DECA. What is DECA? DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
DECA is an organization that changes the lives of its members in a positive way continuously. With over 215,000 members DECA brings opportunities to meet people just like you and builds friendships that will last a lifetime.
DECA is based on the 4 principles that make up the 4 corners of the DECA diamond; Professionally Responsible, Experienced Leaders, Community Oriented, and Academically Prepared. I like to remember the four points by using the acronym P.E.C.A.
To be professionally responsible is to be ready for the future. Whether it is by learning basic skills like tying a tie or the complex lingo of the business world it is important to be responsible in the professional world. The basic skills and ideologies that come with being professionally responsible will affect your future self.
Being an experienced leader will help you both in the business world and in day to day life. Having experience will give you a leg up on others. Leadership is a great quality to have and will make you a better person overall in all aspects of your life.
Being community oriented is important to becoming a good person. To help the community is to help others which is a basic principal of being a good person. It is also a good way to gain opportunities that not only help you but also helps others.
To be academically prepared helps you by paving your future and building your knowledge. Academics is the bases of the building blocks to your future. By expanding your knowledge you will be able to be more prepared and know more which will lead to future success.
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