February 7, 2012

State President Interviewed on Facebook IPO


Philadelphia, PA—California DECA State President Shruti Thundiyil was recently interviewed about her take on the much-buzzed Facebook initial public offering (IPO). Seeking to get a fresh high school student perspective, the editors of Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) sought to connect with high school leaders to see if they are watching the business side of Facebook and what they see this meaning for the company, its customers, and the end product. KWHS is a program through the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. You can view the article here.
With California being home to many leading technology companies, Thundiyil, a senior at Foothill High School in Pleasanton, was able to bring a unique and fresh perspective. Knowledge@Wharton is a new partner to California DECA as it brings its Global Leaders Network to the members of the state association. More information on DECA’s partnership can be found here.
Thundiyil’s interview is just one of several impressive articles featuring California DECA state presidents the last three years. The previous two state presidnets have been interviewed by the likes of the Wall Street Journal and ABC News for their impressive entrepreneurship endeavors. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe, including over 70 schools in California and nearly 3,500 members.

Knowledge@Wharton is the online business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The Wharton School is known as one of the best business schools in the nation and they seek to capture the knowledge generated in the school and share it with the external global business community. The mission of KWHS is to promote global financial literacy, entrepreneurship and leadership among high school students and educators by providing free innovative educational content.

About California DECA
California DECA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Career and Technical Student Organization, endorsed by the California Department of Education. With over 4,500 members in 59 schools throughout California, California DECA works to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in four fields of business: marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. For more information about California DECA, visit


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