DECA News

DECA Presents: AMPED in North Miami

DECA Inc. is thrilled to bring advisors together to improve their teaching and chapter strategy at AMPED! Sponsored and hosted by Johnson & Wales University, the four-day professional learning experience will be packed with networking, workshops and applied learning. View the 2018 DECA AMPED program to see how this year’s Professional Learning Series theme, “This Is How We Do DECA,”…

Nine DECA Students Receive Over $1 Million in Army ROTC Scholarships at 2018 DECA ICDC

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 have participated in the push up and pull up fitness challenge in the exhibit hall. But most importantly, you probably…

4 Ways to Stay Involved with DECA All Summer Long

Grace Agnew | Chatham Charter DECA

One of the hardest things about summer is getting back into the school year in the fall. Next thing you know, it’s time for local competitions! Here are a few tips to stay involved with DECA all summer so that when the time comes, you are #ReadyForIt.   Have a DECA buddy I’ve found one of my biggest struggles in…

Five DECA Members Named 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars

On May 8, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields. DECA is proud to announce that five DECA members were selected to receive this honor. “I want to congratulate this year’s class of Presidential Scholars…

Ready For It: 2018-2019 Calendar

Are you ready for it?  Download the latest high school DECA calendar for the 2018-2019 school year! Download calendar here. It has key dates, including conferences and deadlines, and will continue to be updated as additional dates are confirmed. The official calendar will be published in the DECA Guide and posted online in July. Take this opportunity to put the future conference dates on your…

Leadership Recognition Reception Honors Top DECA Leaders, Advisors, Chapters and Associations

DECA’s annual Leadership Recognition Reception at the International Career Development Conference highlights DECA leaders who have demonstrated exceptional numbers in their DECA chapter and association membership in the past school year, as well as advisors and chartered association advisors who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to DECA Inc.

Special Guest Appearance at 2018 DECA ICDC Grand Awards

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.

Highlights From #DECAICDC Opening Session

Suhas Yalamarti | Northampton DECA

When we think of ICDC some words that come to mind include: life-changing, inspiring, exciting, innovative, spectacular, chaotic (in a good way, of course), and surreal. The 2018 Atlanta ICDC Opening Sessions epitomized all of these descriptions. DECA had the privilege of being the first private group to utilize the state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Saturday’s event brought over 19,000 DECA members…

Collegiate DECA Competitive Events Finalists 2018

Congratulations to the overall finalists at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference 2018. They will compete later today, Saturday, April 14. Best of luck! Business Ethics Business-to-Business Marketing Event Planning Financial Statement Analysis International Marketing Marketing Communications Sports and Entertainment Marketing Accounting Banking Financial Services Corporate Finance Fashion Merchandising and Marketing Hotel and Lodging Human Resource Management Marketing Management…

Jillian Jacqueline to open #DECAICDC Concert

DECA is pleased to announce that Jillian Jacqueline will open the exclusive concert at the DECA International Career Development Conference on Monday, April 23, 2018. Jillian will take the stage at approximately 8:15 p.m., prior to headliner Andy Grammer. Jillian Jacqueline’s career is the antithesis of an overnight success, but her achievements have been abundant. From co-starring in a Broadway…