About Me Information Personal Goals
I am a Senior at Neuqua Valley High School. I am a member of the Spectrum Accounting and Finance Team. I have outstanding experience in business because of the classes I have taken at Neuqua. I have now taken Business Orientation, Finance, Accounting 1. I am currently enrolled in Virtual Enterprise International and Macroeconomics. I will soon be taking Microeconomics and Business Management. I will attend the University of Iowa in the fall of 2019. There, I plan to study Kinesiology and Marketing.
I hope to take my VEI experience into the real world. After I finish my education, I plan to get a job as a personal trainer. After gaining experience in that subject field, my long term goal is opening up a gym that is accepting and welcoming to anyone interested in fitness.
Spectrum was founded in 2018 with hopes of simplifying party planning with innovative ideas. The party packages are a one-stop shop for all of your party planning needs. They include everything from decorations and entertainment to setup and cleanup services. Whether you are planning a sweet sixteen party or an employee promotion celebration, Spectrum will have the perfect party package. Spectrum strives to ensure that you can have a party with “All the Fun with None of the Stress”.
Collective Commitments for Spectrum
- Work together to create a safe and engaging work environment
- Create an experience for a customer they will not forget
- Use social media to network with other companies and have sales going through the roof
- Expand our company and grow using our previous years outcomes
- Be passionate about our product and company values
Career Readiness Dimensions
Leadership: A company cannot function without leadership. Spectrum is a company that is built on leadership, which is why our company is successful internally. With a properly lead company, work is more productive and done more precisely. With divided leadership, the company has more of a democratic style of decision making. Personally, I think my greatest roll in leadership in this company has come from my hard work on company documents. Specifically I am in charge of payroll with one other person. Below is an example of my work. I have provided a transaction of one week of payroll to the employees that my partner and I have performed. Spectrum pays biweekly paychecks, therefore I am constantly working on salaries. In addition, since some positions change, I make changes in salaries according to positions. In this skill, I would rank myself 8/10 because although I do demonstrate a great deal of leadership, I still have some work to do with coping and responding to other people's requests. In the future, I plan on growing and exercising my leadership skills in order to become a great employee. I have already started working on this skill, however there is always room to get better!
Professional: Professional accountability is significant because it assures responsibility within a company. Without accountability, a company will be unorganized. If a company is professional, work will be done by deadlines, employees will work better together, and people will overall get along better in the workplace. To me, I believe that I am very professional in the work place. Although this skill goes usually untaught, I picked it up from working in such a great environment. In addition I am a very mature person. I understand that when something needs to be done by a certain time, it will be done on time and done completely. I think that in every company, like Spectrum, there are people who don't finish work on time or do their work poorly. I believe that undisciplined workers don't need to be fired, just taught the right way to work. I take pride in having professional accountability and my goal is to help spread that pride to others. I would rate myself a 9/10 in this category because there is always room for improvement. I like to believe that this is one of my strongest categories in career dimensions. In the future I plan to work on my professional accountability through socializing less in the given work day. Below is an example of the work that I perform and is a part of my job. I was assigned to create a projected income statement for our company's business plan. This shows accountability because I finished the work given to me on time and completely.
Link to the Income Statement.
Link to the Income Statement.
Core Technology Skills: I would consider myself a technological person. I believe my technology skills have benefited the company in some way. I am very skilled with Microsoft Excel, Word, and specifically being organized in both. A great example of that from this month, is the updated Income statement that I worked on. With this task, I really focused on making sure my numbers were correct and that everything was easy to read and organized. Personally, I would rate myself an 8/10 in this category. I still see room for improvement and efficiency, however technological skills do come easy to me. In the future, I'd like to improve my efficiency skills in this category. I think that when I start to use these skills more, that I will be able to get things done faster and better. Below is the ling to the new Income Statement. I have been practicing my finance skills lately with playing a fake investing game on Investopedia.com. The way the game works, is you are given a set amount of money, and you get to take that money and invest it into any real stock in the New York Stock Exchange. I think I have really started to expand my knowledge with finance and hope to bring my new learned information to the workplace. I have also improved my online skills, learning how to manage this website to further my knowledge.
Functional: I am very skilled in this category. I am up-to-date in general business dynamics, understand and know where and how to apply accounting and financial concepts to my work, and show strong quantitative ability for the company. Personally, I would rate myself a 9/10 because I still want to work on function specific skills, such as my Core Technology Skills in my other Business Dimension. Below I will include a screen shot of what I have researched to increase efficiency of our company on how we could save money on transporting our product, while doing it quickly and safely. In the future, I see room for improvement on more specific business dynamics and understanding so I can apply more knowledge to my work.
Here is my research
Here is my research