Why You Should Attend DECA Conferences

Every year, DECA offers its members the opportunity to do something life-changing. It is a one of a kind experience that happens only a few times a year… got any ideas? That’s right, it’s a DECA conference.

What is a DECA conference, you ask? Well, let me tell you.

DECA conferences are some of the greatest perks that come with being a DECA member. Check out these three reasons why I love attending:

  1. You learn tons of valuable information that can be applied to the business world in the future, as well as in your daily life now. Goal setting, leadership and professionalism are just some of the skills you'll gain at these conferences.
  2. You network with other DECA members and business leaders. The relationships you make at these conferences can lead to long-lasting friendships and job opportunities.
  3. You have an opportunity to explore the city! Many DECA conferences include city tours, basketball or football games or even staying in a five star hotel – attendees aren’t cooped up in a conference room or convention center all day long.

These conferences aren’t all about having fun and missing school. They are a great way to advance your college plans and future careers goals. If you aren’t sure what your future holds, DECA can help you learn about the many paths available for business students. There’s a DECA conference for just about any career or industry, including fashion, marketing, sports, entertainment and finance. I recommend attending them all to gain the most from DECA.

Experiences like these are all about making sure you know what to do in real life situations. They offer real world experiences that will help you succeed in the business environment. Bottom line, attending one of these conferences is an experience you will not regret.

So when the next conference sign up time comes around, will you sign up?

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