Each year the nearly 9,000 members of the various Business and Marketing Education Programs across the State of New Jersey participate in a statewide DECA competition.  DECA’s mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in the fields of marketing, management, finance and hospitality.  This is an opportunity for students to compete in many related fields that include: Retail Management, Sports and Entertainment, Business and Financial Services, Travel and Tourism, Automotive Services, Fashion Merchandising, and 45 other career competitions.

90% of students who participate in DECA plan to further their careers in marketing, management, finance, hospitality and entrepreneurship.  DECA students are 3 times more likely to start a business, twice as likely to enter finance and accounting fields and 86% report an A or B grade average in school.  These students compete for the opportunity to win scholarships, awards and travel to international competition.

In order to offer this unique opportunity for our students, we are in need of business people who would be willing to share their expertise in this setting.  This year our conferences will be held at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City on February 27th and 28th.

If you have never had the experience of serving as a judge for one of our conferences, I hope you will be able to fit one of these days into your busy schedule.  You will have the opportunity to see very talented future executives in action.  Please fill out the form below to receive more information.  If you are currently a college student or are aged between 18 and 22, and would like to volunteer, please visit our volunteer signup page.

Participation from individuals like you will provide an atmosphere of professionalism that will promote top notch competition among the students.  Thank you in advance for your help.