Keep the business program at LPSHS
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The business program at LPSHS gives their students educational opportunities not found in a traditional high school. This program allows students to gain experience outside of the classroom such as internships, job shadows, networking, and scholarships. Participating in the program means you can put those on your resume because colleges and employers are actively looking for experience.
The coordinator of the program, Mrs. Zaiderman, is the reason why students are able to take job shadows, paid internships and network with important people. Her contributions also give the school funding in grants. She is the reason why we were able to re-design the computer lab, library and participate in Junior Achievement's New York Business Plan Competition.
The JA business plan competition is a statewide run competition, where teams of up to four students work together to present a business pitch to the judges in hopes of advancing to the next round. The competition exposes students to entrepreneurship and how business works. Volunteer judges come from companies such as Delta Airlines, Manor & Company, and CommunityCo. The top three teams win cash prizes and even those who may not have passed the first round are given something valuable to put on their resume.
Her efforts also gave 10 students the opportunity to work with Zurich, the global insurance company for 5 days.
The objective of the program is to provide an opportunity for students to explore various career options, prepare for college and build real business experience. Throughout the 5-day program, students will hear lectures from Zurich’s executives and will then have the opportunity to work on a business project. At the end of the week, the students will present their learnings to a Zurich customer.
The business program exposes students to leadership and management experiences such as, but not limited to:
- Business law
- Career opportunities
- Marketing & Sales
- General Insurance and Risk Management
- Presentation Skills
Removing the business program means denying students an opportunity to become successful entrepreneurs, future leaders, and scholars.
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