Let’s get down to business.

Join Carlmont DECA for professional skill development, networking and leadership opportunities,

and a chance to win awards and scholarships!

What is DECA?

DECA is an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Through regional, state wide, and international conferences, DECA’s 220k+ members learn to be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders. 

Students who are currently enrolled in or have taken Intro to Business or Marketing Communications at Carlmont are invited to compete at these conferences. 

Silicon Valley Career Development Conference

Santa Clara, CA
January 5-7, 2024

State Career Development Conference

Anaheim, CA
March 7-9, 2024

International Career Development Conference

Anaheim, CA
April 27-30, 2024

About Carlmont DECA

Carlmont DECA offers a wide range of business opportunities for students. Regardless of their enrollment in the marketing pathway, all students are welcome to join weekly after-school workshops every Tuesday in T10. During these workshops, students will explore various business topics, engage in skill-building activities, and gain a practical understanding of business concepts. Moreover, all students will have access to valuable professional experiences, including field trips to local businesses and guest talks by local industry professionals.


Practice Makes Perfect

Real improvement comes from continuous practice! Concepts and skills taught in the Marketing Pathway are supplemented by weekly workshops, along with professional opportunities and mock conferences in order to prepare for competition. Here, students will have the opportunity to work with and get one-on-one feedback from individuals who have succeeded at DECA competition. As a result, we highly encourage students to attend our after school workshops.

Workshops are held every Tuesday after school from 4:00 – 5:00 in Room T10. If you can’t make it to the workshops for some reason (i.e. due to an after school sport), please reach out to us and we’ll do our best to work with you.