DECA News

DECA Announces the 2018-2019 Virtual Business Challenge Round 2 ICDC Qualifiers

DECA congratulates finalist teams in the second qualifying round of the 2018-2019 Virtual Business Challenge. These students finished in the top two places in their region in one of the Virtual Business Challenge tracks. With approval from their chartered association, each team has earned an opportunity to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference.

DECA Leaders Attend #ReThinkCTE Event

DECA's Executive Director, Lou DiGioia, and Executive Officers, Allison Brown and Andrew Weatherman, were invited to attend the Rethink Career and Technical Education Summit Friday, December 14, at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.

Connecting the DECA Community - Power Trip and One DECA

Every month the Executive Officer team is hosting an opportunity through the video chat supporter on Zoom for student leaders to share ideas and get to know one another. Centered around a key topic for the month members share their experiences and ideas which are then documented for future generations of DECA association and chapter leaders. On December 18th at 10 PM EST, join the Executive Officer team as we discuss chapter fundraising.

Piper Jaffray Teen Survey Closes October 5

Each spring and each fall, Piper Jaffray & Co. and DECA work together to conduct the bi-annual “Taking Stock With Teens” survey. The survey gauges brand preferences and spending habits among teenagers.

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.

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.