Business Students Take Top Honors at DEX Competition

Published: March 03, 2010 | Read Time: 1 minutes

Southern Utah University’s Delta Epsilon Chi Club (DEX) collected nine awards at the State Delta Epsilon Chi Career Development Event where students competed in a variety of events to test their knowledge in sales, marketing, retail management, advertising and finance.

The events included taking written tests and preparing individual presentations in 30 minutes to solve industry specific problems. These competitions are designed to help students apply the information they have been learning in class in more realistic settings where deadlines and quick thinking factor into the decision-making process.

“It really puts our overall business knowledge to the test while we work to solve real world problems,” said first-place winner Beth Bosshardt, a senior business management major at who was recognized with an individual first place finish in the Restaurant and Food Service competition as well as with the top team finish in the International Marketing group along with her partner Nate Holt, a senior management major at SUU.

Other SUU DEX students who earned first place recognition include senior marketing management major Megan Campbell for her performance in Fashion Merchandising; junior finance major Kim Smedley for her performance in Travel and Tourism Merchandising; and Jennifer Hunter for Human Resources.

Other award winners from SUU included: Lisa Iler, a marketing major who earned her SUU degree in December of 2009; senior marketing major Desirae Holdaway; and junior biology major Jade Askeroth.

Students will continue to refine their presentation skills as they prepare to travel to the national DEX competition April 17-20 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The DEX program engages students from a variety of educational disciplines, while maintaining a strong focus on business-related areas such as marketing, management and entrepreneurship.

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