About Us

Collegiate DECA @ SCC is an active organization at SCC, having been voted “Best Club on Campus” quite often.  DECA’s goal is to prepare students for jobs in the business world.  Collegiate DECA is well-known throughout the country and the world — active membership and participation provides a strong resume builder!  To become a member, see details on the “Membership” tab to learn how Collegiate DECA will prepare you for your future career here: Collegiate DECA Connects College to Careers.

Meetings

View the Monthly Calendar for upcoming events:

  • DECA Meetings:  Meetings are held every other Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.  Due to the virtual environment this year our meetings will be held through Google Meet (https://meet.google.com/yzy-yrgg-ixa).
  • Professional Development:  Due to the virtual environment Professional Development Meetings will be held virtually through the SCC Advising Department’s Emerging Professional Series (register online at scottsdalecc.edu/emerging-pros)

Career Immersion Tours

Circumstances permitting, we visit large employers enabling students to begin networking.  Bring a contact card and/or resume with you!  During these tours we learn about the company, what majors they are looking for, available jobs, and internships.  Past visits have included: Nordstroms, GoDaddy, Avnet, Charles Schwab, Choice Hotels IT Headquarters, Amazon Distribution Center, Scottsdale Fashion Square  EB Lane, Edward Jones, Fiesta Bowl, KPMG, Ritz-Carlton, Taser, The Lavidge Company, Vanguard, and the W Hotel.   You can view scheduled Career Immersion Tours here.

Conferences and Competitions: 

A statewide Arizona Collegiate DECA conference is held once per semester, and is a great place to meet other Arizona Collegiate DECA students.  A Fall Leadership Conference includes an induction ceremony, professional development workshops, and practice competitions.  The State Conference in the spring includes a guest speaker, more professional development workshops, a judges panel discussion, and state competitions.  Through the state conference students can qualify to attend the international conference held in the late spring.

DECA members have the opportunity to attend conferences and participate in competitions to combine real-life experience with their education.  These events are broken down into career clusters:

  • Business Management & Administration
  • Enterpreneurship
  • Finance
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Marketing

Click on the Conferences and Competitions tab for more details.

Leadership

An active club requires organization and planning by both students and advisor.  Students who want to be very actively involved in Collegiate DECA @ SCC have the opportunity to develop leadership skills by holding officer positions.  Each year we select a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.  You may view current officers here.

Fundraising

Fundraising events are held to offset costs incurred for DECA activities.  In the past DECA has held a garage sale and set up a coffee cafe, volunteered at a Phoenix Coyotes hockey game, and  volunteered at the High School DECA Fall Conference. We raised money and were invited to attend a Phoenix Suns game after the event.  View upcoming Fundraising activities for details.

Community Service

Each semester we try to participate in a community service activity which is also a great resume builder.   In the past we have volunteered at St. Mary’s Food Bank, a Phoenix Coyotes hockey game, and at the High School DECA Conferences.  All students are welcome to participate in our community service activities.  You do not need to be a member to participate.  View upcoming Community Service events for details.

Contact

Kym Polser, Faculty Advisor (kymberly.polser@scottsdalecc.edu)