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Preparing for College
College

Preparing for College

65
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Join some of DECA’s partner colleges, universities and financial institutions as they share how to strategize your college search and selection process. They will help you learn how to stay organized, provide insights on how to prepare for college and help you realize the decision about where to apply involves both your head and your heart. 

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Presented By:
Melissa Couden
Berkeley College
Crystal DeLong
Citizens Bank
Cora Morrison
IE University
Leslie Keeler
Lawrence Technological University
Alex LeBlanc
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Susan Losapio
Southern New Hampshire University
Nick Burke
New Hampshire DECA Association Officer

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
Explain the nature of financial needs (e.g., college, retirement, wills, insurance, etc.)
Identify skills needed to enhance career progression
Develop project plan

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
Financial Literacy Project
Personal Financial Literacy
Virtual Business Challenge-Personal Finance

Career
COnnections

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

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ABOUT THE

PRESENTERS

Melissa Couden
Berkeley College

At Berkeley College, everything we do is focused on helping our students reach their full potential and preparing them for professional and personal success. We’re totally committed to providing close, personal attention and support through every step of your educational journey and beyond. Campuses are located in New York and New Jersey, plus Berkeley College Online®. Many students combine on-site and online classes to fit their schedules and lifestyles. Berkeley is made up of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the Division of General Education. The College offers Bachelor’s degrees, Associate’s degrees, Certificate programs, and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Management.

Crystal DeLong
Citizens Bank

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $179.2 billion in assets as of September 30, 2020. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions.

Cora Morrison
IE University

IE University is a top international university with campuses in Madrid and Segovia, Spain. All bachelor degrees are fully accredited and taught in English. Develop the international outlook needed to thrive in a global workplace at our highly diverse campus, with over 75% of our students from abroad, representing over 130 countries. You’ll also have the opportunity to study on exchange at one of our +160 partner institutions and intern at one of our prestigious partners worldwide Choose from programs in the areas of Business & Economy, Laws & International Relations, Technology, Laws & International Relations, and Social Sciences. Students compete in IE Competitions & Challenges for the chance to win a scholarship. For students in the 10th and 11th grades, we also offer pre-college activities such as a Summer Program and Junior Advisory Board.

Leslie Keeler
Lawrence Technological University

Dedicated to your success, Lawrence Technological University offers you a culture of innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship designed to prepare you to thrive in competitive, technological fields. Lawrence Tech is located in suburban Southfield, Michigan, in Oakland County, one of America’s most dynamic business and technology centers. Classes are small by design, and taught by faculty with current industry experience. LTU features 30 NAIA varsity and junior varsity athletics teams. More than 1000 students live on campus and there are many opportunities to get involved with over 60 student clubs and organizations. Lawrence Tech is ranked among the nation’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review. The Brookings Institution ranks LTU fifth among U.S. colleges and universities for boosting graduates’ earning potential. LTU can transform your passion into a unique ability to innovate through experiential learning and collaborative problem solving. Transform your possibilities into realities at LTU.

Alex LeBlanc
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited university, offering more than 100 academic degree programs in more than 40 majors across its locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Lacoste, France; and online via SCAD eLearning. 

Susan Losapio
Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University: SNHU provides unparalleled support and service to help students achieve their dreams and transform their lives and the lives of those around them. SNHU is proud to offer you an exceptional student experience with nationally recognized academic programs.

Nick Burke
New Hampshire DECA Association Officer