Students from East Islip High School’s International Business Globalization Career Academy participated in the Virtual Enterprises International trade show this spring at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City.
A team of ambitious seniors who run the Academy’s Mobile Revolution company – now in its second year of existence at East Islip – designed and created their own booth for the show, and spent the day meeting customers and selling them over $16,000 worth of virtual products. These sales were calculated into their Virtual Enterprises final revenue numbers, making the students’ company once again financially successful.
Advice, expertise and assistance for this virtual company came from experts in the business world such as Rockefeller Group Technology Solutions CEO John Tarduno, who provided the Mobile Revolution team with a promotional display unit as well as a raffle iPad, and Capital One Bank Senior Vice President of Marketing Andrew Corrado, whose company donated workstations and other furniture that was essential for setting up the Business Academy office.
“This trade show is again the culmination of a year of planning, hard work and team effort for East Islip’s Mobile Revolution students,” said Career Academy director Israel Malinowitzer. “They proved that they are ready to compete in the global marketplace.”