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Attend the Fall Leadership Conference!

Unleash Your Inner Champion at California DECA’s 2019 Fall Leadership Conference! Through exciting workshops and engaging speakers, students will be able to learn and grow in one of three tracks: hospitality, entrepreneurship, or leadership. All tracks will include a competition preparation element as well. Get excited for FLC in Anaheim, California! Registration deadline will be […]

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Welcome to CA DECA 2019-2020

Welcome back to school, California DECA! The state officer team is excited to connect with all of you soon through chapter visits, Presidents Council calls, and our upcoming conferences. As you plan your first chapter meetings, we encourage you to use this DECA Membership Video to introduce DECA to prospective members. We had a record-breaking […]

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ICDC 2020 Promotion

As the school year is starting, the DECA season is getting ready to kick off as well! Get ready for an exciting year of competition, culminating in the International Career Development Conference. This year, ICDC will be hosted in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee, from April 29- May 2, 2020. Get ready to compete against thousands of […]

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2019-2020 State Officer Welcome

Welcome back to DECA! Your state officers have been preparing for this school year and are excited to welcome you back for a year of competition, enrichment, and new heights.  We are so excited to share this year with all of you!

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California DECA November Online Press Kit

Message From the President By Emily Zhang, State President This November, your state officers had the incredible opportunity to host the Western Region Leadership Conference in Anaheim, where members learned to tell their story and hone their leadership skills in everyday life. With multiple mock conferences and chapter visits lined up for the coming month, […]

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California DECA October Online Press Kit

Message From the President By Emily Zhang, State President This October, the State Officer Team has been traveling around California, visiting BASIS Independent and Amador Valley for chapter visits to discuss DECA’s many opportunities and help out with a mock conference. We also strengthened California DECA’s relationship with the National Association of Women Business Owners […]

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California DECA September Online Press Kit

Message From the President By Emily Zhang, State President The DECA season is officially in full swing, and your state officers have been hard at work to ensure a fruitful and successful year. From our first Presidents Council of the year, to the first Public Forum ever, we’re so glad to have been able to […]

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California DECA August Online Press Kit

Message From the President By Emily Zhang, State President School is officially around the corner, and with it comes the exhilarating potential for a killer DECA year. To ensure your success, the officer team has been planning for chapter visits, Presidents Council, and the upcoming conferences. We can’t wait to see you there, and we […]

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California DECA July Press Kit

Message From the President By Emily Zhang, State President This month, your state officers spent a weekend in Chicago at the Emerging Leader Summit learning leadership and project management strategies, as well as networking with other association officers. We had a great time sharing ideas, and we can’t wait to apply what we learned to […]

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California DECA June Press Kit

Message From the President By Emily Zhang, State President It’s bittersweet. The last month of the DECA year is full of celebration: celebration of the year’s competitive successes, newly developed friendships, and unforgettable memories. But also, it’s time to say goodbye to the 2017-2018 season. Whether you’re a new member, graduating senior, advisor, or supporter, […]

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California DECA in Atlanta – A Truly #Limitless ICDC

This past April 21st through 24th, California DECA had an incredible time at DECA, Inc.’s 2018 International Career Development Conference, marking a #Limitless end to another extremely successful year. ICDC was the pinnacle of the 2017-2018 DECA year, with over 19,000 members from across the world convening in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia to compete against, network […]

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2018 NorCal DAT Applications Now Open

California DECA and the NorCal District Action Team are excited to announce that applications are now being accepted to join the 2018 NorCal DAT. The District Action Team Candidate Guide can be downloaded HERE, and applications can be submitted HERE until March 26, 2018. Prospective candidates with any questions are encouraged to contact NorCal DAT Advisor, […]

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SCDC 2018 Social Media Challenge

SCDC is here, and California DECA is excited to introduce our #SCDC2018 Social Media Challenge! This year, we are dividing chapters into teams led by a state officer; assignments are posted on California DECA social media accounts, as well as below. Post as many photos as you can on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and the […]

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California DECA February Press Kit

Message From the President With the 2018 State Career Development Conference right around the corner, the state officer team is reluctantly saying its last goodbyes. Team 67 is thankful for a year filled with incredible members, experiences, and learning opportunities, and we await with bated breath for what Team 68 accomplishes for this organization. Team […]

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Team 67's Program of Leadership Overview

From David Xu, State President: Your 2017-18 California DECA State Officer Team is incredibly excited to showcase their plans and aspirations for the coming year. Team 67 will strive to accomplish more than ever in the various subsections of the Program of Leadership, emphasizing communication and support for all chapters. The Program of Leadership will […]

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Finding Your Inner Leader

Everyone knows that DECA is a business organization. From the various competitive conferences, it’s clear that students are equipped with real-world skills and trained for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. But did you know that DECA also strongly emphasizes leadership development? That’s right! A key component in DECA’s mission statement is to “prepare […]

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California DECA January Press Kit

California DECA January Newsletter Message From the President DECA season is in full swing, and the state officer team is incredibly proud of all the hard work and energy from the chapters at district conferences. The biggest focuses for the coming weeks are relentlessly fighting for more support and funding with CTE advocacy month and […]

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District CDC Recaps

California DECA officially began the 2018 competition season with the Silicon Valley CDC (January 5-7) and the Northern and Southern California CDCs (January 12-14). Over 1,900 members attended the conferences for a weekend of networking, competitive events, and unforgettable memories. Silicon Valley Career Development Conference This year’s SVCDC brought excitement and stress and everything in […]

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California DECA December Press Kit

Message From the President With regionals right around the corner, the state officer team worked to put the final touches on the conferences in January. The DECA season is just about to begin, and now it is time for the countless hours of training and hard work to pay off at District CDCs. Your state […]

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"Why I Ran for Office"

The opportunity to run for state office is one of a lifetime. As potential officers begin their candidacies for state office, we wanted to reflect on the reasons Team 67 chose to serve California DECA. Below is a response given by Jasmine Tong-Seely, Vice President of Communications. Through my first two years in DECA, I […]

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