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Careers in Business (CIB) Aug/Sept Article



Careers In Business (CIB)

August/September 2023


We are so blessed to have two classes this year due to the increase in enrollment numbers. Personally, I’m very excited and thankful to teach so many students and am enjoying the first week with them. ☺ 

The first several days of class students spent time getting to know one another through different games (see photo), ice breakers, and conversation. We are focusing on communication skills as they are the most important skill set in any career. It takes skill to have conversations with people you don’t know or that you may disagree with. We discuss what we’ve learned about real life situations in school, sports, and the workplace. Their first test is Tuesday, September 5th! After that, students will quickly dive into writing college business proposals, different types of business letters, and memos. They will also begin using MS Word to help them accomplish their writing. 

CIB II has another group of wonderful seniors who have an internship at local businesses. Some of the students began in the beginning of June to accommodate their busy school schedule and have been working all summer long while others have just started. It was the student’s responsibility to find their own internship. Each one has done a fantastic job and I’m so proud of them! Below is a list of the students, their home school, and their placements. 

Daneli Ayala, Pearl City, Brown’s Shoe Fit

Ethan Baker, Pecatonica, German American Bank

Benjamin Briggs, Orangeville, Matzke Diesel & Equipment Service

Jordan DoBran, Pecatonica, Clear Perspective Advisors

In addition to their internships, they will be working on portfolios, college and career papers, volunteering, and presentations just to name a few things. I’m looking forward to seeing how much they grow in their respective fields during the school year.