DECA Talks: The Lying King
Power. Privilege. Race. Identity. Gender. Sexual Orientation. Class. Illuminating our various complexities as individuals, we can recognize ways that we can use our privileges individually and collectively – but only if we are honest and open with ourselves.
Meet 4 DECA Alumni Who Have Maximized their Momentum
Over its more than 75-year history, DECA has prepared more than ten million members for college and career success. Here's how DECA shaped the career paths of four alumni and advice they wish to share with current members.
Alumni Spotlight: Mackenzie Perez
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to be college and career-ready, but what does that mean? I had the opportunity to meet with alumna Mackenzie Perez and discuss how DECA prepared her for college success.
Alumni Spotlight: Ramkishore Annachi
Ramki served as DECA’s Southern Region Vice President for the 2020-2021 academic year. He was an avid competitor from North Carolina who was fortunate to have the opportunity to serve at the chapter, association and executive levels of leadership.
The Circle of DECA
As high school DECA members from different states, these alumni members never imagined they would come full circle to work for the same company, AT&T, and pass the baton by mentoring current high school DECA members.
Work Out the Stress
Today’s teens pack a lot into their busy schedules, which has caused stress levels and anxiety to increase in recent years. D’Andre Vasquez, DECA’s 2019-2020 High School Division President, discusses how he handles the stress in his life and how you can too!
Watch Now: 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.
Watch Now: Leadership Lessons from Geekdom
Learn about the quirky subcultures and communities born out of the fixation of various interests, uncover the powerful success behaviors geeks exhibit, and find practical guidance as an emerging leader and how to tap into strengths in your teams. Watch now.
DECA Talks: Just Say Yes
Ever felt torn when presented with a cool new opportunity? Learn how choosing to say “yes” can lead to easier decision-making in the future…and some cool opportunities along the way.
DECA Talks: The GRIT It Takes to Seek Success
The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent or privilege, but grit: a special blend of passion and persistence for long-term goals.
DECA Talks: Taking Risks with Confidence & Conviction
In life, we are often faced with decisions that require us to take some sort of risk, whether it’s where to take your next job, which schools to apply to, where to move to, etc. In this talk, we’ll explore how to determine if a risk is worth taking and how you can set yourself up for the highest chance of success.
DECA Talks: Success Is Impossible Without Failure
Success and fulfillment are not straight lines. Success is impossible without failure. Isaac will show you that regardless of where you are in this organization and no matter how you define success, DECA can start you on your life’s ultimate power trip.