Sharpening Business Skills

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Student representatives enrolled in Babylon Junior-Senior High School’s Virtual Enterprises class recently traveled to Pier 92 in Manhattan to promote their mock business opportunity “LockedIN” and competed against fellow attendees at the Virtual Enterprises International competition.

The teams’ idea of LockedIN came to be in October based on the idea of an escape room activity which would serve as an opportunity for other virtual firms to perform a team building activity that combines physical and mental challenges covering various themes.

The event held at Pier 92 was the year-end convention for Virtual Enterprises International, an education nonprofit that operates in 500 schools nationwide and tasks high school students with founding and running virtual companies that do business with firms in a simulated marketplace. The students performed well, networking and generating ideas for their future college studies at Binghamton University, Bryant University, Boston University, St. John’s University, and Stevens Institute of Technology to name a few.

The Babylon Junior-Senior High School college-level Virtual Enterprises class is taught by business teacher Andrew Marulis and offers credits through Farmingdale State College.