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DECA's International Career Development Conference

Monday, April 25th, 2016


Positions0 Remaining
ApprovalOrganizer will approve registrants
Close Date6 hours before the event starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit21 and up

In April 2016, DECA will host its International Career Development Conference in Nashville, TN - bringing approximately 17,000 high school students to the city. These high-achieving, business-minded students will be participating in DECA’s Competitive Events Program in which they will present projects to business professionals or engage in business simulations. 

DECA offers over 50 different competitive event categories for students to participate in. In order for the conference to operate properly, over 1,000 volunteers from the Nashville area are needed to judge and evaluate student presentations. Students will be competing in events such as:



          Business Finance

          Entrepreneurship (Starting a New Business)

          Entrepreneurship (Growing an Existing Business)

          Fashion Merchandising

          Financial Consulting

          Hotel and Lodging Management

          Human Resources Management

          Personal Financial Literacy

          Professional Selling

          Restaurant Management

          Retail Merchandising

          Sports and Entertainment Marketing

          Travel and Tourism

All volunteers will receive training, breakfast, lunch, free parking at the conference site, and a certificate of appreciation to help document community service hours. 

DECA International Career Development Conference

Date: Monday, April 25, 2016

Location: Music City Center in Nashville, TN

Commitment: (varies by event) 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM; 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM; 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM; 12:30 PM – 6:45 PM

# of Student Attendees: 17,000

# of Volunteer Judges Needed: 1,000

About DECA

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. With more than 215,000 members in 5,000 chapters across 50 states and nine countries, DECA is a powerful instructional program that brings the classroom to life. DECA enhances the classroom experience and empowers the teacher-advisor to make learning relevant with exciting, challenging learning programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition.  

These programs include college and business partnerships, competitive events, educational conferences, publications and school-based enterprises. They provide the potential for travel, recognition and awards for learning classroom content – a tremendous motivator for student members. As a result, DECA members acquire important knowledge and skills needed to be college and career ready, challenging them to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.  

In its 68-year history, DECA has touched the lives of more than 10 million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals. DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization recognized by the United States Congress, the United States Department of Education and state and international departments of education. DECA Inc. receives no government funding.

DECA seeks volunteers that have several years of experience in areas such as marketing, finance, management, hospitality, tourism, and entrepreneurship.
PerksRegistered volunteers will participate in an orientation and training session, receive free parking at the Music City Center, receive lunch, and a small gift of appreciation. Plus, volunteers will interact with some of the brightest high school students from around the country.
Parking DetailsRegistered volunteers will park in the parking structure at the Music City Center. DECA will provide volunteers with a voucher in order to exit the parking structure.
CausesChildren & Youth Education
SkillsAccounting Advertising Brand Strategy Business Strategy Communications Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resources Job Readiness Learning/Education Marketing Mentoring Online Marketing Public Relations Retail Sales & Business Development Social Media Sports Strategic Communications Strategic Marketing Strategy
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Location: Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue S., Nashville, TN 37203

Shifts (4)

All Day Shift (Case Study Events)Mon, Apr 25, 7:30AMMon, Apr 25, 4:00PMVolunteers will judge and evaluate students engaged in business case studies. 0/125Over
All Day Shift (Written and Prepared Events)Mon, Apr 25, 7:30AMMon, Apr 25, 6:00PMVolunteers will judge and evaluate written reports and oral presentations.0/200Over
Half-day Shift (Morning)Mon, Apr 25, 7:30AMMon, Apr 25, 1:30PMVolunteers will judge and evaluate students engaged in business case studies.0/160Over
Half-day Shift (Afternoon)Mon, Apr 25, 12:30PMMon, Apr 25, 6:45PMVolunteers will judge and evaluate students engaged in business case studies.0/150Over