Our Alumni for the month of October - Former GCU Collegiate DECA President Avis Rojas! Find out about how Colligate DECA helped launch her career!
Collegiate DECA helped me grow in many aspects of my life, as a student, a leader, and a professional. I received a dual degree in Marketing and Sociology and competed always in Business Ethics and Marketing. Learning about the business industry and the areas I competed in helped me, understand why I had chosen my major, how the customer is always the most important asset to a company, and how to take care of it.
Now as a professional, I am in Sales and when I talk to customers, I always think back on what I learned in DECA, why I need to make sure I get to know my customer and give them the best product that fits their needs. Collegiate DECA became more than just an organization I was a part of, I was able to find a place where I felt like I belonged, and over time, the members became part of my family. I met my closest college friends though Collegiate DECA and I also grew as a leader. In the process of becoming a leader in my school chapter, I was able to find that I am a servant leader and I love working for people. I enjoy leading people to transform them and now I look back and see some of the freshman that are now juniors and are leading the chapter and to me it is so rewarding to see how much they have grown. Joining Collegiate DECA is one of the best decisions I made.