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DECA – An association of marketing students

Advisor: Debbie Pardue

Purpose: DECA is a Marketing Club that brings marketing students from all over the world together to compete.  It allows students to learn about how the business world works before leaving high school.

DECA inspires students to continue their education and work towards a career in marketing.  DECA improves students' self-confidence and prepares them for the future. Interviews, proper business etiquette, and communication skills are all areas that are strengthened through participation in DECA. Students, even those who decide that business is not the field for them, are given the opportunity to network with fellow students on the regional, state, and international level.

So...what are you waiting for?…JOIN! – and you'll learn a lot more than just how to dress professionally. On your journey you'll learn valuable skills for the future, meet a diverse group of people, and have the time of your life at our fun-filled competitions (where we take learning outside the classroom and into the real world).  From social events such as The Bobcats Career Day to community service events, to conferences such as the DECA Power Trip in Washington, D.C. - DECA is much more than just a co-curricular organization; it's a lifestyle, and you’ll be happy you made the decision to be a part of it!

For more information visit the NC DECA website @ or the National website @