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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 source for news, updates and best practices. Keep up with everything DECA, including conferences, competitions and announcements.

DECA Direct Magazine: The Entrepreneurship Issue is Available Now

The November-December 2019 issue of DECA Direct is here! The Entrepreneurship Issue features tips, resources and how-to guides to help kickstart your next entrepreneurial endeavor. Check out the entire issue online now:  Features in this issue include: Are You An Entrepreneur? Entrepreneurship: The Time Is Now Top Tips for Building Your First LinkedIn Profile Seven Questions that Get You...
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DECA Announces the 2019-2020 Virtual Business Challenge Round 1 ICDC Qualifiers

DECA congratulates finalist teams in the first round of the 2019-2020 Virtual Business Challenge (VBC). The DECA competitive event is a fast-paced, online simulation that challenges students to manage tasks is the career areas of accounting, fashion, hotel management, personal finance, restaurant management, retail management or sports marketing. The DECA members below ranked in the top two in their region...
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