The business industry is tough. However, for Lynn Ha (Garey High ’13) it will be easier thanks to the REACH Summer Business Camp, hosted at the University of La Verne.  This three week long camp provided a variety of opportunities for students to learn about business. Lynn explained that for the majority of the three weeks, she took business related classes, such as marketing, accounting, and website building. She also went on field trips to different companies including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Edison, and the local dam. Since housing was provided at the University of La Verne for the camp, Lynn also got to experience some aspects of college life.

In the last week of the camp, students groups were asked to develop a hypothetical company. In her group, Lynn was the finance supervisor for Fit For Me, a footwear company specializing in custom shoes. Lynn was teamed up with Monica Lopez (also a Bright Prospect student), Ashley Hite, Sujla McKinney, Tony Cermeno, and Brandon Avalos. Students utilized all aspects of business and researched demographics, markets, production costs, and advertisements. The company was then presented to a panel of judges comprised of professors and actual business owners. Lynn’s group was deemed the best company, and her team won a cash prize. Lynn described the camp as an “eye opening” experience that confirmed her desire to pursue a career in the finance industry. She loved talking about her journey. “Marketing is something I was amazed by.”