DECA ICDC

How to Get the Most Out of DECA ICDC

Every year thousands of students from across the country compete for a coveted spot at DECA’s International Career Development Conference. Four days of competition, networking and an experience that will transform a high school student into a young adult ready to take on college and their future career with veracity. How does one even prepare for such an event and how can you be sure to get the most out of a whirlwind event like ICDC?

2019 J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation Scholarship Winners

DECA is pleased to announce the 2019 J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation Scholarship winners. These DECA members will receive a travel scholarship to the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida. These students will be competing in…

Blue Man Group to perform at #DECAICDC 2019

DECA Inc. is pleased to announce the Grand Opening Session of the 2019 DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Fla., will include a special performance by Blue Man Group.

DECA News

Your Competitive Advantage

Your competitive advantage is your involvement in DECA! If I meet a candidate who has been involved in DECA, and, even better, took a leadership role in their chapter or competed at the State or International level, I feel confident that this is a person I want to get to know.

Blue Man Group to perform at #DECAICDC 2019

DECA Inc. is pleased to announce the Grand Opening Session of the 2019 DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Fla., will include a special performance by Blue Man Group.

DECA Announces 2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients

DECA is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 scholarship recipients. Each year, DECA and its corporate partners award over $300,000 in scholarships to DECA members. Recipients who will be present at the 2019 International Career Development Conference will be recognized on stage.

Ben Nemtin to Keynote #DECAICDC 2019

DECA is pleased to announce Ben Nemtin as the keynote speaker at the Grand Opening Session of the 2019 DECA International Career Development Conference. Ben is the creator, executive producer and cast member of the MTV series, “The Buried Life,” which aired in over 80 countries and is MTV's highest rated show ever on iTunes.

Chapter Resources

Let’s Unify Your Chapter!

When it comes to DECA, almost 99% of your teamwork comes from within your own chapter. Furthermore, teamwork within your DECA chapter makes your time in DECA more enjoyable as well. As a result, your chapter becomes your in-school family, which excites you and pushes you to work hard in DECA.

Discover Opportunities for School-based Enterprises (SBE) Certification!

Does your DECA chapter run a thriving business? Consider applying for DECA School-based Enterprise (SBE) Certification. This program provides international recognition for outstanding DECA student members and chapters for their management and operation of food or retail enterprises within their…

Compete

5 Hacks to Calm Competition Day Nerves

Every year as we move closer towards competition season, many of us tend to get nervous. We spend hours decorating our posters, practice role plays deep into the night, and dissect DECA Direct articles in order to perform our best. Here are the only 5 tips you need to be completely prepared to dominate your state competition.

DECA Idea Challenge 2018 Global Winning Teams Announced

A premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the DECA Idea Challenge dared elementary through university students to generate a new use for paper clips in merely a week! In addition to reinventing the item, teams were to create a video pitch of their new product.

COLLEGE & CAREER ADVICE

How to Answer Interview Questions and Incorporate DECA Experience

Interviewing can be downright intimidating, especially when you don’t have a lot of experience with it. But the truth is, interviews are simply about selling yourself. Luckily, your DECA activities can be a real asset. Read on for 3 ways to tap into your DECA experience and make it your best interview yet.

What Top Entrepreneurial Students Do After High School Competitions

Meet teens who won top prizes in the competitive Diamond Challenge competition for high school business and social innovations. Name: Shobha Dasari  High School Grad Year: 2019 Diamond Challenge Competition Year & Placement:  2018 Business Innovation Semifinalist Grew up in:…

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