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How to Maximize Your SummerJob or Internship Experience

June 10, 2021

From bagging groceries to working with your dream company, many students choose to use their free time during the summer to get a job. Using these tips, you’ll be able to maximize the experience you receive from holding such a position.

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Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset

March 24, 2021

What do you think Shark Tank’s Lori Greiner, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and Beats Electronics founder Dr. Dre have in common?

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7 Ways to Stand Out During an Internship

March 9, 2021

How do you ensure that you make your mark and become an intern that shines, even in a virtual world?

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Must-Have Mentors (and How to Find Them)

March 9, 2021

As a young professional, mentors are key for getting the guidance you need to grow in your career. But not all mentors are the same, and you’ll need more than one mentor type to get a well-rounded perspective on your career.

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Summer of Success

March 9, 2021

Check out our top tips to help you make the most of your summer job or internship and deliver a #NextLevel performance from day one!

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6 Tips to Take Your Networking Skills to the Next Level

March 9, 2021

LinkedIn profile? Check. Solid handshake? Check. You’ve got the basics down, but what else should you be doing to take your networking to the #NextLevel? Check out these networking tips known only to the pros and start building new connections!

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Tips from the Pros: Career Advice from Former DECA Executive Officers

March 9, 2021

We caught up with some of DECA's former Executive Officers and asked them to share their top piece of advice for DECA members to succeed in their future careers. Here’s what they had to say.

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10 of the Most Influential Businesswomen of 2020

March 1, 2021

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we explore the top 10 most influential businesswomen from 2020.

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Maximizing a Telethon Moment for Brand Awareness, Partner Activation and Cause Raising

February 25, 2021

MDA shares a special look at how a moment like the MDA Telethon can help lift up a brand, bolster fundraising and cause raising, and the importance that partners like DECA play in the success of MDA’s mission.

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Super Bowl Ads: Is It Worth It?

February 1, 2021

The stage is set, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs will square off in Super Bowl LV, hosted at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. But enough about the game already... It's time for the real excitement—the commercials!

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DECA Direct Magazine: Marketing Trends

January 12, 2021

The world of marketing is diverse and ever-changing. Keep up with the latest industry trends to stay at the top of your game, learn to market your chapter like a pro and get a behind-the-scenes look at careers in this exciting field.

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6 Things to Start Doing Now to Land Your Marketing "Dream Job"

January 12, 2021

Do you have your sights set on a dream job in marketing? Read on for some must-do and next level actions you can take to build your network, skills and brand and start making your dream job a reality.

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Explore Holiday Trends: Consumers Shop Sooner, Spend More

November 30, 2021

The National Retail Federation says this holiday season will have consumers shopping sooner and spending more – emphasizing the deep impact that retail has on the overall economy and highlighting the career opportunities in the industry.

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4 Essentials for Planning Your Future Career

November 22, 2021

Regardless of what field you want to pursue a career in, there are four essential elements that need to be part of your plan.

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How to Craft a Stand-Out Cover Letter

November 22, 2021

A cover letter is an appetizer before the main course—your resume. Like any good appetizer, it gets you excited for what is coming next!

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How to Land a Dream Career in the Apartment Industry

November 22, 2021

Don't roll the dice when it comes to discovering a dynamic and rewarding career! Once considered a best-kept career secret, DECA has helped increase awareness and promote the apartment industry as one that offers a “career of choice”, not of chance.

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Dress for Success: Interviewing 101

November 10, 2021

Do your members know how to make a great first impression at a job interview? Use this presentation and guided narration from Men's Wearhouse in your classroom

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4 Tips to Help You Get Ready for Your Next Networking Event

November 5, 2021

DECA members know the importance of networking. It can be exciting and nerve-racking, but networking is an exciting opportunity to showcase your talents to recruiters. Here are four tips to help you get started.

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Improving the Employee Experience

October 15, 2021

This year's Business Operations Research topic focuses on ways to improve the employee experience. We visited with Intuit, Men's Wearhouse and Marriott International to learn how they are charting a course for the future of their workplace culture based on their experiences from the past year.

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Enhancing Your Professional Wardrobe

September 2, 2021

Are you ready for that next professional business meeting or job interview? Enhancing your professional wardrobe could be the key to you standing out among the others.

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15 Steps to Build Your Brand on LinkedIn

July 28, 2021

Not yet on LinkedIn? You should be! Follow these steps to create the perfect, attention-grabbing profile.

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Marketing, Communications, PR and Advertising: What's the Difference?

July 26, 2021

The terms marketing, communications, public relations and advertising are commonly confused. So, how are they similar and how are they different?

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How to Dominate with Color Psychology in Marketing

July 6, 2021

Color psychology is the study of how colors affect perceptions and behaviors in marketing and branding. If you have never heard of color psychology and how to best utilize it in marketing, read on!

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First Impressions in 7 Seconds

June 23, 2021

People often have a precise judgment of you in the first seven seconds after meeting you. Whether it's meeting a new classmate, a job interview or even interacting with your competitive event judge, find out how to make the most of your seven seconds!