What is DECA?

by Watson Factius

DECA is an international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high school and college. DECAs competitive events operate within the framework of an educational curriculum designed to teach students essential principles in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.

DECA members gain skills to help them be academically prepared, professionally responsible, community-oriented, and experienced leaders.

What are the benefits of DECA membership?

DECA provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Learn through DECA’s integrated learning approach, which includes experiential learning, peer-to-peer learning and reflective learning.
  • Participate in competitive events at the local, state/provincial and international levels.
  • Develop leadership skills by assuming active roles in DECA’s programs and activities.
  • Build character and social intelligence through community service and civic engagement.
  • Connect with business leaders and professionals in their field of interest.
  • Gain recognition for academic achievement, leadership development and community service.

How can I get involved with DECA?

To get involved with DECA, speak to your marketing, management, or entrepreneurship teacher about joining your school’s DECA chapter.

You can also visit DECA’s website to learn more about the organization and how to get involved.

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