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Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference

Monday, April 18th, 2016
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PositionsMany Remaining
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Close Date12 hours before the event starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit21 and up

In April 2016, Collegiate DECA will host its International Career Development Conference in Washington, DC - bringing approximately 1,500 college students to the city. These high-achieving, business-minded students will be participating in Collegiate DECA’s Competitive Events Program in which they will present projects to business professionals or engage in business simulations. 

Collegiate DECA offers over 25 different competitive event categories for students to participate in. In order for the conference to operate properly, over 200 volunteers from the Washington, DC area are needed to judge and evaluate student presentations. Students will be competing in events such as:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Entrepreneurship (Starting a New Business)
  • Entrepreneurship (Growing an Existing Business)
  • Emerging Technology Marketing Strategies
  • Hotel and Lodging
  • International Marketing
  • Professional Sales

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

Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference

Date: Monday, April 18, 2016

Location: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

Commitment: (varies by event) 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

# of Student Attendees: 1,500

# of Volunteer Judges Needed: 200


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 200,000 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 65-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 with several years of experience in fields such as marketing, management, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, hospitality, and tourism.
PerksVolunteers will participate in an orientation and training session; receive lunch; receive a small gift of appreciation. Plus, volunteers will interact with some of the brightest college students from across the country.
Parking DetailsVolunteers will receive free parking at the hotel (if needed) or $10 to defray the cost of a METRO trip to the hotel.
CausesChildren & Youth Education & Literacy
SkillsAccounting Advertising Brand Strategy Business Strategy Communications Entrepreneurship Event Planning 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 Technology Website Design Website Development
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Location: Renaissance Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Shifts (2)

All Day ShiftMon, Apr 18 9:00amMon, Apr 18 6:00pmVolunteers will judge and evaluate student presentations. 0/110Over
Afternoon ShiftMon, Apr 18 4:00pmMon, Apr 18 7:00pmVolunteers will listen to and evaluate pitches to launch new businesses or listen to and evaluate sales pitches.0/45Over