DECA (Marketing Student Organization)

 "DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe." - DECA Adviser Mary Van Dyke


Competition is one of the best ways to practice skills you will need in your future. Examples include case studies, role plays, business plans and pitches, advertising presentations, market research plans, virtual simulations, stock market challenges and more.

Adviser Mary Van Dyke said, "My favorite thing to do as an adviser is to help students find their strengths and practice their skills in competition.  These competitive conferences give students an opportunity to travel, network, and have fun!"

Joining DECA

Students join DECA at the beginning of the semester in which they have a marketing class. All BTEC marketing students join DECA through their chapter advisor.Students are welcomed into DECA with open arms. Before you know it, you will find each other becoming a family. The friendships that have grown over the years have proven to be one of the biggest benefits of joining. You've got a FRIEND in DECA. 

"It has given me more life goals and responsibility and helped with leadership. Not only did it teach me how to work with others but also be independent.  My favorite thing was meeting all the new people and getting an insight on the professional life." -Cadence Shelton (2024 Graduate)

"DECA is an organization that prepares students for the career world by teaching the importance of management, entrepreneurship, and marketing. My favorite part of DECA was the family I made I wouldn't have thought twice about the program if it wasn't for them." -Kaitlynn Craig (2024 Graduate)

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