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.