On 21 April, junior Jacob Ribotsky journeyed to Atlanta, Georgia to compete in the 2018 DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC). DECA, a student-centered club prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Only approximately 18,000 (of the near one million DECA members around the world), qualify to attend this conference.
Jacob qualified the National Conference through his performance at New York State’s DECA competition in early March. At the NYS Competition, Jacob placed in the top 5 of participants in the Entrepreneurial series. This specific series consists of all participants taking a written exam, one that tests overall business literacy and small business management, while also having to partake in two “role plays,” where a participant must take the role of an entrepreneur. Jacob earned a third-place finish at States.
The first Wheatley student to attend this conference, Jacob performed quite well at the 2018 National ICDC Conference! Congratulations!