On Nov. 12, Business Club had a meeting in Mrs. Gellenbeck's room to listen to former Orange students discuss how they have used their knowledge of business in the real world. These two students were previously a part of DECA at the high school and have earned their place in the workforce.
The students have created their own brand from the ground up and have developed a company that is well known and respected. They have worked with popular social media influencers, such as Jake Paul, to create merch that they can then sell to their fans.
By showing students what their futures could possibly look like, it gives them a better idea of what they can work towards. College wasn’t the route for the speakers, but some students may find it necessary to achieve the career that they would like to have.
“From listening to the speakers, I realized that not everyone that plans to go into business has to go to college. However, it depends on what aspect of business they enjoy because in some circumstances it may be necessary,” senior Business Club member Anna Halleck said.
After the guest speakers spoke about their success after high school, the club made t-shirts for the Orange Apparel Co. The t-shirt company is managed by Business Club, as well as a semester long course that works on pressing shirts and running the company during the school day.
“Pressing shirts is very easy and I learned within a matter of minutes. Seeing the final product that you are able to produce is a cool experience,” Halleck said.
At the end of the club meeting, the students worked together to discuss and finalize plans for the National Business Honors Society ceremony. This ceremony is planned to honor those who are eligible for their hard work within their business courses.