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2018: The Limitless Year Ahead!

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With the 2018 DECA season beginning in just under a week, South Suburban area being the first, Illinois DECA has many events planned for its members. From leadership councils and area competitions to the Illinois and international Career Development Conferences, there are countless opportunities to make this upcoming DECA season truly limitless! We hope you […]

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Introducing the 2018 Social Media Team!

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Each year, Illinois DECA members from all around the state of Illinois use a variety of social media platforms to stay connect to their organization. In order to keep the social media accounts of Illinois DECA up to date and informational for it’s members, a group of dedicated Illinois DECA members work every day behind […]

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Entrepreneurship = Enigma? No Problem!

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Aside from the Rick and Morty fanbase, DECA members may be one of the world’s fiercest fandoms, particularly when it comes to their clusters. From the Warren Buffett hopefuls of the finance realm to the future restaurateurs of hospitality and tourism, DECA members tend to be loyal (often aggressively so) toward their cluster of choice. […]

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How to Rule the Magic Kingdom

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So you’ve qualified for ICDC, what are you going to do next? Go to Disney World of course! And when you’re in Disney World, your one stop shop for all things magical is The Magic Kingdom, but with so much to do and so little time, how will you get the most of your adventure? Luckily, […]

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IFME? Alphabet Soup Part 1.

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How many times did you hear the term “IFME” at ICDC? If you counted – you would have figured 23 times and you probably wondered each time what the heck it was. I wondered the same until I began thinking about running for State Office and then I figured I should look into it.

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I Know I Put That in My Bag…

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How many times has this happened to you? You pull up to the hotel, drag all your stuff into your room, chat with friends, run around like crazy people, and then you start to unpack, and realize you forgot your toothbrush or your bathing suit or that shirt you wanted… You get the idea. With […]

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How to Rock Your Role Play

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There I was, sitting on the bus, on the way to sectionals. A friend of mine casually asked “are you ready for your role play” to which I answered “what’s a role play?” I want to say that I made up this story for the sake of this blog post as an example of what […]

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How to get Involved with Advocacy Month

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This year, the State Action Team has been meeting with our elected officials to raise awareness and support for Illinois DECA. State and National Congresspeople have been open to hearing about DECA and helping however they can. As active citizens, we have both the right and responsibility of talking with and sharing our ideas with […]