This past semester (fall 2017) a group of talented students from the Business Practice Firm class were given the task of creating a business and selling a product in order to profit from the work. The class collaborated on many small business ideas, ultimately deciding on a candle company. With the holiday season in full swing, they decided candles not only make great gifts, but they become increasingly popular as the cooler winter months approach.
Like an “actual” business, students had many different roles: Marketing, Human Resources, Accounting and Production. Departments met each week to share their progress and brainstorm any potential issues and prepare for the week ahead.
The candles were homemade with soy wax in a variety of fragrances and colors. The scents included caramel apple, cranberry, pumpkin spice, and vanilla; and, were produced in the Moraine Park Technical College kitchen by the Production Team.
All of the proceeds – $688.20 – were donated to those affected by the 2017 Hurricane Disasters; specifically, All Hands Volunteers.
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— by Rebecca Moehr-Lambrecht
Choosing a career path that will alter the rest of your life can be an overwhelming and scary task. Careful consideration must go into your interests and your needs. Everyone chooses their “forever” in a different manner, but for me, I chose my “forever” based on several factors that my life needed and wanted.
Our Business Practice Firm class requires us to explore the real business world within a classroom setting. Our team collaborated on many small business ideas, ultimately deciding on a candle company. With the holiday season upon us, we decided candles not only make great gifts, but they become increasingly popular as we near the cooler winter months.
Do you enjoy working with others, have good oral and written communication skills, possess strong organizational skills, and project a professional attitude and image?
If so, we have three great reasons to consider a career as an Administrative Professional:
— Written by Dawn Weber, Administrative Professional student and December 2016 graduate
Hello Friends! My name is Dawn Weber.
I am a widow and mother of three children. I am very much involved in my community. Not only am I a football mom, wrestling mom, golf mom, baseball mom, and softball mom, but I
Comfort Cups “N” Sweets is a business started by 14 students in the Business Practice Firm class at Moraine Park Technical College. This class is required in the Administrative Professional, Business Management, and Human Resource Programs. The class provides students with real life experience and utilizes the skills they’ve acquired throughout their program. Within the first few weeks of class students decide what their business will be for the semester.