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Magnolia West DECA Students Advance to State

DECA is a national organization dedicated to enhancing educational and career opportunities for high school students in the area of marketing, business management, finance, and hospitality and tourism. As members of DECA, students have opportunities throughout the year to pursue their college and career interest through events sponsored by the program.

One event the DECA students attended in January was a career and education tour at NRG Stadium in Houston. The students met with executives and interns to learn about their career experiences and received important educational and career guidance.

In November, the students attended the Houston Dynamo Career Day BBVA Compass Stadium. The event included a question and answer session with the Dynamo executives, interns, and former players. The students were able to hear about all aspects of the Dynamo organization including tickets sales, vendors, marketing, business office procedures, and the demographics of the Dynamo customers. After the session, the students toured the stadium, locker rooms, the field and VIP areas.

DECA represents an exceptional opportunity for students to compete both written and orally in a realistic business environment. The knowledge these students received from meeting with corporate executives and interns will definitely help them in pursuit of their career as well as prepare them for the state competition.