SJC to Host Annual Business Leadership Competition for High School Students

December 01, 2014

Patchogue, N.Y. – December 1, 2014St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that it will host the Young Professionals Chamber of Commerce’s (YPCC) 12th Annual Business Leadership Competition in the John A. Danzi Athletic Center located on its Long Island Campus in Patchogue, New York on Wednesday, December 3. This is the second consecutive year that SJC will host the all-day event.

This year, 385 students from 21 high schools across Long Island will be challenged to demonstrate their knowledge in the in the areas of retail marketing, graphic design, public relations, hospitality services, entrepreneurship, travel and tourism, human resources, sports management,  entertainment marketing, not-for-profit fundraising and job interview skills. Students can participate individually or in teams of two during the events.

“SJC is thrilled to once again partner with the YPCC and Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce for this exciting event,” said Gail Lamberta, Ph.D., associate academic dean of SJC’s Long Island Campus. “This unique program, which promotes educational interaction and participation among high school students, will afford students the opportunity to practice and apply ideas and skills that foster professional and intellectual maturity.”

A division of the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, the YPCC engages high school and college students and young entrepreneurs in the Long Island community by enhancing their leadership skills in a professional environment. The YPCC is a student-run membership organization, with activities led by students, educators and business leaders working together.

Last year, more than 300 students from 14 high schools participated in the annual competition. For more information, call 631.423.6100 or email [email protected].

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.