COMPETITIVE EVENTS
SAMPLE VIDEOS

As an integral part of the classroom curriculum, DECA’s industry-validated competitive events are aligned with the National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. DECA’s flagship evaluation process involves students in both a written component such as an exam or report and an interactive component with an industry professional serving as a judge.

Below are several videos recorded at a past International Career Development Conference. Each video provides an example of how to present during a competition. Keep in mind that there is no “right way” or “wrong way” to present – these are simply samples to help you get started. Make sure that your personality shows through in your own way!

Corresponding role-play scenarios and event guidelines are also included below.

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION EVENTS

DECA’s Principles of Business Administration Events measure the student’s proficiency in those knowledge and skills identified by career practitioners as common academic and technical content across marketing, finance, hospitality, and business management and administration. The Principles of Business Administration Events are designed for first-year DECA members who are enrolled in introductory-level principles of marketing/business courses.

PARTICIPANTS

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1 participant

EXAM

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Business Administration Core

APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE

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1 content interview; 2nd for finalists

PREPARATION TIME

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10 minutes

INTERVIEW TIME

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10 minutes

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

TEAM DECISION EVENTS

DECA’s Team Decision Making Events provide an opportunity for participants to analyze one or a combination of elements essential to the effective operation of a business in the specific career area. The business situation to be analyzed will be presented as a case study.

PARTICIPANTS

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2 participants

EXAM

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Career Cluster Exam

APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE

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1 case study; 2nd for finalists

PREPARATION TIME

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30 minutes

INTERVIEW TIME

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15 minutes

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS TEAM DECISION MAKING EVENT

INDIVIDUAL SERIES EVENTS

DECA’s Individual Series Events effectively measure students’ proficiency in the knowledge and skills identified by occupational practitioners as essential to success in a given career. Participants receive recognition for achievement in each role-play scenario and in the series as a whole.

PARTICIPANTS

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1 participant

EXAM

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Career Cluster Exam

APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE

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2 role-plays; 3rd for finalists

PREPARATION TIME

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10 minutes

INTERVIEW TIME

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10 minutes

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SERIES

MARKETING MANAGEMENT SERIES – A

MARKETING MANAGEMENT SERIES – B