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Hey, I'm Austin, and I'm currently a freshman here at Butler! I'm an ENTJ, a travel junkie, and an entrepreneur. I'm an Alpha Kappa Psi brother & True Blue Mentor, as well as being a part of Entrepreneurship & Innovation club, the volunteer center, and a student production crew member at the brand new Schrott Center. I also am a part of the student-run business, the Butler Bed Buddy. I'm always looking for something to get involved with on campus as well. Go Dawgs!

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Posts Tagged “DECA”

Throwback (Friday) – DECA Edition

If you don’t know what DECA is, well, you definitely missed out! DECA, which is previously known as Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a club on both the high school and collegiate levels for anyone interested in any form of business, whether it be marketing, distribution, accounting, economics, and more! I was a part of it during my senior year of high school, and I really regret not being a part of it before then. In fact, I’ve considered getting a group of friends of mine to start a Collegiate DECA chapter on campus!

It was actually this week of last year that I was able to attend the annual DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Salt Lake City, Utah! The week I spent in Salt Lake City at ICDC getting to network with members from other DECA chapters all around the world was awesome- and I revisit pictures, and even met a few people while I was at ICDC who were incoming freshman to Butler, too! Small world, right? I’m writing this as a “throwback” post because I currently have friend’s at this year’s ICDC, which is actually hosted in Anaheim, California, which is right outside of LA. Needless to say, I’m INCREDIBLY jealous, but I’m glad I got to experience Salt Lake City & all that DECA ICDC had to offer. Who knows, maybe ICDC will come to Indianapolis one day?

Temple Square which is home to the founding Mormon Church!

A picture of one of the light poles that was put in at the great Salt Lake for the 2002 Winter Olympics!

My friend Mary and I on the subway in Salt Lake City. Mary was an exchange student at ICDC!

So close, yet so far

It’s Monday- the week just began, but it’s a short week! Fall break is on Thursday and Friday, and I’ve not been so excited for a break since I don’t even remember. It’s not that far away, but it feels like it! The reason why I’m so excited, even though it’s a short break, I’m actually flying to Washington D.C. to visit my best friend from high school who goes to Georgetown. We’re going to go to different places, including the National Zoo and a variety of other monuments. I’m incredibly excited!

I also love love LOVE flying, and cannot wait to be up in the air again! I flew for the first time this past April to Salt Lake City, Utah, to attend the DECA International Career Development Conference, or ICDC for short. That was one of my greatest experiences in high school by far, and I definitely recommend the organization as a whole itself.  And also Salt Lake City was BEAUTIFUL. Here’s a picture I took when we landed, and there was still snow on the mountains!

View from the Salt Lake City International Airport

All in all, it was a great experience. Happy Monday, and here’s to a great week!