Hayley Pettey | DECA Inc. Staff

Nine DECA Students Receive Over $1 Million in Army ROTC Scholarships at 2018 DECA ICDC

Were you at DECA ICDC in Atlanta, Ga. in April? If so, you probably saw the U.S. Army at a variety of DECA events, including the warm-up session before the 5K run/walk, during the Executive Mentor Session, or you might have participated in the push up and pull up fitness challenge in the exhibit hall. But most importantly, you probably…

4 Ways to Stay Involved with DECA All Summer Long

Grace Agnew | Chatham Charter DECA

One of the hardest things about summer is getting back into the school year in the fall. Next thing you know, it’s time for local competitions! Here are a few tips to stay involved with DECA all summer so that when the time comes, you are #ReadyForIt.   Have a DECA buddy I’ve found one of my biggest struggles in…

Two Hospitality Certificates Available to Collegiate Members

In partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), DECA is pleased to offer Collegiate DECA members two opportunities to boost their resume: The Certified Guest Service Professionals (CGSP®) certification The Certified Hospitality Supervisor (CHS®) certification AHLEI strongly supports the certification of hospitality professionals in all facets of the industry. The CGSP® certification recipients are recognized for their know-how…

Five Ways to be #ReadyForIt Next Year

Alexandra Miller | Upper Merion DECA

The school year is quickly coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean DECA has to! While you’re relaxing over the summer, you can start to prepare yourself for an academically organized, productive, and all-around awesome year. Here are the top 5 ways that you can make sure you’ll be #ReadyForIt next year.

Five DECA Members Named 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars

On May 8, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields. DECA is proud to announce that five DECA members were selected to receive this honor. “I want to congratulate this year’s class of Presidential Scholars…

Ready For It: 2018-2019 Calendar

Are you ready for it?  Download the latest high school DECA calendar for the 2018-2019 school year! Download calendar here. It has key dates, including conferences and deadlines, and will continue to be updated as additional dates are confirmed. The official calendar will be published in the DECA Guide and posted online in July. Take this opportunity to put the future conference dates on your…

Virtual Business Challenge Offers Real-World Business Simulation at #DECAICDC

Addison Dorris | Portland High School DECA

DECA Members at ICDC competed in the Virtual Business Challenge. The competition, created by Knowledge Matters, combines technology with business knowledge to create an authentic business situation for students.

Leadership Recognition Reception Honors Top DECA Leaders, Advisors, Chapters and Associations

DECA’s annual Leadership Recognition Reception at the International Career Development Conference highlights DECA leaders who have demonstrated exceptional numbers in their DECA chapter and association membership in the past school year, as well as advisors and chartered association advisors who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to DECA Inc.

Special Guest Appearance at 2018 DECA ICDC Grand Awards

DECA’s Grand Awards Session featured a special surprise guest on Tuesday evening. Optimus Prime took the stage to introduce Universal’s new marketing program. The 2019 DECA ICDC will be held in Orlando.

Highlights From #DECAICDC Opening Session

Suhas Yalamarti | Northampton DECA

When we think of ICDC some words that come to mind include: life-changing, inspiring, exciting, innovative, spectacular, chaotic (in a good way, of course), and surreal. The 2018 Atlanta ICDC Opening Sessions epitomized all of these descriptions. DECA had the privilege of being the first private group to utilize the state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Saturday’s event brought over 19,000 DECA members…