Volunteer judges sought for upcoming career development conference

Posted February 13, 2020

DECA Judging

If you work in marketing, finance, hospitality or management, Kansas State University could use your career expertise! 

This spring, K-State will host the Kansas DECA state career development conference. DECA is seeking volunteers from a wide variety of fields to help judge the competition March 2, from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the K-State Student Union. About 750 students attend this competition each year from across the state of Kansas.

DECA — which originally stood for Distributive Education Clubs of America — is an organization for high school students that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. There also is a collegiate division.

Volunteer judges will listen to presentations from students and will use a prepared evaluation sheet to rate the student’s knowledge and performance. Some of the presentations will involve roleplay, where the students review a situation just minutes before meeting you. Other presentations are prepared in advance back at their high school.

To register as a judge, please complete the online form by Feb 17. 

For more information, check out the Kansas DECA website: www.KansasDECA.org