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DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

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DECA Members Gain 21st Century Skills

Through participation in DECA activities, 92% DECA members say they learned how to communicate thoughts and ideas, how to organize a presentation and more about what businesses expect from employees, while gaining problem solving skills.

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DECA Members are Prepared to Become Leaders

More than 90% of DECA members say their experience empowered them to be an effective leader and connected school to the real world. Nearly 80% of DECA members say DECA helped them recognize the benefit of community service.

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DECA Members are Motivated for the Future

DECA members say their experience prepared them academically for college and career (88%), influenced their college plans (68%), influenced their career plans (75%) and influenced their interest in entrepreneurship and owning a business (61%).

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DECA Direct Online is your one-stop place for news, updates and best practices. Keep up with everything DECA, including conferences, competitions, and announcements.

How to Get the Most Out of DECA ICDC

Every year thousands of students from across the country compete for a coveted spot at DECA’s International Career Development Conference. Four days of competition, networking and an experience that will transform a high school student into a young adult ready to take on college and their future career with veracity. How does one even prepare for such an event and how can you be sure to get the most out of a whirlwind event like ICDC?
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2019 J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation Scholarship Winners

DECA is pleased to announce the 2019 J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation Scholarship winners. These DECA members will receive a travel scholarship to the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida. These students will be competing in one of DECA’s hospitality events during the conference. Congratulations to the following recipients: Debora Abreu, Highland High School (NM) Faiq...
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