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Vote for Your Favorites in DECA's Ethical Leadership Challenge

December 1, 2021

In teams of up to four DECA members, develop a 60-second (or less) public service announcement to educate your community about the importance of ethics.

Leadership

DECA Talks: The Journey from Independence to Guidance

December 1, 2021

Throughout my life, I have turned to advisors, counselors, coaches and friends/family to seek opportunities to learn and develop in my professional life. This talk will discuss the teachings I’ve learned independently and from the guidance of others.

DECA News

Recognize Outstanding Members with DECA's Emerging Leader Honor Award

December 1, 2021

DECA’s Emerging Leader Honor Award recognizes members studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management for being academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders through participation in DECA.

Chapter Strategy

SBE Chapter Certification Submission Site Now Open

December 1, 2021

DECA's School-based Enterprise (SBE) chapter certification submission site is now open for chapters to submit their 2021-2022 projects.

DECA News

DECA's High School Division Executive Officer Candidate Guide is Now Available

November 30, 2021

Do you have what it takes to serve as a DECA Executive Officer? Download this year's High School Division Executive Officer Candidate Guide.

Career Insights

Explore Holiday Trends: Consumers Shop Sooner, Spend More

November 30, 2021

The National Retail Federation says this holiday season will have consumers shopping sooner and spending more – emphasizing the deep impact that retail has on the overall economy and highlighting the career opportunities in the industry.

Case Study of the Week

Case Study of the Week: Generational Marketing at Pottery Place

November 29, 2021

You are the owner of the small business Pottery Palace. Since the business opened one year ago, you have noticed that the majority of customers are females, age 25-55 years old. While you appreciate your customers, you feel that Pottery Palace is missing out on the large population of senior citizens in the area.

Case Study of the Week

Case Study of the Week: A National Chain Makes Plans for a Rural Location

November 22, 2021

You are to assume the role of district operations manager for Go-Mart. The district vice president has asked you to determine which brand of Go-Mart retail store is best for a new rural location.

Career Insights

4 Essentials for Planning Your Future Career

November 22, 2021

Regardless of what field you want to pursue a career in, there are four essential elements that need to be part of your plan.

Career Insights

How to Craft a Stand-Out Cover Letter

November 22, 2021

A cover letter is an appetizer before the main course—your resume. Like any good appetizer, it gets you excited for what is coming next!

Career Insights

How to Land a Dream Career in the Apartment Industry

November 22, 2021

Don't roll the dice when it comes to discovering a dynamic and rewarding career! Once considered a best-kept career secret, DECA has helped increase awareness and promote the apartment industry as one that offers a “career of choice”, not of chance.

Conferences

Nearly 1,400 DECA Members Power Up in Boston

November 21, 2021

From November 19-21, 2021, nearly 1,400 DECA student and advisor members from 31 states, Germany and Spain attend the Ultimate DECA Power Trip in Boston, Massachusetts.

Leadership

DECA Talks: The Journey from Independence to Guidance

December 1, 2021

Throughout my life, I have turned to advisors, counselors, coaches and friends/family to seek opportunities to learn and develop in my professional life. This talk will discuss the teachings I’ve learned independently and from the guidance of others.

DECA News

Announcing the Collegiate DECA 2021 Virtual Case Simulation Competition Winners

November 30, 2021

Nearly 90 Collegiate DECA members participated in the Collegiate DECA Virtual Case Simulation competition, sponsored by long-time DECA partner, Knowledge Matters. Congratulations to the top three performers!

DECA News

Collegiate DECA's Executive Officer Candidate Guide is Now Available

November 30, 2021

Collegiate DECA's Executive Officer Candidate Guide is now available. Learn what it takes to become a candidate.

Chapter Strategy

100 Ideas from Collegiate DECA's Engage Conference

November 30, 2021

Check out these 100 member-generated ideas and best practices to help boost your chapter's community involvement, competition preparation, fundraising strategies and member engagement.

Career Insights

Explore Holiday Trends: Consumers Shop Sooner, Spend More

November 30, 2021

The National Retail Federation says this holiday season will have consumers shopping sooner and spending more – emphasizing the deep impact that retail has on the overall economy and highlighting the career opportunities in the industry.

Case Study of the Week

Case Study of the Week: Generational Marketing at Pottery Place

November 29, 2021

You are the owner of the small business Pottery Palace. Since the business opened one year ago, you have noticed that the majority of customers are females, age 25-55 years old. While you appreciate your customers, you feel that Pottery Palace is missing out on the large population of senior citizens in the area.

Case Study of the Week

Case Study of the Week: A National Chain Makes Plans for a Rural Location

November 22, 2021

You are to assume the role of district operations manager for Go-Mart. The district vice president has asked you to determine which brand of Go-Mart retail store is best for a new rural location.

Career Insights

4 Essentials for Planning Your Future Career

November 22, 2021

Regardless of what field you want to pursue a career in, there are four essential elements that need to be part of your plan.

Career Insights

How to Craft a Stand-Out Cover Letter

November 22, 2021

A cover letter is an appetizer before the main course—your resume. Like any good appetizer, it gets you excited for what is coming next!

Career Insights

How to Land a Dream Career in the Apartment Industry

November 22, 2021

Don't roll the dice when it comes to discovering a dynamic and rewarding career! Once considered a best-kept career secret, DECA has helped increase awareness and promote the apartment industry as one that offers a “career of choice”, not of chance.

Case Study of the Week

Case Study of the Week: Financial Planning for the Future

November 15, 2021

You are to assume the role of a financial counselor at Ready Financial Planning, a company that provides financial services for members of the community. A client has asked for your help in determining how to best act now to secure a financially sound future.

Conferences

Watch the #CDECAICDC 2022 Promo Video

November 13, 2021

Get ready to Maximize Your Momentum at the biggest event of the year – The Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference hosted in Baltimore, Maryland on April 9-12, 2022.