October 13, 2020
CELEBRATE NEW MEMBER WEEK
From October 12-16, DECA is shining a spotlight on our newest members with our first-ever New Member Week. This week is a chance for us to meet the new faces in your DECA chapter or association. Learn more about how your chapter can participate and download graphics for social media on decadirect.org.
PROGRAM UPDATES
DECA AMPED at Virtual MBA Conclave
This year's DECA AMPED professional learning experience will be held as part of the virtual MBA Conclave Curriculum & Teaching Conference on October 16-18, 2020. The experience will bring together the best of both conferences in one experience.
The conference begins this Friday!
VBC Round One Begins Next Week

The VBC is an official competitive event free to DECA members. The event includes eight unique tracks and offers over $23,000 in scholarship money. Round one begins on October 20.
Join MDA's Telethon with Host Kevin Hart

MDA and DECA are proud to share ideas for chapters to get involved during The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon. The two-hour special, hosted by Kevin Hart, will stream live on October 24 from 8-10 p.m. ET.
Free Webinar from Facebook Blueprint

Join us on October 15 for a free, live Facebook Blueprint webinar training session on Facebook’s digital marketing skills and educational resources that can be used for classroom instruction.
DECA NEWS
DECA's Scholarship Program is Open

DECA's scholarship portal is open for the year and accepting applications. Encourage your students to start their applications early and apply for a share of $200,000 in scholarships.
Pumpkin DECA-rating Contest Underway

It's time to pick your pumpkins! DECA's annual pumpkin contest is underway through Halloween. This year's competition includes four categories to show off your creative masterpieces.
DECA Partners with DoSomething.org

DECA is partnering with DoSomething.org to increase voter registration in advance of the 2020 presidential election. Check out the advisor toolkit to help you get started with your students.
PARTNER NEWS
Shape a Path Forward
Students can shape their path forward with support from career experts. Exclusive to W. P. Carey business students, Career Management and Employer Engagement provides assistance with the full spectrum of career development through services, programs, courses and resources beginning students' first year.
U.S. Army ROTC
Students can develop leadership skills that allow them to lead in any career while earning money for college tuition. When students graduate and complete Army ROTC, they'll commission as an officer in the U.S. Army.
Full-Tuition Business Scholarship Programs
Students can unlock their potential with a four-year, full-tuition scholarship and premier academic programming from the
top-ranked business school at the University of St. Thomas. Encourage them to apply for the Schulze Innovation Scholarship or the GHR Fellows Program by January 8, 2021.
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