Islip High School’s two Virtual Enterprise International teams, FlexFuel and WaveSync, recently participated in the annual Long Island Regional Leadership Conference at Long Island University. Student executives from high schools all over Long Island gathered on Oct. 27 to learn and explore key leadership characteristics alongside industry professionals and mentors. Students worked in small groups based on the positions they hold in their respective firms. In these groups, students worked together to use critical thinking and leadership skills to address case studies and workplace challenge scenarios. Winning presentations from each breakout room advanced to the main stage of LIU’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. WaveSync CMO Erica De Lapi was one of the students chosen to present to the larger audience due to her innovative ideas and public speaking abilities.
“This event was an invaluable opportunity for our business students to network with their peers, mentors and industry professionals,” VE teacher Danielle McMullan said. “It was a great kickoff to the 2023-2024 Virtual Enterprise school year.”