Still Not Sure About ENGAGE? These 3 Things Will Change Your Mind!

Well, it’s that time of year! As many of our chapters begin to ramp up recruitment and develop programming, members alike begin to think, “What’s next for us, between now and ICDC?”

Well don’t fear, because Collegiate DECA is excited to introduce ENGAGE, happening November 9-11, 2017, in New York City!

This three-day interactive conference is designed to expand your career prospects while helping you to develop a relationship with DECA’s National Advisory Board (NAB) partners.

Now, many of us at this point are eager to develop new members, and the prospect of planning a trip can seem daunting. Nevertheless, for those in doubt, here are a few reasons why you should come to ENGAGE.


For those eager to hop back on competitive events, ENGAGE is built around a series of case studies which follow a number of career tracks. You and a group of members will analyze a case study, then present your solutions to a panel of National Advisory Board members. At the end, the best teams will be honored and recognized by our NAB partners.

If you would like more information on the case study, click here.

Off-Site Experiences

While you’ll have plenty of time to explore NYC, you and your team will have the opportunity to gain insight into the inner workings of New York City’s top firms during our off-site visits. There, you will connect with industry leaders, and gain insightful information which can be applied to your case study.


The ENGAGE conference is centered around you, the member, developing relationships with our NAB partners. Throughout the conference, you will interact with industry leaders and corporate executives from our National Advisory Board. Many of our NAB members are eager to connect with the best and the brightest, and are willing to offer internships/career opportunities.  Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to connect with members from all over the world!

Now, while that only covered a part of the ENGAGE experience, take some time to go over the registration kit and check out the #CDECAENGAGE agenda, registration information and travel details.

Don’t forget, register by October 3, 2017, and receive one FREE registration for every 12 paid!

If you have more questions on any aspect of the ENGAGE conference, feel free to reach out any of your executive officers, or Jeff Collins at We are so excited for you to join us at #CDECAENGAGE!

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