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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!

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Advertising: Generating Ideas

January 15, 2022

Learn creative thinking skills through an ideation process. Explore simple, fun, creative thinking techniques designed that can be used to generate ideas for paintings, photography, films, animations, graphic design, sculptures, fabric design, fashion design, industrial design or any special creative interest.

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6 Steps to Create an Integrated Marketing Campaign

January 15, 2022

With so much competition in the marketplace, brands need to do everything they can to stand out to their customers. An integrated marketing campaign is not only effective, but it can boost brand awareness, build loyalty, and improve revenue. Here are six tips for creating an integrated marketing campaign.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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!

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How to Maximize Your Summer Job 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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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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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!