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What is DECA? Business-Marketing concentrated student organization An international association of students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service (DECA.org). It is one of ten organizations listed as career and technical student organizations by the United States Department of Education
DECA is divided into four divisions: High School, Collegiate DECA (College Division), Alumni, and Professional. Collegiate DECA is organized in much the same way as High School DECA, except that chapters are by college, not high school and we compete in regional/ provincial conferences
What are Provincials? Provincial Challenging case studies A chance to represent UOIT A chance to compete! A chance to lead! A chance to excel and shine! And most of all! Network with potential employers About 15,000 individuals compete in conference…and you could be one of them! A chance to participate on Team Canada!
How we prepare for Provincials Probable categories Fast food management Hospitality management Apparel and retail Automotive financing Financial services Business laws and ethics A whole load of Accounting categories
How we prepare for provincials Quiz bowl – 5 people Written competitions Downtown Toronto Scavenger Hunt! Social events at night / meet and greet Luxury stay at Sheraton hotel at affordable cost! ACE the CASE! Other fun events! Flexible preparation time! Commitment, commitment, commitment!!
How to join Provincials are held in February of every year Membership is mandatory Membership fee must be submitted by Dec 6th 2010 What does the membership fee get you? 2 nights stay at Sheraton Hotel Toronto! Compete in provincials with other schools! A chance to meet and network with big firms
Soo…why join? So…why join? 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 Receive awards and recognition through competition and leadership action Develop campus leaders Enhance classrooms through experiential learning Network with business and industry experts and nearly 15,000 students and advisors You could meet your potential employer!