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DECA Announces 2020-2021 Hotel Curriculum Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the chapters selected to receive the VBC-DECA Hotel Challenge Curriculum Grant provided by the J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation. The curriculum grant will begin with the 2020-2021 school year and will continue for three years.

Career Preview: Top Roles in Sports & Entertainment Marketing

Sports & Entertainment Marketing (SEM) is where your favorite past-times and your professional interests collide - and it’s the perfect path for applying the skills you’ve developed through DECA. Not sure what the career paths in SEM really look like? Read on for a preview of some top careers in this exciting industry.

Experiential Marketing: When Brands Become the Entertainment

Part branding, part entertainment, experiential marketing is finding its way into the marketing plans of more and more top brands. Read on to find out exactly what this type of marketing is, why brands love it and how to make it part of your future marketing career. 

Go for the Marketing Gold

When thinking of sports marketing, the Olympic Games are a prime example of what to look toward. The international sporting event is a household name that brings in billions of viewers. In 2016, the Olympic Games captured half of the world’s population in viewing the event!

What Happens Backstage at the Opry?

Opry member Garth Brooks once said “the real show is backstage” at the Opry, where a team of passionate staff members help make the 94-year-old show come to life every night. The Grand Ole Opry is the country’s longest-running radio…

A World Beyond Imagination

The success of Disney’s parks is no accident. With over 170,000 employees and 12 parks around the world, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products has consistently dominated the market while ensuring the ultimate customer experience. Here are the top five ways Disney Parks continue to rule the industry.

Top Super Bowl Ads of 2020

Whether you watch solo or with your friends or family, Super Bowl ads bring a whole new aspect to the big game. Here are my top three ad picks from the 2020 Super Bowl.

The Best Apps for Your 2020 #FinanceGoals

A new year means new resolutions, and there’s no better way to kick-off the new decade than taking charge of your financial future. Whether your financial goals this year include getting started with investing or simply creating your first budget, there’s an app for that!

Personal Finance 101

I’ll be honest… Money management is a skill that took me a long time to acquire. I used to be the type of person that would get lunch money from my parents and spend it all on Gushers from the cafeteria...

Don't Spend Your Money Before You Earn It

Are you interested in learning more about personal budgeting? Boosting your credit score? Investing for the first time? Well, then you'll want to check out the Finance Issue of DECA Direct the Magazine!

5 Tips to Get Hired from a Career Fair

I know firsthand how daunting career fairs can be. I remember showing up as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior and just walking around and staring at recruiters, unsure what I was supposed to do. It’s when you’re expected to…

Ace the Interview

Even the most confident individual can feel unsure and nervous when it comes to job interviews. The prospect of sitting down in front of someone new and being put on the spot can be extremely intimidating and often leads to…

Tips to Land the Job

Being a student balancing classwork, sports, clubs, etc. can be overwhelming at times. For most students, landing a job is a crucial moment in their life which can become aggravating when you don’t know how to apply or what is…

101 Interview Tips to Ace Your Next Interview

Do you have an important interview coming up? This guide of 101 interview tips is sure to help you ace that interview! It’s conveniently broken up into different sections so you can spend time on the sections you need to…

Get LinkedIn to Business

Imagine how cool it would be to have direct contact with business professionals in the industry of your interest. Well, no need to imagine anymore! There’s a platform with over 645 million people on it called LinkedIn. I’m sure you’ve…

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