Your competitive advantage is your involvement in DECA! If I meet a candidate who has been involved in DECA, and, even better, took a leadership role in their chapter or competed at the State or International level, I feel confident that this is a person I want to get to know.
DECA Direct - March 2019
Set Your Own Goals If your only experience running is the day each year you are forced to run a mile in gym class, you're not alone! This certainly doesn't mean you shouldn't run, but it also doesn't mean you…
Congratulations to the following chapters for excelling with their membership this year. These schools completed our Collegiate DECA membership campaigns for 2018-2019.
Congratulations to the following chapters and individuals for completing the requirements for the 2018-2019 Collegiate DECA Leadership Passport Program. This program encourages students to be engaged on campus and in their communities, and chapters to engage more fully with DECA’s programming year round.
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Collegiate DECA Recognition Award winners! If you have submitted an application for any of these and your name is not on the list, please check with your advisor about verifying the application. For any questions/concerns about…
DECA is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 scholarship recipients. Each year, DECA and its corporate partners award over $300,000 in scholarships to DECA members. Recipients who will be present at the 2019 International Career Development Conference will be recognized on stage.
DECA is pleased to announce Ben Nemtin as the keynote speaker at the Grand Opening Session of the 2019 DECA International Career Development Conference. Ben is the creator, executive producer and cast member of the MTV series, “The Buried Life,” which aired in over 80 countries and is MTV's highest rated show ever on iTunes.
February was Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, leading many DECA chapters to raise their voices in their schools, communities and associations to advocate on behalf of DECA and CTE through completing DECA’s Advocacy Campaign.
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Limited internship openings, higher post-secondary program enrollment requirements, a shortage of scholarship opportunities… it seems that everything is growing more and more competitive. So, I’m often asked by students, “How can I stand out? Isn’t that what we all want—to…