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Register Now for Round One of the Virtual Business Challenge

September 23, 2021

You won't want to miss the 20th annual DECA Virtual Business Challenge! DECA VBC is an official competitive event free to high school members. Participate and you could earn a trip to ICDC and a share of over $23,000 in scholarship money.

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Teach Your Students About the Stock Market

September 16, 2021

The Stock Market Game is the perfect tool to help your students build a fundamental understanding of investing while providing them with real-world skills practice.

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Leadership + Service = Measurable Change with the New Lead4Change DECA Challenge

September 15, 2021

In addition to qualifying for the overall Lead4Change Challenge, all DECA entries will be eligible for an additional award for their work.

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Unleash Your Creativity with the FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge

September 9, 2021

Demonstrate your entrepreneurial spirit by proposing a new product idea and you could qualify to attend DECA's ICDC.

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Produce the Next Big Cause Marketing Campaign with the NPCF Social Impact Leader of Tomorrow Challenge

September 7, 2021

Demonstrate your creativity by producing the next big cause marketing idea for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF).

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The DECA Stock Market Game Begins on September 13

August 31, 2021

DECA members are invited to participate in the DECA Stock Market Game which kicks off September 13, 2021.

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2021-2022 Competitive Events Update and Topics

April 22, 2021

Get a head start on the 2021-2022 competition season with DECA's competitive event draft topics for business operations research, professional selling, hospitality and tourism professional selling, and financial consulting.

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The Art of Storytelling

January 12, 2021

Whether we are competing, fundraising, socializing, serving or leading we are constantly telling a story—our DECA story. So, why not make your story the best it can be?!

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Stress to Success: How to Use "Good Stress" to Succeed in Competition

November 3, 2020

Stress is often perceived as a negative experience, but the right kind of stress can actually fuel your success in competition and beyond. Read on to learn about "good stress", how to distinguish it from the bad and ways you can harness it to take your competitive edge to the next level!

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Beginner’s Guide to the DECA Virtual Business Challenges

October 13, 2020

DECA’s VBC program offers eight tracks of competition—Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Hotel Management, Personal Finance, Restaurant, Retailing and Sports. This lesser-known competitive event series allows members to qualify for ICDC, compete for coveted DECA glass and earn a share of $23,000 in scholarship money.

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Beginner’s Guide to the DECA Stock Market Game

October 13, 2020

The Stock Market Game is an online simulation that helps students develop skills in economics, investing and personal finance. If you are curious about competing in this event, read on to find out more!

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2020-2021 District Event Instructional Areas Announced

October 5, 2020

Get ready for competition season! Each year DECA provides the primary instructional area(s) assessed in each of the district-level scenarios to help advisors and members prepare for district competitions more effectively.

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Session One of the Collegiate DECA Stock Market Game Begins on September 13

August 31, 2021

Collegiate DECA members are invited to participate in the DECA Stock Market Game which kicks off September 13, 2021.

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The Art of Storytelling

January 12, 2021

Whether we are competing, fundraising, socializing, serving or leading we are constantly telling a story—our DECA story. So, why not make your story the best it can be?!

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A Quick Guide to Collegiate DECA Competitive Events

December 4, 2020

So, you've decided to compete in Collegiate DECA. Now what? What competitive events exist? How do you choose? We'll tackle these questions so that you can become a #NextLevel competitor!

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Stress to Success: How to Use "Good Stress" to Succeed in Competition

November 3, 2020

Stress is often perceived as a negative experience, but the right kind of stress can actually fuel your success in competition and beyond. Read on to learn about "good stress", how to distinguish it from the bad and ways you can harness it to take your competitive edge to the next level!

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Beginner’s Guide to the DECA Stock Market Game

October 13, 2020

The Stock Market Game is an online simulation that helps students develop skills in economics, investing and personal finance. If you are curious about competing in this event, read on to find out more!

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Calming Competition Day Nerves

April 16, 2020

Already thinking ahead to your next DECA competition? Despite all the preparation in the world, it’s hard not to feel nervous when you step into the exam room or begin solving the case study! Here are some tips to enter your next competition with confidence.

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The Making of Collegiate DECA's Individual and Team Case Studies

April 6, 2020

The Individual and Team Case Studies involve real-world industry trends that present a challenge for competitors to solve. The case study scenarios are derived from input from National Advisory Board partners, industry associations and trade journals. Read on for an inside look at how they are created.

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Presentation Anxiety and How to Overcome It

March 26, 2020

You hear the words “presentation” and immediately your heart starts to race. We’ve all been there right? Most of us need a bit more training on calming those fears when presenting to a room of people. You are not alone in this fear and we are here to help ease the presentation anxiety.

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Sports and Entertainment Competition Tips from the Pros

March 17, 2020

DECA offers several sports and entertainment marketing competitive events for members to flex their skills. To help you prepare for your next competition, I gathered some insider knowledge from two previous SEM event competitors.

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Rock the DECA Exam

January 30, 2020

It’s competition season! While this can be a nerve-racking time, it is also an excellent opportunity to fine-tune your skills. I know one thing that I consistently struggled with when competing was the exam requirement for many events. Here's what I've learned.

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Collegiate DECA Finance Events: Everything You Need to Know

January 28, 2020

It’s the start of a new semester and for many, this time of year signals the beginning of competition season! If you’ve ever thought of competing in a finance event, read on for some helpful tips and tricks to ensure success!

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Four Things You Must Remember While Public Speaking

September 3, 2019

Did you know that 4 out of 5 people have a fear of public speaking? If you’re one of them, then keep reading because public speaking is such an important part of DECA.