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Sign up for Pennsylvania DECA's FREE Social Media Workshop

Sign up for Pennsylvania DECA's FREE Social Media Workshop

If you've ever checked out social media, you might say that PA DECA's tweets are 🔥. But how can you tweet like the pros and get your chapter's name out there?

As part of an effort to give back to local communities and provide chapters with the resources they need to succeed, Alex Mellott, Chief Executive Officer of Clearpoint Business Group, LLC., will be presenting a free webinar for PA DECA members to learn about how to market their chapter on social media, improve their online presence, and get followers that LOVE to come back for more.

"It's like learning how to be the Wendy's of DECA" - Max Lucas, PA State President

Clearpoint Business Group, LLC. will be holding social media workshops throughout the months of July and August FREE for Pennsylvania DECA members. In this hour-long workshop, you'll learn strategies to grow your followers, engage your fans, and promote your chapter's name across the internet. Best of all, you'll walk away with some free tools to get started! If that doesn't make things awesome, then this will: one lucky member from each session will get FREE social media tracking for a year. You'll be able to track the growth of your chapter's social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube through an online dashboard.

Excited? Click here to sign up for a free workshop!

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Pennsylvania DECA Celebrates a Successful ICDC

Pennsylvania DECA Celebrates a Successful ICDC

Anaheim, CA - Pennsylvania DECA congratulates its over 450 members who attended the 2017 DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA this past April. During the school year, approximately 120,000 of DECA’s 225,000 student members take part in the organization’s competitive events program, allowing them to compete for local and regional titles. The competitions are designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students’ academic understanding and skills development. The top state and provincial winners put their talents to the test during the program’s final round of competition in Anaheim. The DECA International Career Development Conference was the pinnacle of competition where nearly 16,000 students vied for international honors. Over $500,000 in scholarships and awards were presented to students and teachers for their achievements.

This year’s #DECAICDC featured a record-breaking 19,000 members and advisors in attendance, DECA’s largest conference to date. In addition to career-based competition, DECA members engaged in leadership academies and networking opportunities with over 60 internationally recognized businesses.

Pennsylvania DECA also recognizes the following members for their achievements at #DECAICDC:

2nd Place:            FOR       Jonathan Deuber & Amir Shanehsazzadel, Upper Merion

3rd Place:             VBCSP   Radhik Patel & Zach Bradlow, The Shipley School

Top 10:                 IBP         Dan Duffy & Liam Conway, Owen J. Roberts

Top 10 :                QSRM    Lucas Gray, Owen J. Roberts

Finalist:                 BTDM    Adlai Metzger & Morgan Mochulski, Downingtown STEM

Finalist:                 FTDM    Rahul Rao & Abhiram Reddy, Downingtown STEM

Finalist:                 STDM    Patrick Holoviak & Aziz Salamy, State College

Finalist:                 AAM      Iris Li, State College

Finalist:                 ASM       Elizabeth Bjorklund, Rustin

Finalist:                 FMS       Jasmine Powell, The Shipley School

Finalist:                 QSRM     Nathan Latimer, Henderson

Finalist:                 RFSM      Hannah Svelling, East

Finalist:                 RMS        Tejas Wein, State College

Medallion:          HTDM        Test,  Nikos Papanikolau, George Washington

Medallion:          TTDM         Test,  Jonathan Xu, Conestoga

Medallions:          ASM         Test & Role Play,  James Armstrong, Downingtown STEM

Medallion:          ASM           Test, Anthony Repetto, Bishop Shanahan

Medallion:          BSM          Role Play, Manshu Sharma, The Hill School

Medallion:          HRM         Test, Rachel McClaine, Bethel Park 

Medallion:          QSRM       Role Play, Kamila Levine, Upper Merion                 

Medallion:          RFSM      Test, Samantha Hartnett, Chartiers Valley

Medallion:          SEM          Role Play, Leah Jardel, East Stroudsburg

Medallion:          PFL           Test, Nicole Sergiwa, The Hill School

Medallion:          PSE           Test, Gurleen Singh, Upper Darby

Pennsylvania DECA also congratulates Donald LeCompte, former PA DECA state president, for his tenure as 2016-2017 DECA Executive President and the work he did to further DECA's mission across the globe.

