Maryland DECA

Welcome to the Maryland DECA Movement.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Maryland DECA has been teaching students since 1962 and has a strong alumni base.

Recognition:   DECA's multitude of competitive events at the local, state, and international level give everybody the chance to excel and come away with medals, trophies and/or scholarships.

Resume Building:   Nothing looks better on a college application or job resume than the kind of professional development DECA adds to your curriculum. By joining DECA, you will develop business and leadership skills though participation in conference activities, competition, and workshops.

Scholarships:   DECA awards more than $250,000 in scholarships each year. Major companies such as JC Penney and Safeway show their faith in DECA members by sponsoring these scholarship opportunities, as do colleges and universities such as Johnson & Wales and Northwood.

Internships:   Leaders from the business community participate with DECA as guest speakers, judges, advisory board members and sponsors for events. DECA sponsors are always looking for young professionals to reach out to. Sponsors include—Kmart, Sears, Finish Line, Marriott, Otis Spunkmeyer, Safeway, Publix, TJ Maxx and Walgreens.

Conference Diversity:   Whether you prefer writing or speaking, individual or group events, concentrating on business or community service, there is a chance to express yourself in a DECA competition that suits your style.

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