We are a group of business-minded students looking for a challenge. We are innovative students who strive to push ourselves to our fullest potentials. We are a diverse group working together to achieve a common goal.

But more than all of that, we are a family.

Hear from a DECA alum about her experience:

“Through the [Harker Business Program] and DECA, I’ve learned key life and business skills that I will carry with me through college and life, helping [me and other Harker students] get a jump start into entering the Silicon Valley startup community.”

—Michaela Kastelman

Harker Class of 2013

The Four Pillars of DECA

We aim to help DECA members become...
Academically Prepared

...for college and careers in marketing, finance, hospitality or management.

Community Oriented

...by gaining an appreciation for the benefits of service and their potential impact on the community and world.

Professionally Responsible

...with ethics, integrity and high standards in both their professional and personal lives.

Experienced Leaders

...by practicing key leadership skills such as goal setting, consensus building, and project management.