Tucson International Academy (TIA) has been building a magnificent Business Program for the students. TIA high school students create their own companies, work out the financials and a 5-year plan for that company, make a website, create a marketing plan along with brochures and so much more. Part of this program is Interview Day.
The TIA Business Program also helps to prepare the students for college by getting them ready for job interviews. Business week is an opportunity for students to get a taste of corporate America. Whether the students decide to go to a business college or a university of their dreams or it’s a job that they get, at the end of the Busines Week, what students have is a lot of experience. They have the opportunity to interview for their dream careers and professions that they really want feedback for.
Many Local Companies Participate in Interview Day
TIA is fortunate to have representatives from local businesses and agencies from Tucson that cover a variety of opportunities come to Interview Day to help interview the students. This week TIA had local law enforcement, military, creative arts, media, veterinarians, veterinarian assistants, education, biotech, engineering and all kinds of other opportunities for the students to interview with.
Showcase: BOSC Beauty – A New TIA Student Created Business
During the Business Interview Day, TIA was able to showcase one business (BOSC Beauty) that a group of their high school students created through the High School Business Program. This student-led company delivered its mission statement, its business plan and also their 5-year plan for the future of the business. They shared their website, products, how and why they created the company, their pamphlets, who they are and the different positions they hold within the company.
The business BOSC Beauty consists of jewelry and a soon to be an accessory line at affordably priced products. The main goal of their company is to share today’s beauty trends at an affordable price. Their website lists the products in different categories based on the personalities of their group, so it’s easier for a customer to find what they like based on a personality type. The students feel they will be able to expand their product line into stores within 5 years and bring more jobs into the Tucson area because of the business. Even though their business is mostly online, BOSC Beauty is a local company. They cater to the English speaking market but since TIA teaches all their students Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, they also will cater to those markets as well. You can find them at boscbeauty.wixsite.com/boscbeauty
A Special Thanks to All the Businesses That Participated in Interview Day at TIA
Amy Autret – Tucson Police Dept CSI
Andrew Bevington – PIMA County Superintendent’s Office
Samantha Blake – Tucson Police Dept CSI
Lt. Ashley Carey – Air Force
Cynthia Carsten – Tucson Medical Center
Dr. Eric Conidez – Pain Institute of Southern Arizona
Kim Ebeling – Ebeling Events
Evan Gray Davis – J3 Effect
James Donovan – RAYTHEON
Marisela Felix – Sunnyside Unified School District
Gwen Gorbette – PIMA
Mark McKenna – Prestamos CDFI Chicanos Por la Causa
John Morgan & fellow officers – Tucson Police Dept
Kimberly Neal – Eastland Alley Design Co.
Steven Schneider – Sanfordhealth.org
Sunshine Watson – Southern Arizona Veterinary Clinic
Dustin Williams – PIMA County Superintendent
Dr. Jennifer Herrera – TIA Superintendent