Career Advice

Four Tips for Summer Job and Internship Success

For many students, finding a summer job, career-defining internship or even a well-paid career can be challenging, and the current job market does not make it any easier. Additionally, some students are enduring the nightmare of having their internship or a job offer revoked, while others are shifting to working remotely.

Mastering Virtual Interviews

While a virtual interview often follows the style of a traditional, in-person interview, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind to help you look and sound your best. Watch this video to help you master your next virtual interview.

Livestream: Emerging Professional Conversations

Engage in a conversation with former DECA Inc. executive officers turned emerging professionals. Learn how they leveraged their DECA experience to earn success in college and their careers. Watch now.

Take Part in the Stock Market Game

To help celebrate Financial Literacy Month in April, The Stock Market Game is offering a free DECA Stock Market Game running now through June 5, 2020 (nine weeks). 

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!

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