Saint Francis University ENACTUS club hosted the 18th Annual Business Day for area high-school students on March 22rd at the Shields School of Business. Over 200 students from 13 local school districts, including Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, Central Cambria High School, Central High School, Claysburg-Kimmel High School, Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, Penns Manor Area High School, Portage Area High School, Richland High School, Rockwood Area Junior Senior High School, Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Somerset Area Senior High School, Turkeyfoot Valley Area High School, and Williamsburg High School participated in the on-campus event.
Business Day gives students many unique educational opportunities, providing them with real-life business situations that they must first evaluate before working as a team to find the best possible solutions to the issues presented. Throughout the day, students were able to interact with ENACTUS members, business students and faculty, and guest lecturers to gain a wealth of business and professional knowledge.
Business Day is broken down into two parts: professional lectures and competitions. The professional presentations cover relevant business and career topics such as responsible social networking, personal budgeting, and interview tips and resume guidance. The presentations also included a business game titled "Last Student Standing.”
For students who wished to compete, there were also three competitive stations, including “Marketing in a Minute,” “Business Ethics,” and “C.S.O.R.” The competition culminated in the Business Bowl at the end of the day. Students from St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy won the final competition over Rockwood High School. Richland and Bishop Carroll teams also competed in the semi-final round against the winning St. Joseph’s team.
Winners from St. Joseph's Catholic Academy, pictured above from left: Nicole Flis, Mitchell Ellero, Selena Mann, Owen Helfer, and Jaiden Ciampichini