Your competitive advantage is your involvement in DECA! If I meet a candidate who has been involved in DECA, and, even better, took a leadership role in their chapter or competed at the State or International level, I feel confident that this is a person I want to get to know.
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DECA is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 scholarship recipients. Each year, DECA and its corporate partners award over $300,000 in scholarships to DECA members. Recipients who will be present at the 2019 International Career Development Conference will be recognized on stage.
Interviewing can be downright intimidating, especially when you don’t have a lot of experience with it. But the truth is, interviews are simply about selling yourself. Luckily, your DECA activities can be a real asset. Read on for 3 ways to tap into your DECA experience and make it your best interview yet.
DECA members who qualified for the second-round review of their scholarship application(s) must log into their portal and upload their supporting documents by February 15.
For the fifth year in a row, I will be hosting a Super Bowl commercial viewing party during each of my marketing periods. This year, on the day after the Super Bowl (Monday, February 4th), I hope you will join DECA chapters and business classes across the country in watching and critiquing the latest batch of Super Bowl commercials.
With the January 18, 2019 due date quickly approaching, now is the perfect to start or finish your DECA scholarship application. Each year, DECA receives thousands of applications from its members. Here’s four easy steps to make sure yours gets noticed.
Meet teens who won top prizes in the competitive Diamond Challenge competition for high school business and social innovations. Name: Shobha Dasari High School Grad Year: 2019 Diamond Challenge Competition Year & Placement: 2018 Business Innovation Semifinalist Grew up in:…
With more than 100 scholarships awarded each year, tell your students about DECA’s program and encourage them to apply today. Applications must be submitted through the online portal by January 18, 2019.
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” This saying has been around for many years. Now, living in a social networking world, this saying is truer than ever. Instagram is a platform of telling stories through pictures, so ask yourself, “What story am I telling others?”
The group of four Virginia DECA members had made their pitch for a business they started, Grow Greenly LLC, at the 2018 IncubatorEdu National Pitch Competition on July 18th in Chicago, Illinois. The winning teams were about to be announced, and the only thing left to do was to wait.
Professor Dan Freeman, founding director of Horn Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware, shares reasons why you should care about getting an entrepreneurship education, from the perspective of employers.
Ever feel overwhelmed with school, assignments, DECA, sports, work, personal life? With so many moving parts of our daily lives, this is completely normal. Here are 6 ways to help you get everything done without feeling like you are a slave to your calendar.
DECA and its corporate partners provide over $300,000 in scholarships to DECA and Collegiate DECA members each year. To help you better understand DECA’s scholarship process, check out these frequently asked questions and get the answers you need to win a scholarship this year!
Today is #ReadABookDay, but books deserve more than just one day of love. In fact, if you want to be wealthy, successful, or just really smart, then you should read books. A lot of books. The average CEO reads four to five books per month, which is about one book per week. Whether you're looking to hone your skills for your Role Play or jumpstart your journey to a corner office, we've got the books for you!
An acclaimed program from the SIFMA Foundation, the Collegiate DECA Stock Market Game is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students in the world of economics, investing and personal finance. The competition challenges teams with building and managing a $100,000 investment portfolio of stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Participants manage all aspects of the portfolio including asset selection, buying and selling.
Thought I didn't get the job I sought out to get, I consider the experience a success.
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…
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…
Congratulations to the following chapters who will receive the Virtual Business Challenge – DECA Hotel Challenge Curriculum Grant provided by a grant from the J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation.
After three months of competition, Collegiate DECA congratulates the top teams who participated in Session 2 of the competition. Rankings are based on percentage growth against the S&P 500, not equity (learn more about the S&P 500 here).
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.
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.
We’re pleased to announce that our National Advisory Board Member, Hult International Business School, has recently been awarded EQUIS accreditation, officially achieving the coveted “triple crown” accreditation status.
Through my various leadership roles and conference experiences in DECA, I've developed both personally and professionally. I am proud of the success I've experienced and I hope that sharing these lessons learned will encourage or inspire other members to rise to their own potential.
You will have to market the one thing you know the most about: yourself!
Doors will open when you are courageous enough to walk through them.
Over the past five years, DECA had been throwing opportunities at me.
DECA member Rachel Lynch had the experience of a lifetime at NYFW with Joseph Abboud.