Business Career Advice

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.

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…

What Top Entrepreneurial Students Do After High School Competitions

Meet teens who won top prizes in the competitive Diamond Challenge competition for high school business and social innovations. Name: Shobha Dasari  High School Grad Year: 2019 Diamond Challenge Competition Year & Placement:  2018 Business Innovation Semifinalist Grew up in:…

Entrepreneurship Advice

How to Start a Business When You're a Busy Student

If you’ve been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, then you’re probably dreaming of starting a business but may not know where to start. Let me tell you… I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to start a business as…

Listen and Learn: 3 Podcasts for Emerging Entrepreneurs

If you are an emerging entrepreneur, then you already know that seeking out new skills and strategies is essential to turn your ideas into reality. But between school, homework and extracurricular activities, finding time to read the right books and…

Are You an Entrepreneur?

DECA’s mission statement is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. So, what exactly does it mean to be an entrepreneur? By definition, an entrepreneur is one who organizes, manages and assumes the risks of…

Finance Career Advice

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). 

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!

Hospitality Career Advice

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.

Two Hospitality Certificates Available to Collegiate Members

In partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), DECA is pleased to offer Collegiate DECA members two opportunities to boost their resume: The Certified Guest Service Professionals (CGSP®) certification The Certified Hospitality Supervisor (CHS®) certification AHLEI strongly supports…

DECA Hotel Challenge Curriculum Grant Winners

Congratulations to the following chapters who will receive the Virtual Business Challenge – DECA Hotel Challenge Curriculum Grant provided by a grant from the J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation.

Marketing Career Advice

Teach Real-world Marketing Skills with Facebook Blueprint

As a global leader in marketing, Facebook Blueprint is committed to connecting educators with real-world marketing education resources. To help navigate the back-to-school transition to hybrid/in-person learning, Facebook Blueprint is offering free, digital marketing education content to the DECA educator…

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. 

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