As a high-school student, it's important to join extra-curriculars that you are passionate about. Whether it’s new friends you make, new things you learn, to using it on your resume, the community that is formulated through clubs and competitions are extremely useful! In fact, that's how our founders and team were able to meet each other in the first place. In this blog, you'll be able to find out about 4 business competitions that you can attend as a high school student for the upcoming year in Vancouver, in no particular order.
1 - Fuse Society: FUSE Society is a youth-led non-profit organization that works to promote accessibility to business literacy for youth across Canada. The traditional lecture-based model of learning alone is not enough to prepare students for a post-secondary future. As business literacy is relevant across all industries, it is more crucial than ever to work towards helping all youth gain relevant, hands-on experience through case-based and critical-thinking initiatives. Applications close soon (August 5th).
2 - Enhance: Enhance isn't just a business case competition. It strives to be an inspiration for young, future entrepreneurs; to be the opportunity that allows them to discover something within themselves, and enabling them to discover an entirely new passion for entrepreneurship or a desire to learn what the business field and case studies have to offer.
Enhance not only offers an unprecedented experience for business-minded individuals to participate in interactive workshops held by successful entrepreneurial professionals, but also allows participants to apply their new-found knowledge - their skills, their passion - through an extensive business simulation. Above all, we strive to prepare delegates for realistic case analyses by incorporating unique challenges, and twists, engaging not just logical ability, but creative flexibility as well.
Organized by a team of creative, passionate students, Enhance redefines what business case competitions can be from the ground up.
Early registrations are up now, and our COO, Kaito will be a workshop speaker!
3 - Prosper: Prosper redefines business case study competitions. In its second iteration, Prosper is new and continues to improve, unfettered by traditions of the best. Not only do we maintain the universal goal held by all to connect driven business enthusiasts in a competitive environment, but we also aim to be an empowering experience for high school students to delve into different fields of business and find their passions, regardless of their caliber or desire to compete. Held for approximately 180 high school students in the Greater Vancouver area, we facilitate a community of learning through our interactive workshops held by renowned business professionals that are catered to students who wish to simply learn in a conference-like fashion, and learners who wish to apply their knowledge in an intensive business simulation. Led by a seasoned team of high school students, we are so proud to share Prosper’s vision with like-minded individuals, and elevate what business case competitions can offer.
4 - Reveal Business Group: REVEAL Business Group (REVEAL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting personal and professional development. REVEAL was founded in 2012 by Felix Cheung and Vivian Yu, two students from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. Since its foundation, REVEAL is committed to presenting young business leaders with unique opportunities and valuable resources to push themselves beyond their comfort zones in realistic applications of their business knowledge and skills.
REVEAL started with REVEAL Competition, a three-day experience that combined a business case, an online simulation, and live mini-challenges to test students’ business acumen. With an executive team of driven undergraduate students and recent graduates, REVEAL successfully launched its first business competition in November of 2012, with over 150 delegates, judges, sponsors, and guests that joined us throughout the weekend. After celebrating the success realized in our inaugural year, REVEAL aimed to continue building the personal and professional development of our generation’s leaders, innovators, and thinkers.
Currently, their flagship event is the IGNITE Competition, a similar event targeted at senior high school students. For more information about this case competition, click the button below.