State Career Development Conference

All State/Provincial Associations host a career development conference in the spring. It is here that DECA members will compete to earn the right to attend the International Career Development Conference. It is also here where Minnesota DECA presents two special awards, the Honorary Life Membership Award and the Outstanding Marketing Executive Award.

Marketing education prepares high school students for rewarding careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Minnesota DECA, a school-to-work student organization, enhances that education by providing marketing related activities and leadership development based directly on classroom study. Minnesota DECA combines career exploration with school-based and work-based learning, allowing students to connect the classroom with the world of work. DECA's activities also focus on competition at the district, state and international levels in specific occupational skills, leadership development and management training and leadership conferences. Participation in DECA furthers development skills in leadership, management skills, civic consciousness, job responsibility motivation to excel, good work habits, critical thinking and problem solving.

For information about Minnesota DECA's program of competitive events, click here.

Be sure to keep checking back to this page for more information about our State Career Development Conference, including the conference the program book! Top finishers in each event advance to the International Career Development Conference which is being hosted in Nashville, Tennessee, this year!

The 2017 theme for the State Career Development Conference is Own Your Future. Throughout the year, take advantage of all the opportunities that Minnesota DECA has available to you from your local chapter all the way through DECA, Inc. Set your sites to attend the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California!
The 2017 Minnesota DECA State Career Development Conference will be held March 19-21, 2017 at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency. This hotel is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, is conveniently located near several restaurants, and is ready and waiting to help make your experience amazing.
Through DECA's program of competitive events, you have the opportunity to compete against members from throughout the state of Minnesota to earn the right to attend the International Career Development Conference. DECA's program of competitive events feature events from the career clusters of Marketing, Business Management and Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Hospitality and Tourism.
DECA Competitions are where future marketing leaders are made!

If you are a district or school administrator, mark your calendars to join us on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 10:30am-4:00pm for a VIP Tour.

For more information, click here.
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Are you looking for a document specific to an event that you are competing in at the upcoming State Career Development Conference? If so, this is where you will find it!

Employment Interview Application

2018: March 4-6 (Hyatt Regency)
2019: March 3-5 (Hyatt Regency)