With summer just beginning, many of you are likely deciding on whether or not you want to get a summer job or internship. Besides the extra cash, these experiences have vast benefits for DECA competitions. Infact, internships or summer jobs at local businesses reinforce the main mission goals of DECA, such as marketing, hospitality, entrepreneurship, and helping students become emerging leaders. The skills and characteristics of professionalism that are key contributors to DECA glass winners are also reinforced in these jobs and internships. You are not only learning how to appear professionally but you’re also picking up on skills that will surely boost your performance in DECA competitions, such as communication, perseverance, and persistence. Another benefit of getting involved this summer is the further expanded upon practice you're getting to apply your knowledge that is KEY to succeeding in DECA competitions in both written and role play events. This includes: merchandising, financing, and producing marketing materials. With all these skills and benefits of summer jobs and internships we have no doubt that you are leaning towards improving yourself through these opportunities. We hope you share your stories with us on social media and can't wait to see how your summer involvement aides you on your journey to winning some sick DECA glass!
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