Nearly 300 students from 13 Long Island high schools participated Wednesday in the annual Ready. Set. Lead Business Competition at St. Joseph’s University, New York’s Long Island Campus.
The young participants were challenged to demonstrate their business skills and knowledge through a series of business-related scenarios and topics that included entrepreneurship, health care, hospitality services, finance and technology.
University staffers were on hand to carry out mock interviews with the high schoolers and evaluate their presentations. Students were given five minutes to make their presentations.
Awards were given in the following 10 categories:
• Retail marketing
• Hospitality Services
• Sports and Entertainment Marketing
• Nonprofit Fundraising
• Design and Branding
• Human Resources
• Health Care
• Interview Skills
• Center Moriches
• Half Hollow Hills East