UH Students Win Big at 2015 Texas Career Development Conference

DECA competition
Pictured left to right: Ami Hazel, Michael Dinh, Kathy Walton (Collegiate DECA, Texas State Advisor), Grace Brann, Khiet Lam

Four students from the UH College of Technology's Retail and Consumer Science Program are one step closer to taking the business world by storm after receiving top honors at the Texas Collegiate DECA competition in Austin. The winning students are:

  • Grace Brann—third place in Professional Sales
  • Ami Hazel—first place in Professional Sales
  • Michael Dinh—first place in Marketing Management
  • Khiet Lam—third place in International Marketing

The students left the conference feeling enthusiastic about their futures. "After seeing many of our teammates win, and placing first myself, I am so optimistic about...being able to land a position to fulfill my career ambitions," said Dinh. "Collegiate DECA certainly serves as a confidence builder, and good practice to take on situations that will lead you along your career path."

The Texas Career Development Conference took place Feb. 19-21, 2015, and was hosted by Austin Community College. The event was sponsored by Texas Collegiate DECA, a division of DECA, Inc. Qualifying participants will be eligible to compete in the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL, on April 18-21, 2015.

DECA, Inc. is a not-for-profit student organization with more than 215,000 members in the United States and around the globe. The program prepares student leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management by applying skills learned in the classroom to real world situations.

For more information about DECA Inc., please visit the DECA website.

To learn more about the Collegiate DECA chapter at UH and to help send UH students to future conferences please visit the DECA page on this website.