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DECA Talks: Taking Risks with Confidence & Conviction

June 1, 2022

In life, we are often faced with decisions that require us to take some sort of risk, whether it’s where to take your next job, which schools to apply to, where to move to, etc. In this talk, we’ll explore how to determine if a risk is worth taking and how you can set yourself up for the highest chance of success.

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Summer Engagement Tips for Your Chapter

May 26, 2022

The summer months are great for relaxing and having fun, but what could be better than having fun while helping your chapter? These tips and tricks can help your chapter members connect more, prep your chapter for next year, and have fun all at the same time!

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Real World 101: Critical Life Skills You Need to Know Now

May 1, 2022

How can you separate yourself from the two million other students who will graduate college with you? Every college graduate will have a degree, but not every graduate will be prepared for the world as it’s going to be. Learn how you can begin to differentiate yourself from the crowd now.

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College Bound Citizens: Financial Aid Basics

April 1, 2022

This workshop will help you understand financial aid while preparing for the FAFSA and applying for scholarships, grants, and federal loans while financing the gap.

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4 Steps to Better Budgeting

April 1, 2022

‍“Where did all my money go!?” If you find yourself asking that question at the end of every month or in the days before your next paycheck, it’s time to get your budget in shape. Don’t have a budget? No problem! It’s easy to get started.

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How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

January 3, 2022

Looking back on years past, did you keep your New Year's resolutions? Do you even remember what they were? Here are some ways to keep your New Year’s resolutions all the way through 2022.

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So You're Thinking About Running for Association Office?

November 10, 2021

Ask any association officer and I’m sure they’ll tell you that running for a DECA Association Officer position is one of the best decisions they have ever made! If you’re thinking about running, ask yourself these three questions to help you decide.

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Rules to Live By: The Nature of Ethics

October 14, 2021

When you think of ethics, what comes to mind? Doing what people say you should do? Obeying the law? While these can both be part of ethical behavior, it takes a lot more than just listening to authority figures or doing what’s legal to be an ethical person.

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3 Ways to Handle Burnout

October 11, 2021

Have you ever experienced a case of burnout? If so, it can be a challenging experience. During the school year, we take on many responsibilities and may find it hard to balance work, academics and life with so much on our plate. It is important to find a way to take a break and rest–both physically and mentally–to avoid burnout.

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3 Ways to Sharpen Your Leadership Decision-making Skills

September 20, 2021

Have you recently taken on a new leadership position? While many perks come with the role, more responsibility often means increased pressure to make the best possible decisions.

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3 Leadership Activities to Jump-start Your New Team

July 23, 2021

An important part of team building is supporting your teammates and learning their individual leadership styles. Check out these three ideas to help your new team hit the ground running!

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Women's History Month Discussion with Emerging Leaders

March 29, 2021

Three emerging leaders sit down with AT&T to discuss the importance of women's history month.

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Build Better Habits (and Break Your Bad Ones!)

November 3, 2020

Having the right habits is more important than ever as you navigate a busy school year. Read on to learn how you can create better habits in any area of your life, plus our tips and tricks for getting rid of your bad habits for good!

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5 Tips to Take Your Productivity to the #NextLevel

November 3, 2020

Schoolwork, volunteering, extracurricular activities, DECA... can you really do it all without endless all-nighters? We think so! Check out five of our favorite ways to level-up your schedules, to-do lists and priorities for peak productivity.

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5 Gears for a Healthy Lifestyle

November 3, 2020

Let's face it: being an emerging leader is not easy! We’re supposed to get good grades, be involved in our community, excel in extracurriculars and gain job experience. So, how can we manage it all? Read on the learn about the Five Gears!

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De-stress for Success

November 3, 2020

Life will always throw challenges your way, but the biggest challenges present opportunities for the greatest rewards. So, what’s the best way to manage stress? While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, here are some of the ways that work best for me.

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5 Apps to Ease Your Stress

November 3, 2020

Looking to beat bad stress? Rather than endlessly scrolling through Instagram or stress-shopping on Amazon, turn to these apps to breathe, play and move your way to less stress!

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How to Fight Off Zoom Fatigue

November 3, 2020

Whether it’s trying to combat Zoom fatigue or attempting to deal with the strain and stress that comes from staring at a screen all day, here are three tips to help you de-stress in an age of virtual living.

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Work Out the Stress

November 3, 2020

Today’s teens pack a lot into their busy schedules, which has caused stress levels and anxiety to increase in recent years. D’Andre Vasquez, DECA’s 2019-2020 High School Division President, discusses how he handles the stress in his life and how you can too!

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Mindfulness Your Way

November 3, 2020

You may have heard about mindfulness in one of your classes, and perhaps you’ve even tried meditating a time or two. For many people, meditation and other mindfulness practices are a go-to source for stress relief, getting in the zone before a role-play or resetting emotions after encountering an upsetting situation.

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Good Stress, Bad Stress: Find Your Sweet Spot

November 3, 2020

We all experience stress on a daily basis, but the amount we experience depends on how well we cope with the various stressors in our lives. Here are a few tips to help you identify good versus bad stress and find the perfect balance.

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November is Native American History Month

November 1, 2020

November is National Native American History Month. Here are three ways that you can celebrate.

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Top Tips to Stay on Top of Your To-Do List

October 27, 2020

Are you struggling to stay focused and get your work done? If the answer is "yes," then you are in the right place! Read on for five tips to help you stay on top of your to-do list during the school year.

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Manage Your Tasks Like a Pro

October 27, 2020

Do you ever feel like you are racing against the clock to meet deadlines and complete assignments? If you struggle with procrastination, a task management plan will help you focus on the task at hand. A simple change in habits could make a gigantic difference!