A Richmond youth is encouraging other high school students to join a business case competition taking place next year.
Danny Zhu, chair of Prosper Vancouver, said students such as himself lack opportunities in the Lower Mainland to see what business debates are like and having first-hand experience is the best way to learn.
“There isn’t really many opportunities for high school students to learn more about business debates other than learning on your own or attending clubs, and that alone isn’t even enough if you want to pursue a career in the industry,” said Zhu, who is graduating from St. Georges in Vancouver this year.
“My family’s background is in business and I knew I’ve always wanted to pursue this career path, but I really wish I had more opportunities like this when I was younger.”
Prosper Vancouver, an annual Canadian youth business conference, is hosting a case competition for high school students and an opportunity to learn from professionals and organizations such as National Bank, Ernst & Young, and Junior Achievement of British Columbia.
Students from across North America can participate in the organization’s case competition in teams of four or five, or they can sign up independently and be placed into a team.
Teams will debate against each other on a business-related topic, which will be judged by a panelist.
The winning team will win a $2,000 cash prize.
The Prosper Vancouver conference will be held on June 4, 2022 at UBC Sauder School of Business building for students in the Lower Mainland and online for those outside the Lower Mainland.
For more information, visit https://www.prospervancouver.org/about-us