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Raising Voices for DECA: Legislative Advocacy

Feb 14, 2024

Washington DECA state officers kicked off CTE month with our annual Legislative Advocacy Day. We visited Washington’s state capitol in Olympia to advocate for DECA alongside state officers from seven other CTSOs.

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That is SO Fetch with Georgia DECA

Jan 17, 2024

Throughout your life, there will always be Mean Girls. Use this interactive and engaging workshop by the Georgia DECA team to teach members how to deal with the Reginas, the Karens, and the ins and outs of conflict resolution, all while maintaining a positive personal brand.

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Using Your DECA Chapter to Spread Awareness

Jan 17, 2024

Learn about new and interesting ways to involve your DECA chapter in creative and inspiring community awareness efforts through Cypress Bay's Community Awareness Project, Project HOPE!

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Skillful Solutions

Jan 16, 2024

This video will teach the skills shown to be most needed when entering the workforce: Soft Skills. Find out what they are and why they matter and learn tips for the workplace, for school and for life.

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From DECA Challenge to Changemakers: Angels Among Us

Jan 11, 2024

Inspired by a DECA challenge, a group of Lebanon Trail DECA students transformed their marketing skills into a force for good, founding 'Angels Among Us.' Fueled by a passion to make a difference, these young changemakers are creating waves of change in the DECA community.

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Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

Jan 10, 2024

It's no surprise that new technologies have impacted the course of entrepreneurship and various start-up businesses. The digital age has forever changed how entrepreneurship is approached.

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Interview With an IT CEO

Jan 2, 2024

Sagar Pelaprolu has spent the last two decades here as an entrepreneur. He has launched several successful businesses, from manufacturing to IT, with his latest endeavor being Sage IT. In this interview, I talked with Sagar to learn more about his career journey, tips for success and future goals.

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Community Involvement During the Holiday Season

Dec 26, 2023

One of the best things to do during the holiday season is to help others in your community. See how Edmond North DECA organizes a school-wide project that helps families during the holiday season every year.

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Expanding Your Chapter's Reach to Elementary Schools

Dec 21, 2023

Have you ever considered expanding the idea of "career readiness" to local elementary schools in your area? This innovative approach allows your chapter to engage with elementary schools in a creative way.

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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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Merging Community Service with Networking

Jan 11, 2024

At the annual Michigan Collegiate DECA State Career Development Conference, MI Collegiate DECA merged community service with networking by participating in a tie blanket craft with glowing reviews post-conference.

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BLC DECA Shines Through FutureSolvers Competition

Jan 10, 2024

Through a local business competition opportunity, Bethany Lutheran College DECA Chapter was able to get in extra practice for future DECA competitions and make great memories in the process!

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Why Starting a Collegiate DECA Chapter is Worth It

Jan 8, 2024

Starting a Collegiate DECA chapter is a challenging yet rewarding experience. Learn more about the Collegiate DECA chapter recently founded at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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JWU Takes on ENGAGE

Dec 4, 2023

It’s beneficial to get involved in National Student Organizations (NSOs) as it helps provide you with networking, job and professional development opportunities. Joining JWU DECA has allowed me to expand my résumé in ways that I didn’t think were possible.

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North Dakota Collegiate Fall Leadership Conference

Nov 21, 2023

Our chapter at Mayville State recently went to the Fall Leadership Conference. While at the conference, we heard speakers talk about different aspects of leadership and what leadership skills can do for you.

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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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Tapping into Your Geek Potential to Inspire Together

Oct 30, 2023

Is there something you are passionate about? A topic that you can discuss for hours? Then you probably would be considered a geek. People don’t realize that geeks have many unique traits, allowing them to outperform and succeed.

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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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Growing as a Leader in Collegiate DECA: Empowering Student Success Together

Jul 24, 2023

DECA has many opportunities to grow as a leader and extend a helping hand to your fellow students, empowering them to flourish as well. Together, let us learn how to foster a culture of leadership excellence within Collegiate DECA and create a brighter future for the leaders of tomorrow.

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Stacy Oakley: Ecosystem Builder in Action

May 10, 2023

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week by learning about DECA Advisor Stacy Oakley. She is more than just an educator; Oakley is a connector, an investor in the lives of her students, past and present, and an ecosystem builder in action.