In today’s competitive job market, getting a head start in your professional career can go a long way towards having a successful future. DECA has had a vast influence on students, administrators, and young professionals around the globe.
As a non-profit organization, DECA is a leader in career-driven opportunities for motivated students. If you’re a student seeking to become part of an innovative program that prepares young adults to become professionals and entrepreneurs, continue reading. We’ll discuss the benefits of DECA along with tips and information on enrollment.
What is DECA?
Founded in 1946, DECA is a not-for-profit student career organization that prepares young adults to become innovative leaders in four areas: marketing, hospitality, financing, and management. They operate as two student division programs: a high school division with more than 173,000 members and a collegiate division with more than 4,000 members.
As a program dedicated to creating the next generation of academically driven and career-motivated leaders, DECA members can participate in multiple innovative challenges, each with a unique focus and specific tasks.
Members also participate in competitions, community service projects, and educational conferences. These interactive programs are meant to maximize your professional background and establish your career trajectory. Read on to learn more about the benefits of DECA.
The Benefits of Joining DECA
What do you do in DECA? As a comprehensive program where participants gain experience in professionally-driven settings, there are several benefits:
- Internships and job opportunities: As a member, you establish connections with real-world business professionals who can provide insights on career-enhancement jobs.
- Communication skills: Whether you’re working on project-based activities, participating in competitions, or conducting presentations, you will gain critical communication skills. The kind that serves you well in the real world.
- Participate in competitions: The competitions are designed to expose students to different career clusters and test their knowledge through collaborative activities. Examples include written activities, role-playing games, and experiential learning. Participants gain a clearer vision of their career path.
- Travel and meet people: DECA has several annual events. Two of the most popular events include the State CDC and ICDC. You will meet and engage with like-minded peers who share your passion, commitment, and career aspirations.
- Leadership skills: DECA activities and engagement opportunities help you take on leadership roles. You will notice improvements in your teamwork and problem-solving skills. Finally, be on the lookout for leadership opportunities in your DECA chapter.
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Meeting day: Monday B Lunch
Mrs. Abby Monroe
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