Sydney Logan, a THS senior, earned a coveted spot in the second LEAD Summer Business Institute (SBI) at the Emory University Goizueta Business School in Atlanta, GA.
LEAD Scholars navigated through an intense personal and academic experience – intended to inspire and develop the skill sets necessary to succeed in business. Throughout the program, they were exposed to a wide variety of business topics, issues, and functions; they were prepared for the college selection and application process and were given a sense of the career opportunities that exist in business. The three week program emphasized an academic survey of disciplines and skills (e.g. accounting, sports marketing, negotiations, leadership, working in teams, communication skills, corporate and social responsibility, and business plan development) for the study and practice of business management. Students also visited corporations including Chik-fil-A, CNN, Delta Airlines and Coca Cola for exposure to corporate executives and business functions within each company.
LEAD scholars worked with a widely representative group of renowned Goizueta Business School faculty. Classroom sessions enabled project teams to develop and write detailed business plans. At the end of the program, there was a business competition in which the plans were presented to staff and faculty. The process used to complete this assignment is very similar to the one used by MBA students at Goizueta. Other sessions included interviewing/resume writing, presentation skills and a session with Emory admissions.
Sydney’s team, with members from Puerto Rico and Texas, won the case competition at Emory. They have moved through two additional rounds of competition, using remote technology, as part of the first-ever LEADing for Life challenge, where winning teams from Emory, Lehigh University and Northwestern University present their business proposals and are now one of three teams to travel to Florida in November for the Finals.
Congratulations Sydney! We wish you continued success and best wishes at the Finals Competition - Teaneck High School and the Teaneck Community are proud of you.