Business club thrives
The main goal of the Business Club at Strake Jesuit is to bring together students with a common interest in private enterprise. The club educates its members about finance, economics, marketing, and other branches of business. In other words, the Business Club is all about cultivating real-world skills.
Other goals are to develop competent, ethical, forceful business leadership; strengthen the confidence of the students in themselves and their work; create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise; and encourage members in the development of individual projects that contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community.
Evan Whaley ’16 is currently President of the Business Club, which includes a chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), led by Champ Warren ’17. When does Evan enjoy about the club? He said, “I enjoy seeing so many students in our community who have a desire to learn about business.”
The Business Club is currently developing a plan to create a on-campus café that serves coffee, donuts, and other snacks to the SJ community for a fair price. In addition, they plan to have numerous speakers come to campus to share their story so we can learn from their experience what it takes to start and run a successful business.
Mr. Garcia, the club’s faculty advisor, stated, “We wanted to start a place where all of our students could come together and use the resources at their disposal to help build their portfolio. We strive to create a young business leader in America who has learned from those who succeed in the area and by providing a nationally recognized area of competition to build their skills. Members of the FBLA have personal connections to current and former members of The Senate and House of Representatives, Presidents and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, owners and managers of thriving local businesses, and many other business arenas that we collectively use as an important tool in building our knowledge and resumes. FBLA was designed to be a building block for students who seek careers in a business field.”
The business club’s educational and other programs are vital to the enrichment of the Strake Jesuit community.