Top 5 Reasons to Join DECA

Aug 29, 2022

Looking for a reason to join DECA? Here are five of our favorites!

1. Build Your Skillset

Are you looking to gain leadership, public speaking and networking skills? Do you want to ace that job interview or nail that role-play? DECA’s got you! DECA is a co-curricular program that brings the real world into your classroom learning. Through industry challenges, project management, competition, community service and campaigns, you can step out of your comfort zone and grow as a leader and professional.

2. Get the Edge

Consider your resume boosted. DECA provides you with the tools, knowledge and skills to get the edge over your competition. Applying for an internship, scholarship, job or college just got a little easier... DECA membership shows that you are driven, academically prepared, community-oriented and career-focused—ready to tackle your future.

3. Gain Memorable Experiences

Whether attending a regional conference, the New York Experience or vying for coveted DECA glass at ICDC, your world just got significantly bigger and more exciting. DECA travel opens your world to new possibilities and experiences with the opportunity to network with other student members, explore new cities and gain industry knowledge and skills.

4. Earn a Scholarship

DECA awards more than $200,000 in scholarships each year. Through DECA’s corporate partners, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for a merit-based scholarship to assist in college expenses. Scholarships are awarded based on DECA involvement, leadership ability, community service and academic performance.

5. Build Your Network

DECA’s network is vast, with nearly 178,000 members, and you all share a common interest. Joining your high school’s chapter allows you to expand your network locally by providing you with a peer group to serve, compete, grow and travel. When you attend a DECA conference, your network will grow even more! You’ll have the opportunity to meet people from around the world, talk with industry professionals, visit college exhibits and hone your competition and communications skills.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. So, what are you waiting for? Get the edge today!


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