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Virtual Enterprises Students Tell Their Stories Inside the Internships

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Students in the Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) entrepreneurship program are more than ready to make real contributions to organizations in need of their energy and skills. VEI participants from high schools around the city described their paid summer internship experiences with New York business. Some students are native New Yorkers, others are recent transplants. Each will carry a lasting memory of their first summer job, first boss, first paycheck.

Thanks to support from JP Morgan Chase & Co.  for the second year, VEI students had the opportunity to spend six weeks learning and contributing to the organizations listed above — for-profit, non-profit and government agencies. These outstanding internship hosts represent a combination of established and growing businesses spanning different industries and markets,  each offering valuable working opportunities for graduating VEI students.

CTE Students Sweep Young Entrepreneurs Awards in Staten Island Competition

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YEAlogoMost of the thirteen finalists in last week’s Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy competition are students in Career and Technical Education programs, showcasing their abilities for the leaders of the business community on Staten Island. In her “Shark Tank” pitch, Tottenville High School student Danielle Aylmer combined her entrepreneurial talents and her Dental Technology learning to achieve the first place honor , winning $1,125 for her business and a trip to the national competition in Rochester, New York in May. Other students from New Dorp High School and Susan Wagner High School represented Virtual Enterprise programs, and the remaining finalists came from Ralph R. McKee CTE High School and Staten Island Technical High School

From the YEA Facebook page:

YEA! is a groundbreaking program that takes sophomore and junior students through the process of starting and launching a real business over the course of a an academic year. Beginning in the fall, high school students at Staten Island public high schools have the unique opportunity to start and launch their own REAL businesses or social movements by participating in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!).

Over the course of the year, students brainstorm ideas, write business plans, pitch their plans to a group of investors, obtain funding, launch their enterprise and actually sell their products or services. Along the way they file paperwork with the County Clerk’s office; work with business professionals to, among other things, build a brand identity and create a website; hear from local business owners; and participate in a Trade Show.

Citywide Business Plan Competition Showcases Students from Twenty-Two Virtual Firms

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On January 17, twenty-two student firms in the city’s Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) program came together to pitch their businesses in the  2014 New York Citywide Business Plan Competition. VEI posted a description  and photos of the event which culminated in Finals at the offices of industry partner Deloitte:

Solarity Shines Brightest at Strongest New York Citywide Business Plan Competition

The winner, Solarity of New Dorp High School on Staten Island, goes on to the national competition during the 2014 Youth Business Summit on April 1-3.

NY1-TV Covers the Virtual Enterprise Trade Fair

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NY1 News' Roger Clark reported from this week's Virtual Enterprises gathering of VE students, teachers and even some parents from around the world: The 13th annual Virtual Enterprises International Trade Fair at the 69th Regiment Ar... Read more