DECA News

Why You NEED to be in Baltimore this November

On Friday November 16, thousands of DECA members from the North Atlantic and Southern Regions will be gathering for the Ultimate DECA Power Trip. From the delicious food to great networking opportunities, these are just a few reasons why you and your chapter should make your way to Baltimore this November.

Collegiate DECA Stock Market Game Begins September 24

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.

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…

2018 Collegiate ICDC Mini-Case Competition

Students attending the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) experienced a new opportunity to network with their peers and engage with DECA’s corporate partners. Each of the 5 Professional Development Academies (PDAs) included a Mini-Case Competition focused around next year’s Engage topic.

DECA Collegiate Division Competitive Event Changes 2018-2019

The following changes have been proposed by the Collegiate Task Force and approved by the DECA Inc. Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 membership year. Complete descriptions of these changes will be reflected in the new Collegiate DECA Competitive Events Guide to be published in August 2018.

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.