March 11, 2021
DECA Direct Magazine: What Comes Next?
As another year in DECA nears its end, it’s time to look forward to what comes next! Whether your members are preparing for college, seeking internships or getting ready to start their career, you’ll find the resources you need to help them stand out from the crowd. The Classroom Discussion Guide includes activities for the following articles in the "What Comes Next?" Issue.

  • Six Tips to Take Your Networking Skills to the Next Level
  • Must-Have Mentors (and How to Find Them)
  • Six Tips to Choose Your College or University
  • The College Application Portfolio: Brand "Me"
  • Is It Time to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone?
  • Broaden Your Perspectives Abroad
This classroom connection will provide instructional resources to introduce the following National Curriculum Standards:

  • Assess personal interests and skills needed for success in business
  • Explain employment opportunities in business
  • Describe techniques for obtaining work experience (e.g., volunteer activities, internships)
  • Use networking techniques to identify employment opportunities
  • Identify tentative occupational interest
  • Set personal goals
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