|A group of OJRHS DECA International competitors at the Grand Ole Opry|
DECA prepares emerging high school and college leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management around the globe. Students have an opportunity to participate in regional, state and international competitions. After competing at the state level, 26 Owen J. Roberts High School students qualified to enter the International Career Development Conference in Nashville, TN, April 23-26, 2016.
"As an integral part of the classroom curriculum, DECA's industry-validated competitive events are aligned with the National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. DECA’s flagship evaluation process involves students in both a written component such as an exam or report and an interactive component with an industry professional serving as a judge. DECAâ€™s competitive events directly contribute to every student being college and career ready when they graduate from high school." www.deca.org
Below are some of the OJRHS projects being presented at DECA International:
Haverstick/Stoner…..Entrepreneurship Independent Business Plan…business plan for 50 and over gym in mainline area
Maggie Duffy …Business Merchandising Operations Research…worked with David’s Bridal to develop a strategic plan to improve employee engagement
DiBella…Business Services Operations Research…worked with Bella MedSpa to develop a strategic plan to improve employee engagement
Thomson….Business Services Operations Research…worked with Thomson Contracting to develop a strategic plan to improve employee engagement
Hoffman/Arias…Creative Marketing Research Project…researched and developed a promotion plan to improve the image of the natural gas industry in PA
Sager/Reisenwitz…Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan…developed a promotion plan for Netflix
Wood/Fitch…Advertising Campaign Event…developed a promotion plan for the Animal Rescue League
LaGreca…Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research…worked with Bellewood Country Club to develop a strategic plan to improve employee engagement
Dahmer/Brigandi…Hospitality and Tourism Selling…developed a sales presentation to target millennials to a conference destination
Brady…Entrepreneurship Franchise Business Plan…developed a business plan to open a Cruise Planners franchise business
Dan Duffy…Entrepreneurship Franchise Business Plan…developed a business plan to open a Bricks 4 Kids franchise business
Unable to attend ICDC due to conflicts…
Kerlin…Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan…developed a fashion merchandising promotion plan for Lilly Pulitzer
McGee…Entrepreneurship Start Up Business Plan…developed a proposal to start a flower shop near Ludwig’s Corner.
OJRHS also had other students attending DECA International who worded to solve case study scenarios in a variety of business careers.