Week 1
>
On Demand
>
Finding the Right Fit
College

Finding the Right Fit

39
MIN

Discover the tools you need to choose the college or university that will best meet your needs, interests and abilities.

ET
Presented By:
Richard Sunday
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Tom Gauthier
Johnson & Wales University
Alaine Coschi
McMaster University, Faculty of Engineering
Ondria Penley
SKEMA Business School
Hawley Smyth
Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Business
Anand Sharma
Massachsuetts DECA

Session Information

Classroom
Connections

Career Cluster:
Business Admin Core
Instructional Area(s):
Professional Development
Performance Indicators

This classroom connection will provide instructional resources to introduce the following National Curriculum Standards.

Identify tentative occupational interest
Assess personal interests and skills needed for success in business
Assess personal behavior and values
Evaluate quality and source of information
Make decisions

DECA
‍‍Connections

If this presentation was of interest to you, look into these additional DECA programs.

DECA Scholarship Program
DECA’s College and University Partners

Career
COnnections

If this presentation was of interest to you, explore these careers.

No items found.
ABOUT THE

PRESENTERS

Richard Sunday
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

One of New York City’s premier public institutions, FIT is an internationally recognized college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business. We’re known for our rigorous, unique, and adaptable academic programming, experiential learning opportunities, academic and industry partnerships, and commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Tom Gauthier
Johnson & Wales University

Johnson & Wales University enrolls more than 12,000 students at its two campuses in Providence, Rhode Island and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers 80+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs university wide in arts and sciences, business, engineering, design, food innovation & technology, hospitality, nutrition, as well as health and wellness. As a current member of DECA, you could be eligible for a JWU NSO scholarship up to full tuition.

Alaine Coschi
McMaster University, Faculty of Engineering

Located in Hamilton, Canada, McMaster University is one of only four Canadian universities ranked among the top 70 in the world by the major global ranking systems. As the home to over 70 research institutes and more than 31,000 students, we pride ourselves as a hub for innovation, discovery, and growth. At McMaster University’s top-ranked Faculty of Engineering, we are redefining engineering education by putting students at the centre of their education. We offer more than a best-in-class degree – we offer experiences that help create global-ready, socially-aware citizens through project-based classes, flexible co-op work terms, research opportunities, and dozens of clubs and teams. The Faculty of Engineering offers four Level 1 programs: Bachelor of Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, and Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences. Explore more information about these programs, apply for over $1,000,000 in available entrance scholarships (including DECA awards!), and find out why top DECA alumni choose McMaster Engineering by visiting eng.mcmaster.ca/future.

Ondria Penley
SKEMA Business School

SKEMA Business School is dedicated to building the next generation of global leaders through an examination of the economic, political, and social influences that drive the heart of global business. With our undergraduate degree in International Business, you will gain the necessary skill sets to compete in a multi-cultural, multi-national workforce. In addition, our double degree partnership with North Carolina State University will allow you to earn a degree from NSCU in the areas of entrepreneurship, marketing, and corporate finance. We invite you to join our one of a kind program as you pursue your future as a global leader.

Hawley Smyth
Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Business

You will find success where business meets creativity. And you will find it at the VCU School of Business. Now more than ever, we are seeing the impact creativity has on staying agile in this ever-changing global climate: At the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business, creativity ignites the collaborative energy between students, faculty and professionals. VCU Business students are uniquely positioned at the heart of a creative community, in a city (Richmond, VA) rich with entrepreneurial startups and businesses that span international borders. We are committed to providing students with opportunities — virtually and in-person — to form the meaningful connections that are integral to a positive college experience. Want to learn more and virtually meet with a current business student? Email us at ugbrecruit@vcu.edu - we'd love to connect!

Anand Sharma
Massachsuetts DECA

Anand Sharma is a senior from Nashoba Regional High School, a four-year DECA member and member of the Massachusetts DECA State Action Team 62. His DECA journey began freshman year when he had just moved from North Carolina and decided to take a business class without knowing that business will one day be the field he wants to pursue later in life. Like many, he joined DECA not knowing what it was or what it entailed. As a freshman who had recently moved, he was stuck in an almost “anti-social bubble.” DECA allowed him to open up and network with amazing people. This elevated his passion for DECA and made him grow a love for the business industry. By the end of sophomore year and his second year of DECA, he was ready to serve on the officer committee and then ran and sought state office to give back to the organization that has given me so much.