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About us

Our Mission

Arizona Collegiate DECA ensures students have the professional development skills, networking connections, and confidence to enter the workforce.

Shine Like the Diamond YOU Are

Our philosophy is to ensure all members, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status are treated equally and respectfully.

Network

Connections made in Arizona Collegiate DECA last a lifetime. From chapter meetings and socials to Conferences and Career Immersion Tours, Arizona Collegiate DECA provides countless opportunities to form friendships and professional relationships with members, alumni, advisors and even employers looking to hire motivated professionals. 

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Arizona Collegiate DECA Champions receiving glass at the international conference

Every year, our students compete in the Arizona Collegiate DECA Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) and Arizona Career Development Conference (ACDC) for the chance to attend the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference.

The International Career Development Conference allows our students to travel to new places and test their business knowledge against the best and brightest business students from all over the world.

Click here for more information about this year's conference dates and locations.

Leadership

Our association is led entirely by volunteers who make up our state association, alumni board, and student officer team.

 

Arizona Collegiate DECA primes students for success beyond college with opportunities in student leadership. Our student leaders run events, chapters, and the state association with the help of staff and alumni providing guidance and experiences. 

Join a chapter and get involved to become a student leader! See below for some inspiration from the current Arizona Collegiate DECA State Officers.

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Elizabeth Kulaga President

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Class of 2024

Studying Theatre Production and Design

@azcdecaelizabeth

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Arjun Babu
Vice President

Arizona State University

Class of 2024

Studying Economics

@azcdecaarjun

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Simren Daulat
Vice President

University of Arizona

Class of 2024

Studying Marketing

@azcdecasimren

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Parker Thompson
Vice President

Chandler-Gilbert Community College 

Class of 2024

Studying Financial Planning

@azcdecaparker

Meet Our Student Leaders

 

Click an officer to hear their DECA story

Arizona Collegiate DECA international representatives

Arizona Collegiate DECA has a proven track record of empowering students to go above and beyond in their leadership pursuits. Arizona Collegiate DECA has had 5 International Executive Officers and hundreds of active members over the years.

See our Legacy of Leadership