Mattie Bradford is a four-year DECA member from sunny, southern Arizona. Serving as chapter president her junior year and as the Arizona DECA State Vice President her senior year, she has contributed to the organization she loves in many ways. Her diverse experience has allowed Mattie to gain a broad perspective on DECA’s programs and the motivation to devote herself to impacting the lives of every member. She loves people more than anything and values the relationships that have been created throughout her service to DECA. Mattie is pursuing a degree in hospitality to prepare her for a career as a flight attendant. She plans to continue her DECA journey into Collegiate DECA and her professional career. Outside of DECA, Mattie spends time volunteering in her community, contributing to the development of her family’s restaurant and spreading kindness wherever she goes.
Employee Appreciation Day Ideas for Your SBE
With Employee Appreciation Day approaching on March 5, 2021, there is no better time to commend the members who make your chapter’s School-based Enterprise possible! Keep reading for some creative ways to let them know their hard work is valued!
I <3 DECA (and Fundraising Too!)
As the season of love approaches, it is time to begin brainstorming creative ways to spread the DECA love! Continue reading to learn some fun ideas that will allow your members to feel the love this February while raising funds for your chapter!
Association Office: Is It Right for You?
Are you passionate about DECA and its members? Do you have what it takes to lead others? Then maybe you should consider running for an association office. Keep reading to find out whether or not this position is the right fit for you and what you can expect from it!
A Conversation with Marriott International
November is not only DECA Month, but also National Career Development Month. What better way to celebrate than to interview a longtime DECA partner, Marriott employee, and a member of DECA's National Advisory Board?
De-stress for Success
Life will always throw challenges your way, but the biggest challenges present opportunities for the greatest rewards. So, what’s the best way to manage stress? While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, here are some of the ways that work best for me.
Three Podcasts to Enrich Your Leadership and Life
Podcasts are a convenient way to learn more about becoming a better person and leader. Continue reading to discover three new podcasts to add to your collection that are guaranteed to provide insight on life, leadership and everything in between!
Five Tips to Take Your LinkedIn to the Next Level
Are you new to the LinkedIn life, or maybe you're a highly experienced user? Either way, you can never know too many tips and tricks to guide you along the way. Read on for five tips that will help you make the most out of your experience and take your LinkedIn profile to the #NextLevel.