10 Reasons Why You Should Be in Anaheim This April

The spring semester has started up, and that means that the biggest and best Collegiate DECA conference of the year is just around the corner!

This year’s Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference is April 19-22, 2017 and will be held in beautiful Anaheim, Calif.

With gorgeous beaches, awesome restaurants, beautiful scenery and Disneyland, it’s no surprise that every Collegiate DECA member wants a ticket to #CDECAICDC this spring.

Still need some convening? Here are 10 reasons why you should be in Anaheim this April:

1. Compete with members from all over the world.

Over 1,500 Collegiate DECA members will be in Anaheim this spring competing for one goal: international glory!

Not a bad weekend. #bestintheworld #decaindc

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2. Have a chance of winning cash prizes and being offered jobs/internships.

Who doesn’t love free money? At #CDECAICDC competitive event winners could earn money from sponsors, or you could meet and network with potential employers and National Advisory Board partners looking for members like you.

3. Network with top business leaders and other Collegiate members.

Business leaders from all sorts of companies will be in Anaheim, ready to meet you and answer any questions you have about the real world. Plus, you can always network with the other Collegiate DECA members you’ll meet and create connections to last a lifetime.

4. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy…oh my!

With us being in Anaheim, we are just down the road from everyone’s favorite characters at Disneyland! Be sure to visit the most magical place on Earth during your conference free time.

5. Catch some local eats with fish tacos and unique food trucks.

Anaheim is known for great food, and even greater food trucks! Be sure to step outside of your comfort zone and try something you’ve never had before.

6. Go catch a Dodgers or Angels game.

“Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks…”  Let me know if you catch a game, I would love to come with. This is a great bonding activity with your chapter members, or a way to meet new members from other chapters as well.

7. Learn from many different workshops.

One of the best parts of #CDECAICDC are the Professional Development Academies members get to attend. Hear from industry professionals on how to break into the career fields that interest you the most, and be sure to network with your speakers after his or her session!

8. Stick your toes in the Pacific Ocean.

For all you East Coast members, the better ocean is on the West Coast! Make sure to make time for the beach while you’re in Anaheim.

9. Discover a world of wizards at Universal Studios!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is now open at Universal Studios Hollywood, so be sure to grab a Butterbeer and enjoy all the theme park has to offer.

To say that I’m not having the time of my life is an understatement! #DECA #SoCalSoDeca @ellenkeim @emilyhonl

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10. Hang out with your favorite executive officer.

Well it may not just be me, but all of the team is excited to see you and we can’t wait to make this years #CDECAICDC the best yet!

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