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Elevate Your DECA Written Event: 5 Tips to Make Your Presentation Unforgettable

Dec 18, 2023

As we get ready for another exciting year of DECA competition, written event preparation is in full swing! From document aesthetics to judge adaptation, learn how to level up your DECA written presentations to make a memorable impact.

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DECA Connect: Empowering Voices, Building Bridges and Cultivating Community

Dec 8, 2023

DECA Connect is more than a concept; it's a powerful stance toward success. Through communication, collaboration and active empowerment, DECA Connect serves as a pillar of inspiration in District 5's journey toward success.

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Starting a DECA Chapter in a New Country: A Guide to Success

Dec 6, 2023

As the founder and president of the first-ever DECA chapter in India, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to start a DECA chapter in a new country. In this article, check out three ideas to remember throughout the process.

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Personal Brand Power: The Exclusive Guide to Self-Marketing

Dec 4, 2023

In this article, learn about the importance of self-marketing and gain insights into cultivating a strong personal brand through a unique and interactive workshop created by Iowa DECA.

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The Ultimate DECA Power Trip: Do We Have a DECA Deal?

Nov 30, 2023

'Do We Have a DECA Deal?' isn't just a game - it's a catalyst for innovation, pushing members to think on their feet and unleash creativity. Envision unsellable items, transform negatives into positives and compete in a tournament-style challenge. Are you ready to discover untapped potential?

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How Decatur DECA is Empowering Future Leaders through The Career Club

Nov 29, 2023

After recognizing the lackluster college and career readiness program offered at Decatur, three officers decided to create The Career Club, an all-in-one career exploration database and community that aims to provide students with tactical resources and mentorship to take charge of their futures!

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The Ultimate DECA Power Trip: Not a Problem

Nov 28, 2023

Kentucky DECA hosted a workshop called “Not A Problem.” Participants were split into teams and given a silly marketing problem to solve. Then, team members brainstormed a sales pitch with which to convince our panel of judges that their idea would thrive in the market.

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The Kickstart Project: Changing the World One Student at a Time

Nov 20, 2023

Grayson County DECA chapter has established a career development campaign called “Kickstart.” Kickstart strives to increase leadership skills, knowledge of careers, and innovative thought through workshops incorporating rigorous, project-based activities.

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From DECA Advisor to Chick-fil-A Owner-Operator

Nov 9, 2023

Vince Merrell found ways to encourage youth throughout his career as a DECA advisor and a Chick-fil-A Owner-Operator in Las Vegas, Nevada. In this article, discover how Merrell's path to Chick-fil-A was surprising and unexpected.

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Giving Back to DECA

Nov 2, 2023

I recently had the privilege of attending the MO DECA Fall Leadership Conference. This experience was particularly special as it allowed me to impart valuable knowledge in various domains critical for their future success.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2023 DECA Pumpkin Contest

Nov 1, 2023

Congratulations to the winners of DECA's Annual Pumpkin Contest! With a record number of 650+ submissions from members all across the DECA world, the selection process was not easy, but the members have voted and we are excited to announce the top three winners in each category!

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How Florida DECA is Leading the Way for Positive Advocacy

Oct 27, 2023

Advocacy is a cornerstone of positive social change. It empowers individuals and communities to stand up for their beliefs, address issues and influence policy decisions. Learn more about how Florida DECA is making remarkable strides in advocacy.

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Pride Month with Jewel Shier

Jun 1, 2024

Pride Month presents us with an invaluable opportunity to showcase inclusivity further and demonstrate support for our LGBTQ+ members and allies in the community. Here is the story of one of our members.

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Testing Tips for Collegiate DECA Competitive Success

Feb 16, 2024

Collegiate DECA competitive event testing can be difficult. With so many questions in so little time, here are some tips and tricks to approach exam practice and CDECA ICDC testing.

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The Nuances of Networking: A Conversation with Mr. Thom Coats

Feb 16, 2024

Maximize your networking potential with Professor Thom Coats' three-step approach: meet, converse and follow up. From polished LinkedIn profiles to shared meals, embrace continuous connection beyond conferences for lasting professional success.

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Enhancing Community Engagement

Feb 15, 2024

This article emphasizes how members can become more involved in the community. This includes partnering locally, organizing community service projects and collaborating with other student organizations.

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Tips for Creating Goals

Feb 15, 2024

Setting and achieving goals can be difficult and requires consistency, determination and a willingness to return from failure. Whether you want to learn to cook or start a business, creating goals is necessary.

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Three Underrated Powers of Mentorship

Feb 14, 2024

Mentorship is a valuable tool, but many of its benefits are often overlooked. Arizona Collegiate DECA runs a mentorship program annually, and these are some of our biggest takeaways.

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5 Study Tips for College Students

Feb 14, 2024

Finding effective studying strategies is key to helping you succeed in your classes and make the most of your college experience. Finding your perfect study space, effective notes, flashcards, study groups and practice tests are five things you can do to improve studying outcomes.

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Creating A Sense of Community In Your Association

Feb 13, 2024

Arizona Collegiate DECA has focused on engagement and retention this academic year. We were able to increase our attendance at every association conference this year. Learn how we built our community in this article.

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UW-Whitewater DECA Prepares for Competition with Canva Workshop and Challenge

Feb 12, 2024

UW-Whitewater DECA sharpened its competitive edge with a 2-week Canva workshop and competition. Members learned design skills to create impactful presentations, which is vital for DECA success.

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GCU Collegiate DECA Walks to End Epilepsy

Jan 31, 2024

Collegiate DECA GCU has historically participated in many charitable fundraisers and activities. We specifically target community service activities that support causes that affect our members and causes in which our members have a philanthropic interest.

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DECA from a Law School Prospect

Jan 30, 2024

Although my trajectory does not lead me toward the traditional business landscape, I am grateful for the skills that DECA has helped me unearth and cultivate in preparation for my legal future.

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Setting Sail as Southwest Minnesota Collegiate DECA's VP

Jan 30, 2024

My role as Vice President is not just a title; it's a personal commitment to inspire, guide and empower. Let’s set sail on this leadership journey and chart a course toward a future of collective achievement and prosperity.