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Recognize Outstanding DECA Leaders with the Emerging Leader Award

The DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award recognizes its members studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management for being an academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leader through participation in DECA. If you know an exceptional DECA leader consider recognizing them…

Make an IMPACT in Your Chartered Association

DECA Chartered Association Officer Teams: It’s that time of the year again! Submissions for the 2019-2020 Impact Program are now being accepted. Will it be your chartered association that wins one of the greatest impact awards this year? Or is…

Look Back on Collegiate DECA ENGAGE in Chicago

Nearly 300 Collegiate DECA members from 17 associations attended the 2019 ENGAGE Conference in Chicago, IL on November 21-23, 2019. The weekend included three days of non-stop networking, powerful speakers, career exploration, competition and captivating EduTours. One highlight of the…

Chapter Resources

The Best of SBE Week 2019

This year's #DECASBEWeek took place on Monday, September 30 - Friday, October 4, 2019, and DECA chapters across the world took to social media to shine a spotlight on their school-based enterprises. With thousands of posts shared, we hope you…

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Virtual Business Challenge Round Two Launches on January 7, 2019

Participants in the DECA Virtual Business Challenge (VBC) operate a web-based business simulation utilizing a competition version of the Virtual Business software. The VBC qualifying rounds are conducted via the internet, where participants post-competition scores for chartered association, regional and…

You Do You: Choose Your Competitive Event

Do you aspire to attain some #DECAGlass this year in DECA’s Competitive Events Program this year? Set yourself up for success in DECA’s competitive events by using a two-fold method: first, find a career area that you have immense interest…

Take a Look: DECA's New Project Management Events

The Project Management Events require participants to use project management skills to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control and close a project. Participants in the Project Management Events will: Identify a problem Develop a project management plan related to the…

COLLEGE & CAREER ADVICE

Attention DECA Members: Need Help Paying for College?

Are you stressed out about affording college? There is an answer... The DECA scholarship program provides over $300,000 in scholarships each year. Many corporate partners of DECA provide funding for the awards presented at the International Career Development Conference (ICDC).…

Get LinkedIn to Business

Imagine how cool it would be to have direct contact with business professionals in the industry of your interest. Well, no need to imagine anymore! There’s a platform with over 645 million people on it called LinkedIn. I’m sure you’ve…

Listen and Learn: 3 Podcasts for Emerging Entrepreneurs

If you are an emerging entrepreneur, then you already know that seeking out new skills and strategies is essential to turn your ideas into reality. But between school, homework and extracurricular activities, finding time to read the right books and…

Earn Your Share of $300,000 in Scholarships

Each year DECA awards over $300,000 in scholarships to deserving high school and college members thanks to the generous support of our National Advisory Board members and corporate partners. Many of these scholarships are offered exclusively to DECA members to…

Conference Highlights

An Experience To Remember

Through a generous contribution from AT&T, 27 DECA members from four schools were able to attend The Ultimate DECA Power Trip conference in November. The following is a reflection from one of the attendees. I was shocked to be selected…

The Ultimate #DECACRLC Packing List

With the Central Region Leadership Conference approaching rapidly, here are some essential items beyond your usual list that you’ll need to brave the cold and champion the conference! 1. Winter Gear With daily high temperatures looking to be around 25…

Top 6 Ways to Prepare for #DECACRLC

Attention Central Region! On December 6-8, 2019, get ready for the Central Region Leadership Conference (CRLC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During #DECACRLC, you’ll be surrounded by 1,700 DECA members for three days while you explore Minneapolis, prepare for competition, hear from…

Look Back on Collegiate DECA ENGAGE in Chicago

Nearly 300 Collegiate DECA members from 17 associations attended the 2019 ENGAGE Conference in Chicago, IL on November 21-23, 2019. The weekend included three days of non-stop networking, powerful speakers, career exploration, competition and captivating EduTours. One highlight of the…

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