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Im in DECA, im doing my internal assesment paper on Evo gear this year for the Market Research, should be nice and easy, but this is my second year of IB business and management, i love it, my Teacher is so cool, we do whatever the fuck we want
its a business competion of sorts where, you are given a senario (if you do role play, there are several different compeitions you can do, but role play is the most common) and with that senario you have a certain amount of time to prepare ,in a quiet room and about 3-5 minutes later you have to present your ideas and answers to the judge who then grades you, and if your grade is good enough you go onto to state, and then if your really good you go to nationals. There is also an internal assesment in your business class itself where there are also a varity of topics to choose from. The two most common is business plan and market research. Business plan is where you come up with an idea for a business and you write a 30 page paper on how you plan to launch your business.
Market reasearch is much easier (for me atleast) its where you take an already exsisting company (im doing EVO gear this year) and you analyze them based on the topic that is assigned by the DECA boards last year it was advertisment, this year its training, and for this you also have to write a 30 page paper, which sounds like alot, but they go by fast, but last year i did my market research paper on a local ski shop and i qualified for state, but i didn't go, it was too much money. But this year im doing evo gear because i live about 30 or so minutes away from its headquarters and flagship store which is conviente, but yeah thats DECA in a nutshell, or atleast how we do it in washington
Our school has Deca, and so there is like the deca store, just a store with like candy chips and hundreds of types of arizona tea.