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DECA Idea Challenge 2019 Winning Teams Announced

DECA Inc. is excited to announce this year’s DECA Idea Challenge global winners! A premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the DECA Idea Challenge dared elementary through university students to generate a new use for shoelaces in merely a week!…

Six Ways to Celebrate #CTEMonth

Each February, students, educators and administrators raise awareness of career and technical education (CTE) by celebrating Career and Technical Education Month® . So how can you celebrate CTE Month and show support for DECA and your school’s program? These are the…

Frank Peterson Named DECA Inc. Executive Director

The DECA Inc. Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Frank Peterson has been named Executive Director of DECA Inc. after a nation-wide search led by the DECA Inc. Board of Directors. Peterson brings nearly 15 years of experience…

Collegiate DECA Recognition Awards Now Available

As the second half of the school year begins, it’s time to reflect on the effort your chapter has put into service projects, fundraising, recruiting and organizing in the past months. Recognize your chapter’s exceptional members and achievements by nominating…

Why You Should Consider Collegiate DECA Executive Office

“Every time we think we’ve measured our capacity to reach a challenge, we look up and we’re reminded that the capacity may well be limitless.” -President Bartlett, The West Wing.  As we begin another year of executive officer applications, it…

DECA Executive Officer Candidate Packet Now Available

The 2020-2021 DECA Executive Officer Candidate Packet is now available. As our primary student brand ambassadors, DECA executive officers represent more than 220,000 student members to a variety of key stakeholders, including fellow members, advisors, education administrators, business partners, public…

Collegiate DECA Stock Market Game Session 1 Winners Announced

An acclaimed program from the SIFMA Foundation, the Collegiate DECA Stock Market Game™ is an online simulation that challenges teams with building and managing a $100,000 virtual investment portfolio of stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Over 40 teams of participants managed…

Top 10 Collegiate DECA Moments to Look Forward To in 2020

The end of the year signals many things - the holiday season, finals week and a well-deserved winter break for students across the globe. For Collegiate DECA members, however, the end of 2019 means the beginning of the competitive season,…

Collegiate Executive Office: Top Reasons to Run

After years of being a DECA member at the collegiate and high school levels, I finally found the perfect answer for those contemplating running for an International Executive Officer position. Do it. I remember my first year in DECA; looking…

Announcing DECA Conferences in 2020 and Beyond

DECA has a full lineup of educational conferences for its members and advisors coming in 2020 and beyond. Check out conference dates and locations, and be sure to mark your calendars now so you’ll never miss an amazing experience. Emerging…

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…

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).…

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…

DECA Direct Magazine: The Entrepreneurship Issue is Available Now

The November-December 2019 issue of DECA Direct is here! The Entrepreneurship Issue features tips, resources and how-to guides to help kickstart your next entrepreneurial endeavor. Check out the entire issue online now:  Features in this issue include: Are You…

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…

The 2019 DECA Idea Challenge Item Is Revealed!

  DECA Inc. and Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) are excited to launch the eighth year of the DECA Idea Challenge. A premier event of GEW, the DECA Idea Challenge dares elementary through college students around the globe to find an…

Are You Ready for the DECA Idea Challenge?

DECA is excited to announce another year of the DECA Idea Challenge, a fast-paced experiential learning exercise that dares students of all ages to find an innovative use for a commonplace item in mere days! Once revealed, students must generate a…

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