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Collegiate DECA is a career development organization that enables students, of all majors, with the skill sets and experience needed to advance in leading industries.
The organization prepares leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and other business areas.
Collegiate DECA allows you to transfer the information you gain in college into a real world career experience.
Your involvement in Collegiate DECA builds the skill sets and leadership knowledge you need to stand out in a competitive job field. Plus you can develop lifelong meaningful friendships and grow your network!
Prospective members can join Austin Collegiate DECA anytime throughout the year, however prospective members will only be considered as official members once they pay chapter dues. Check below for questions relating to how much dues cost and how to pay them.
We encourage members to attend the info-sessions to get an idea of what DECA is, especially at the Collegiate level, and to understand what Austin Collegiate DECA stands for as a chapter. If you cannot make any of the info-sessions, show up to a general meeting and talk to the officers!
Members are required to attend as many meetings and events as possible, because participation in these will help members accumulate points that will allow them to compete at state and ICDC. Competition is not required, but competing provides members with a great way to experience a real-world business scenario.
Members who do not have enough points that equals or exceeds the cut-off amount for competing at state will consequently not be allowed to compete at state. Furthermore, if a member does not compete at state, then the member will not qualify for ICDC.
As of Fall 2017, chapter dues will be $20. This excludes fees for state competition and for the international career development conference (ICDC).
State and ICDC fees will be vary year to year depending on funding. The officers will let you know as we get closer to competitions on how much they should cost.
Chapter dues are payable via:
Please contact the Director of Finance, whose contact information can be found here, for any concerns.
Please refer to the Texas Collegiate DECA website for information about conferences at both the state and international levels.
Texas Collegiate DECA