met.  DECA has also provided me with mentors that inspire me and have helped

Permalink

Meet DECA E-Board Vice President of Competition

We met up with the DECA E-Board and asked them a few questions. Here is what Vice President of Competition, Samantha Paul had to say:
Picture of Vice President of Compeititon

What is your class year?

Class of 2020

What is your major?

Marketing

How many years have you been in DECA?

Four Years

What campus organizations are you involved in apart from DECA?

Alpha Gamma Delta; NUIAS Co-Captain for Team Land Rover and Jaguar

What do you hope to accomplish in DECA during the 2017-18 school year?

Get as many people as possible to the state and international career development conferences.

Why do you think it is important to be involved in groups like DECA at Northwood?

It is great networking, confidence builder, and helps students develop lifelong skills they are going to need in the business world.

What has been the highlight of your DECA career so far?

Going to my third international competition last year.

What us your favorite part about DECA?

I get to travel all over the country with my friends and meet amazing people from all over the world!

Anything else you would like to share with us?

DECA is what you make it and anyone who is unsure whether or not to join, you should give it a try!

Permalink

Meet the DECA E-Board Vice President and Michigan Collegiate DECA Secretary

We met up with the DECA E-Board and asked them a few questions. Here is what Vice President and Michigan Collegiate DECA Secretary, Joseph Walsh had to say:

DECA Vice President

What is your class year? 

3rd year- Junior

What is your major? 

Innovation Marketing Management and Business Analytics

How many years have you been in DECA? 

Since I was a sophomore in high school so this is my 6th year.

What campus organizations are you involved in apart from DECA? 

Signature Events Team, Rotary, Alpha Sigma Phi

What do you hope to accomplish in DECA during the 2017-18 school year? 

Excelling Northwoods chapter as a more dominant and winning school at Collegiate DECA’s career development conferences.

Why do you think it is important to be involved in groups like DECA at Northwood? 

With DECA you essentially get out of it what you put into it. The preparation and critical thinking skills gained from being involved in this program is arguably better then every external club this campus offers. DECA has helped me grow my leadership abilities and into a young business professional.

What has been the highlight of your DECA career so far? 

Last spring, I was given the opportunity to run for state office and was elected to serve on the Michigan Collegiate DECA State Board as their secretary. I was also able to place top 10 in my event, Emerging Technology, at the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California.

 

Networking with young motivated individuals at the conferences.

Permalink

Meet Your Tutor

Meet your TLC Tutor Mitch

Picture of TLC tutor

 

How long have you been a TLC tutor:

First Year

Major:

International Business

Home town:

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Year in School:

Sophomore

 Dream Job:

Lawyer or high position in a bank

 

QUESTIONS FROM THE TLC-

TLC: Other than a student, and a tutor, are you involved in anything else on campus?

You: Yes, I am very also involved with the Auto Show and really love participating in the Go MAD Day on campus!

 

TLC: Do you feel your experience as a tutor has been beneficial to you?

You: It already has been beneficial to me as it has helped to improve my communication skills. Furthermore, the appreciation you receive after helping a fellow student is a great feeling.

 

TLC: Would you recommend working at the TLC to your friends?

You: Yes! I would highly recommend it because the tutors I work with are fun to be around and like I said above, it feels great to help others.

 

TLC: Mitchell is a true team player. He is always willing to cover shifts and help out wherever needed. He genuinely wants to help every student he works with which is just one of the many reasons why he is so successful!

 

 

Permalink

Meet the DECA E-Board President

We met up with the DECA E-Board and asked them a few questions. Here is what President Amanda Schmidt had to say:

Picture of DECA President

What is your class year?

 2018

What is your major? 

Operations and Supply Chain Management

How many years have you been in DECA?

5 years

What campus organizations are you involved in apart from DECA?

Delta Zeta (Vice President Recruitment), Order of Omega, Student Alumni Network, NUIAS

What do you hope to accomplish in DECA during the 2017-18 school year? 

Personally, my goal is to place top three at the State Leadership Development Conference as well as the International Career Development Conference in Washington D.C. for my competitive event. For the chapter, I would like to see us excel in volunteering and giving back to the community. I also would like for the number of students who attend the state and international competition to double. Northwood DECA is full or very smart, competitive students who will succeed in competition.

Why do you think it is important to be involved in groups like DECA at Northwood? 