ABOUT DECA:

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition. For more information about DECA, please visit our website and to see the conversation from this year’s conference follow #DECAICDC on Twitter

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DECA Announces 2017-2018 Theme: LIMITLESS

DECA Announces 2017-2018 Theme: LIMITLESS

Originally posted on DECA Direct.org (http://www.decadirect.org/2017/03/20/2017-2018-theme-limitless/)

DECA Inc. is pleased to announce that “Limitless” will be the 2017-2018 theme.

The DECA experience isn’t just for one kind of member with one specific set of goals. The DECA experience is about exploring your options, discovering new paths and experiencing opportunities you never knew existed. With DECA, the possibilities for success are limitless.

From DECA’s competitive events and leadership opportunities, to career pathway conferencesand chapter programs, there is a unique event, program, conference and campaign for every member to participate in. Being a DECA member allows you to discover your true ambition, realize your college and career goals and begin a journey of self-discovery.

When you utilize DECA’s endless resources, there is no limit to what you can achieve. So ignore your fear and push aside your uncertainty, because you’re about to embark on an incredible journey.

With DECA, your knowledge, skills, achievements and experiences will truly be limitless.

Download the Limitless logos below to use on your personal or chapter social media pages, or on other chapter documents:

Are you ready to take advantage of the limitless opportunities that DECA has for you this year?

Follow DECA on Twitter @DECAInc.

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Relive the memories of the 2017 State Career Development Conference!

Relive the memories of the 2017 State Career Development Conference!

Pennsylvania DECA concluded another successful State Career Development Conference in Hershey, PA. Over 2,500 members from across the state competed in events relating to marketing, finance, hospitality, and management to win cash prizes, scholarships, and invitations to the International Career Development Conference this April in Anaheim, CA.

Thanks to a partnership between Clearpoint Business Group, LLC. and Pennsylvania DECA, we were able to live stream and record the Fashion Show, Mini Awards Ceremony, and Grand Awards Ceremony for viewers to tune in from across the globe.

Missed any part of the action? Relive it here, and make sure to show your support for our members all year round using the hashtag #PADECA on social media!




 

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Statement from Pennsylvania DECA

Pennsylvania DECA has released a statement in regards to an incident that occurred late last night at the Hershey Lodge.

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Recap the moments from the 2016 State Career Development Conference!

Recap the moments from the 2016 State Career Development Conference!

The 2016 State Career Development Conference in Hershey, PA was #DECAEPIC! Check out the highlights here.

 

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DECA Announces 2016-2017 Theme

DECA Announces 2016-2017 Theme

DECA Inc. is pleased to announce that "Own Your Future" will be the 2016-2017 theme.

Now is your time to prepare for college and career, and DECA's Comprehensive Learning Program offers so many opportunities to help you determine your own destiny!

From innovative conferences that allow you to network with college representatives and potential employers, to challenging competitions that open new doors for creativity and successful thinking, DECA allows every member to discover their potential and explore unique pathways.

Even members who are unsure of what they want their futures to look like can benefit from the diverse experiences DECA provides. Traveling to new places, networking with new friends and conquering new challenges are all building blocks into creating a future you could only dream about.

DECA is ready to help you conquer your education and career goals - are you? 

It's your future, so own it! 

Share your future goals with @DECAInc on Twitter with #OwnYourFuture all year long! 

Download the Own Your Future logo(s) below to use on your personal or chapter social media pages, or other chapter documents:

Follow DECA on Twitter @DECAInc.

This article was originally published on DECA Direct. Permalink: http://www.decadirect.org/April-2016/Get-Ready-to-Own-Your-Future/

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