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Virtual Enterprise is a class offered at San Marcos that allows students to develop a virtual company and run the company as they would in the real business world. Through this program, students have the chance to take on different roles such as CEO, VP of sales, and VP of finance of the virtual company. The company is split into different sections such as department of human resources, marketing, sales, etc. There are also specialists for each of the sections.
“The most important thing that I have learned from this class is how to work with other people for the sole benefit of the company,” said senior Erika Cortez, VP of project management. “This will definitely help me with my future career in business.”
In the 2012 school year, Virtual Enterprise created a company called “Platinum Event Planning,” located in Santa Barbara. This enterprise provides event planning services for special occasions such as weddings and parties. The company has many unique technological advances such as their iPhone application called the “iPlan,” which gives customers instant pricing.
On November 28 and 29, the class competed at the California State Trade Show in Bakersfield. At the show, the class presented their company and went up against over 120 different businesses. Senior Alejandro Medina took first place in the “Perfect Pitch” category against 45 other speakers. He gave an 80 second speech about the company’s product, revenue model, return on investment, industry analysis and competitive advantage.
“This class is a life changing experience,” said Medina. “It helps you to find your passion and teaches you real life experiences such as being able to approach people, as well as providing hands on experience with business and professional presentation.”
The class is currently in the planning stages of an entirely new business which they will present at a state wide competition in San Francisco in March 2013.
“ I am so proud of this Virtual Enterprise class,” said Mr. Delaney the Virtual Enterprise teacher. “ Our employees were all very professional and impressed the judges with their product knowledge and marketing skills.”
If you are an interested in virtual enterprise, be sure to talk to your counselor and sign up for the class next year!