I think that it is very important to be involved in groups like DECA because there are so many lifelong skills that you are learning. During my time in DECA, I’ve become a better leader and presenter. I also am able to think on my feet to problem solve during real world business situations. Groups such as DECA truly prepare students for the business world.

What has been the highlight of your DECA career so far?

So far the highlight of my DECA career was the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference last year in Anaheim, California. Northwood DECA was able to take 13 students to the competition. My partner Anna and I placed top 10 in our event, Business Research!

What us your favorite part about DECA? 

My favorite part about DECA is the lifelong connections that you make through competitions, workshops, and event.

Permalink

Apply for The Patricia and Robert Naegele Competitive Scholarship

Could you use $40,000 towards your education? The Patricia and Robert Naegele annual scholarship is available to qualified incoming freshmen and transfer students for the 2018-2019 academic year.

WHO CAN APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP:

  • The scholarship is available for full-time BBA and four-year BBA/MBA students.
  • It is awarded to qualified students for up to a total of eight semesters as long as renewal standards are met.
  • The recipient may receive a Northwood University Academic Merit Scholarship in addition to this award.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP:

  • Apply for admission and be accepted by Northwood University for the 2018-19 academic year. Apply for admission at http://apply.northwood.edu
  • Write a 300 to 500- word essay describing the American Dream and its impact on a global free-enterprise society. If applicable examples of personal entrepreneurial experience are encouraged. Submit your essay along with a completed scholarship application at http://northwood.edu/ncs.

AWARDS ARE BASED ON:

  • Application and essay
    • The submission of your scholarship application and essay are due by Monday, January 15, 2018 (5 p.m. EST).
  • Academic Merit
  • Competitive presentation
    • On Saturday, February 17, 2018 on the Midland campus, finalists will participate in a competitive presentation about the American Dream and its impact on a global free-enterprise society.
      • Examples of personal entrepreneurial experience are encouraged.
      • Presentations should be up to five minutes long and will be followed by a question and answer period with the selection panel.
  • Your NU Admission commitment deposit must be received prior to the Naegele Competitive Scholarship competition date.

Please contact the admissions office at 989.837.4273 for additional information.

Permalink

Meet TLC Tutor Noah

Name: Noah Jankowski

How long have you been a TLC tutor: First Year

Major: Business Management

Home town: Flint, Michigan

Year in School: Sophomore

Dream Job: Upper management, CEO, Business Owner

 

What did Nathan have to say when asked a few questions? 

 

TLC: Other than a student, and a tutor, are you involved in anything else on campus?

You: Yes, I am very active member the NU Investing Club and participated in the Emerging Leaders program my freshmen year.

 

TLC: Do you feel your experience as a tutor has been beneficial to you?

You: It will definitely be beneficial to me because it will keep what I have learned fresh in my memory and more importantly it gives me the opportunity to help others.

 

TLC: Would you recommend working at the TLC to your friends?

You: Yes! It allows you to grow your leadership, communication, and teaching abilities.

 

TLC: Noah has been a great addition to our TLC Tutor team. He embodies all we strive to be here at the TLC. He is intelligent, patient, friendly and really good at teaching others!

 

Permalink

What to Expect at the 2017 Northwood University International Auto Show

It is hard to miss students preparing for the upcoming week. Between the optimal show route signs and the giant white tents crowding the mall walk, there is no mistaking that Auto Show is upon us. Auto Show to Northwood Students brings the same amount of joy, fulfillment, and fun that Christmas might bring to many others.

Being the largest student ran Auto Show in North America, this is an event that you don’t want to miss! The Northwood University International Auto Show allows students the opportunity to network and lead a team of their own, and gain knowledge in event management. And we can’t forget all of the hard work the student ran executive board puts into the Auto Show to make it a great success.

I received the inside scoop on some great displays you will not want to miss when walking the Auto Show.

The Oscar Meyer Weinermobile will be at the show on Sunday! Take a picture with the iconic Weinermobile to boost your followers on social media. Also on Sunday, the #18 Nascar of Kyle Busch will be at the show, so you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see the #18 car up close and personal! Subaru will have a rally car at the show this weekend. There are also rumors that Porsche and Jeep have some fantastic, interactive displays you won’t want to miss.

  

Tag all your pictures from the show with the #NorthwoodU hashtag.

Admission is FREE and the show times are as follows for the weekend.

Friday, October 6, 2017,
 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 8, 2017,
 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Check out all the events at http://calendar.northwood.edu/nuias and https://blogs.northwood.edu/autoshow/

We hope to see you there!