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What is DECA?
Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. We prepare students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Our students major in a variety of academic programs with a strong focus on business-related fields. Collegiate DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships,competition, and professional networking.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges across the globe. DECA members can begin their participation in the high school division as early as the ninth grade and continue through college graduation by participating in the collegiate division.
More than 15,000 college members participate in Collegiate DECA through 200 chapters in 36 states and Canada.
Why Join DECA?
excel in the classroom in areas such as marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship
gain a competitive edge in the global job market
develop strategic decision making and project management skills
network with business and industry experts and nearly 15,000 students and advisors
receive awards and recognition through competition and leadership action
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Collegiate DECA's programs and competitive events are clustered around six academic areas.
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