Hayley Pettey | DECA Inc. Staff

Mark Your Calendars for the 2018-2019 Virtual Business Challenge

DECA’s Virtual Business Challenge (VBC) is a collection of free, game-like simulations that foster development of career skills in the areas of business, marketing and personal finance. Each simulation challenges students to control their own virtual business, managing tasks such as market research, pricing, financial reporting and more. In partnership with Knowledge Matters, seven unique tracks are available to engage a variety of minds:

FIDM Announces the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Challenge

The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) is back with a re-vamped challenge for high school DECA members: the FIDM Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Challenge. As the global market continues to evolve, entrepreneurial thinking skills, such as innovation and problem-solving, are becoming even more vital to success. This competition is an exciting opportunity for students to channel their inner entrepreneur by generating a new clothing, beauty, home, health, food or entertainment concept and showcasing their prototype in a brief YouTube presentation.  

DECA Presents: AMPED in North Miami

DECA Inc. is thrilled to bring advisors together to improve their teaching and chapter strategy at AMPED! Sponsored and hosted by Johnson & Wales University, the four-day professional learning experience will be packed with networking, workshops and applied learning. View the 2018 DECA AMPED program to see how this year’s Professional Learning Series theme, “This Is How We Do DECA,”…

Competitive Events Transcripts from 2018 Collegiate DECA ICDC Now Available

DECA is pleased to provide (at no cost) transcripts for students who competed in an Individual Case Study, Team Case Study, or Prepared Business Presentation competitive event at the Collegiate DECA 2018 International Career Development Conference (ICDC).   The competitive event transcript reports student performance on each element of the competitive event. For example, a transcript for a student competing…

Nine DECA Students Receive Over $1 Million in Army ROTC Scholarships at 2018 DECA ICDC

Were you at DECA ICDC in Atlanta, Ga. in April? If so, you probably saw the U.S. Army at a variety of DECA events, including the warm-up session before the 5K run/walk, during the Executive Mentor Session, or you might have participated in the push up and pull up fitness challenge in the exhibit hall. But most importantly, you probably…

4 Ways to Stay Involved with DECA All Summer Long

Grace Agnew | Chatham Charter DECA

One of the hardest things about summer is getting back into the school year in the fall. Next thing you know, it’s time for local competitions! Here are a few tips to stay involved with DECA all summer so that when the time comes, you are #ReadyForIt.   Have a DECA buddy I’ve found one of my biggest struggles in…

Two Hospitality Certificates Available to Collegiate Members

In partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), DECA is pleased to offer Collegiate DECA members two opportunities to boost their resume: The Certified Guest Service Professionals (CGSP®) certification The Certified Hospitality Supervisor (CHS®) certification AHLEI strongly supports the certification of hospitality professionals in all facets of the industry. The CGSP® certification recipients are recognized for their know-how…

Five Ways to be #ReadyForIt Next Year

Alexandra Miller | Upper Merion DECA

The school year is quickly coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean DECA has to! While you’re relaxing over the summer, you can start to prepare yourself for an academically organized, productive, and all-around awesome year. Here are the top 5 ways that you can make sure you’ll be #ReadyForIt next year.

Five DECA Members Named 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars

On May 8, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields. DECA is proud to announce that five DECA members were selected to receive this honor. “I want to congratulate this year’s class of Presidential Scholars…

Ready For It: 2018-2019 Calendar

Are you ready for it?  Download the latest high school DECA calendar for the 2018-2019 school year! Download calendar here. It has key dates, including conferences and deadlines, and will continue to be updated as additional dates are confirmed. The official calendar will be published in the DECA Guide and posted online in July. Take this opportunity to put the future conference dates on your…

Virtual Business Challenge Offers Real-World Business Simulation at #DECAICDC

Addison Dorris | Portland High School DECA

DECA Members at ICDC competed in the Virtual Business Challenge. The competition, created by Knowledge Matters, combines technology with business knowledge to create an authentic business situation for students.

Leadership Recognition Reception Honors Top DECA Leaders, Advisors, Chapters and Associations

DECA’s annual Leadership Recognition Reception at the International Career Development Conference highlights DECA leaders who have demonstrated exceptional numbers in their DECA chapter and association membership in the past school year, as well as advisors and chartered association advisors who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to DECA Inc.

Special Guest Appearance at 2018 DECA ICDC Grand Awards

DECA’s Grand Awards Session featured a special surprise guest on Tuesday evening. Optimus Prime took the stage to introduce Universal’s new marketing program. The 2019 DECA ICDC will be held in Orlando.