Submitted By: East San Gabriel Valley ROP/TC
Reyna Jacques and the Business Management Program
I believe the business management class is a good class for anyone, not just people who want to start a business. Whether I decide to start a business or not, the things I am learning will help me in many ways.
Currently, I am interning as part of our 60 community classroom hours. Mrs. Candida set up an internship at the West Covina City Hall. This internship enforces the functions of business. I can see how the infrastructure of business works within a city. The purchasing department is a great place to see first-hand what it takes to become a business owner. I observe patrons coming in to pay and apply for business licenses. I file papers that the city pays out to local vendors to keep the city running. It's been really interesting to see the city is a business in itself. It's also insightful to see all that it takes to run a city. Now that I have read a majority of the class textbook, I see business everywhere. I see how companies target customers and I know why. I see how branding effects peoples buying habits. With all this knowledge I feel like a better consumer, employee, student and most important-entrepreneur. My personal skills in responsibility, flexibility and patience are growing. My skills in communication, decision making and organizing are being practiced daily because I know that these things will get me ahead in life.
Mrs. Candida has been a great mentor and teacher. She gives us exercises that makes us think and re-enforce the fundamentals we learn. Mrs. Candida helps me look toward the future and never give up on my dreams. She encourages me to keep learning and always ask questions. I am more than grateful for her [leadership over] this class. I believe she is a huge asset to students.
~Reyna Jacques, ROP Student