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 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.
DECA Direct Magazine, the Team Issue, features tips from top competitors, stories of successful DECA members and alumni, and a discussion guide for team effectiveness. Plus, find everything you need to be #ReadyForIt when #CTEMonth arrives in February.
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.
Congratulations again to all of our chapters who participated in chapter campaigns this year and have taken advantage of how DECA makes you #ReadyForIt. Announcing the winners of the 2018-2019 Chapter Campaigns.
A premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the DECA Idea Challenge dared elementary through university students to generate a new use for paper clips in merely a week! In addition to reinventing the item, teams were to create a video pitch of their new product.
Learn more about DECA’s monthly call for all members. You’ll be able to collaborate on an international level, yet still bring back your newfound experience and ideas o your local chapter.
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.
Congratulations to all Virtual Business Challenge participants! Looking to earn a spot at ICDC? It is not too late! The second qualifying round begins January 8, 2019. Learn more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the past few years, DECA has posted online the primary instructional area(s) assessed in each of the district level scenarios to help advisors and members prepare for district competitions more effectively.
DECA is proud to present the 2018-2019 membership video. This year's video is all about how DECA helps you get READY FOR IT - ready for college, ready for your career, ready for whatever comes next.
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.
Advisors can now access DECA's Online Membership System for member management, registration and more. This guide will guide you through required updates for 2018-2019 as well as provide information about new features.
This year's DECA Guide is out now to help get you Ready For It before the year even begins. Packed with all the information and updates you need to have a successful year, the DECA Guide is your one-stop-shop to prepare for the 2018-2019 school year.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
DECA is pleased to provide competitive events transcripts for all competitors at this year’s DECA International Career Development Conference — free of charge!
In partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), DECA is pleased to offer students an opportunity to boost their diploma and resume with the Certified Guest Service Professionals (CGSP®) industry certification.
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.
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.
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).