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    •  
    • WHAT IS DECA?
    • DECA IS EXCITING CONFERENCES ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY!
    • DECA IS DEVELOPING YOUR PROFESSIONAL POWER!
    • DECA IS REAL COMPETITION AND THE THRILL OF VICTORY!
    • DECA IS FOR YOU!
    • OUR HISTORY
      • Founded in 1946 as the Distributive Education Clubs of America
      • By the 1990’s, the organization had evolved into DECA – An Association of Marketing Students
      • Today, DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management
    • OUR STATE
      • California DECA now boasts over 2,900 members in over 60 chapters from Eureka to San Diego!
      • California DECA consistently boasts one of the largest numbers of event winners of any state in the country!
    • OUR INFLUENCE
      • DECA now boasts over 200,000 high school and college members in over 5,000 schools around the world
      • Chapters thrive in all 50 states and in countries and territories on three continents
      • The United States Congress and Department of Education both authorize DECA’s programs
    • OUR IMAGE
      • The DECA Diamond has been the emblem of our organization since it began in 1946
      • Blue is now the official color for DECA
    • OUR VALUES
      • The core values of DECA include competence, integrity, innovation and teamwork
      • DECA also operates according to its eight guiding principles centered around the inner and outer points of the DECA Diamond
    • OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
      • The inner points indicate that DECA:
      • Integrates into Classroom Instruction
      • Applies Learning
      • Connects to Business
      • Promotes Competition
      • The outer points mean that DECA prepares members to be:
      • Academically Prepared
      • Community Oriented
      • Professionally Responsible
      • Experienced Leaders
    • ACADEMICALLY PREPARED “ I felt ready to tackle all of the challenges of attending college after my experience in DECA.”
    • ACADEMICALLY PREPARED
      • DECA’s competitive events program is designed to directly integrate into classroom instruction
      • Members not only learn about a potential career path, but also apply their learning in DECA’s competitive events program
      • Managing a DECA chapter offers real opportunities to learn about entrepreneurship, management, project planning, and networking with business partners
    • EXPERIENCED LEADERS “ DECA taught me that I have the power to make the world around me a better place.”
    • EXPERIENCED LEADERS
      • DECA’s offers leadership development opportunities at the chapter, state and international levels
      • DECA leaders acquire skills like professional communication, public speaking, project management and personal networking
      • Leadership development gives members the chance to learn lessons not taught in traditional classrooms
    • RUNNING FOR OFFICE
      • DECA’s state and chapter officers are the leaders of the organization
      • Anyone can run a campaign to get real experience leading and serving the organization they love!
    • COMMUNITY ORIENTED “ I raised thousands of dollars to help feed hungry people in third world countries – DECA taught me how to use my skills to aid worthy causes.”
    • COMMUNITY ORIENTED
      • DECA members have raised over $5 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and millions more for other local and national causes
      • Community service activities enable students to invest time and energy in their communities while applying real-world project planning and marketing skills
      • “ DECA Serve Day” was established as a worldwide day of service for all DECA members
    • PROFESSIONALLY RESPONSIBLE “ Meeting new people, networking with professionals, speaking in front of large audiences – DECA taught me how to do it all !”
    • PROFESSIONALLY RESPONSIBLE
      • Nationally, DECA has established partnerships with over 60 prominent companies, including Safeway, Marriott, Sears and Finish Line
      • DECA’s business partners provide judges, guest speakers, and job opportunities in support of the organization
      • Members have the opportunity to interact and network with industry leaders in several fields
    • OUR NATIONAL PARTNERS
    • DECA COMPETITIONS
    • DECA COMPETITIONS
      • DECA provides opportunities to compete in written exams, role plays, written projects, online competitions, simulations or even a quiz bowl!
      • Competition takes place at the local, state and international levels with over 40 different competitive event categories!
      • Event winners can receive trophies, medals, scholarships, and even cash awards !
    • EXPLORE THE COUNTRY
    • EXPLORE THE COUNTRY
      • DECA’s International Career Development Conference host over 15,000 students in places like Orlando, Anaheim, and Atlanta!
      • DECA also hosts yearly conferences in Washington, DC, New York City, and other locations all over the country !
      • Members raise money for trips by applying their business knowledge to create successful and innovative fundraising strategies.
    • WHY JOIN DECA?
    • WHY JOIN DECA?
      • Experience new places all around the country
      • Meet new friends who share your passions
      • Sharpen your skills to prepare you for your future career
      • Apply the knowledge you learn in the classroom
      • Transform yourself into a stronger leader
      • Become the best in the world at your competitive event
      • Have fun while learning and improving yourself!
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