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Jump-Start Your Career Today

January 1, 2022

The demand for rental housing is growing across the United States, and with that, the need for talented, hardworking and creative people to help build strong communities. Jump-start your residential property management career today.

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10 Business Trends to Watch for in 2022

December 15, 2021

The past year has gone by in the blink of an eye and 2022 will be here before we know it. That means it's time to brush up on the latest business trends to incorporate into your next DECA role-play or prepared event.

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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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How to Build a Resume That Will Land Your Dream Internship

November 3, 2021

Constructing a resume that highlights your strengths to make you stand out as the best candidate may seem challenging. Here are a few tips to make the resume-building process easier.

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Gain Career Experience with Job Shadowing Opportunities

November 2, 2021

Setting up job shadows for your chapter’s members will provide them with priceless opportunities to increase professional development, gain insight on future career options, increase familiarity with the industry of their competitive event and maximize their momentum!

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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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Gain Insight on the Latest Teen Consumer Trends

September 9, 2021

Piper Sandler partnered with DECA to publish a consumer pulse survey for the Fall 2021 back-to-school season. Check out the key findings and full results.

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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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Why Cross-cultural Fluency Is Among Today’s Most Sought-after Workplace Skills

December 1, 2022

As Head of Career Services at the international hospitality school Les Roches, Stephanie Ruiz has conversations every day with potential employers for Les Roches students. She explains why these employers now place cross-cultural fluency among their most in-demand skills.

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Turn Your Business Idea Into a Reality

November 14, 2022

So, you’ve got an idea for a business. What next? Whether you want to start a technology company or a restaurant, there are 5 practical steps you can take to bring your idea to life and figure out the next steps.

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Building Deep Customer Empathy to Solve Any Problem

November 14, 2022

Deep Customer Empathy creates shared understanding, insights and motivation to improve the lives of our customers. How do we gain this empathy? By observing people, their behaviors, patterns and environment first-hand, with a keen eye to their pain points and barriers to achieving their goal. 

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Opportunities that Arose from the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 14, 2022

Out of the box, creative thinking arose because of COVID. For the live events industry and specifically for EDGE, it meant shifting to remote filming kits and establishing health and safety protocols. It strengthened our client relationships and our team’s cohesiveness.

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4 Videos to Help Discover What Kind of Work You Want to Do

November 7, 2022

Need help deciding on a potential career path or college major? Check out these helpful videos with concrete steps and reflection questions to help you discover what kind of work you want to do.

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You Nailed the Final Interview... Now What?

November 1, 2022

You’ve received a job offer and now it’s time to discuss salary. Don’t skip the important step of negotiating for your best compensation package or you may be getting paid less than you’re worth!

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Selling You: How to Maximize Your Bargaining Power in Job Salary Negotiations

October 31, 2022

Getting the most out of salary negotiations can be daunting when you’re new to the working world. While salaries across the country vary from region to region, there are some general tactics everyone can keep in mind to bring their best to the negotiating table.

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From a Handshake to a Helping Hand: Connecting with Community Professionals

October 26, 2022

Stepping into a conversation with a professional can be intimidating, but with five key steps, you can create a connection that goes from an introductory handshake to a long-term career helping hand.

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Spotlight on Customer Service

October 17, 2022

What is customer service and why does it matter to your future career? Experts from Chick-fil-A, Men's Wearhouse, Publix and Walgreens share their thoughts.

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Accelerate Your Future Retail Career

September 22, 2022

Starting this week through early November, the NRF Foundation is offering a free virtual event series designed to help students find their next job opportunity, enhance their knowledge of the retail industry and expand their professional networks.

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From Service Clerk to District Manager, the Walgreens Way

May 1, 2022

It was supposed to be a typical day in the life of then-teenager Mario Figueroa, a Walgreens district manager in the Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove, IL.

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Residential Property Management: Success Starts Here

March 1, 2022

With a career in the residential property management industry, you’ll get to learn on the job, earn bonuses, work your way up, receive training, and enjoy benefits such as consistent hours, health insurance, rent discounts, and more!