Learning Marketing, Traveling the Country

Learning Marketing, Traveling the Country


High school marketing students who join their school’s DECA club look forward to more than after school meetings, they look forward to competiting and traveling the country. DECA, started in 1946, is the only international student organization operating through schools to attract young people to careers in marketing, merchandising, management and entrepreneurship. Membership includes 185,000 students and advisors throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guam and Germany who have the opportunity to meet and compete with each other at DECA conferences.

DECA students first have the opportunity to compete locally in events like Apparel and Accessories Marketing, Advertising, E-Commerce and Sports and Entertainment marketing, just to name a few. The top performers then advance on to state level competitions where the students have the chance to meet, compete and interact with other DECA members from around their state. Also, students meet top business professionals from a variety of marketing fields.

The students who score highest at the state level competition then advance on to the International Career Development Conference which is held in a different city every year. Past sites include Dallas, Texas, Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida.

Each year DECA members can also travel to New York City to get an up close view of how marketing powers businesses in the fast-paced corporate world.

As long as a high school has a marketing program, they can start a DECA chapter. Not only will DECA teach students the skills to succeed in marketing, management and entrepreneurship, DECA allows students to travel the country and meet other fun, exciting marketing students.


Source by Chelsea Havekost

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