What is DECA?
DECA is an Association of Marketing Students that prepares emerging leaders for careers in marketing, business, entrepreneurship, hospitality, finance, fashion, sports management and more. DECA provides students with an outlet to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-life scenarios in the form of competitive events at the district, regional, state, and international levels. Students who join DECA gain real-life career experiences, networking and scholarship opportunities, and are able to give back to their communities through service-learning projects.
DECA’s Year in Review:
DECA Dominates at the NH State Career Development Conference!
For the 5th consecutive year, Pinkerton Academy DECA students competed and captured many DECA medals, plaques, and scholarships; not to mention a 5th consecutive Gold-Level Certification for Campus Corner and the first ever Thrive Award for both the Membership and Promotion campaigns. Students earned mored than $10,000 in scholarship money and 17 award-winners will be representing Pinkerton Academy at the International Career Development Conference this April in Anaheim, California. Events students competed in at this year’s CDC & ICDC included:
- Public Relations Campaign
- Marketing Communications
- Sports & Entertainment Promotion Plan
- Advertising Campaign
- Creative Marketing Project
- Professional Selling
- Hospitality & Tourism Professional Selling
- Quick-Serve Restaurant Management
- Hotel and Lodging Management
Pinkerton Academy DECA is the largest DECA chapter in New Hampshire for two years running. Students are able to apply the skills and knowledge they gain in the classroom to competitive role-play and written projects offered at the state and national level. DECA students gain leadership, communication, and hands-on career preparation through their DECA experiences. Students are also able to give back to their local community through participating in a variety of community service opportunities.
Below are highlights from this past year at both the State Career Development Conference as well as the International Career Development Conference.