News and Updates

Bria Rosenberg, Deborah Yede and Stephanie Barboza Shine @ CSUN Business Honors Association Banquet

Juniors Bria Rosenberg, Deborah Yede and Stephanie Barboza represented GHCHS DECA at the CSUN Business Honors Association Banquet on Friday evening. They presented certificates of appreciation to the mentors who helped our DECA team prepare for competition this spring, and shared insights on their experiences with the mentors. A short video was shown that shared the collaboration and educated the audience on the nature of DECA competitions. These three young ladies showed a lot of polish and poise in their presentation and in their networking efforts before the event began. You could not tell the difference between them and the senior BHA leadership team who ran the event. When you see them this week, congratulate them on a job well done.

We spent quite a bit of time talking to Dean Kenneth Lord, Associate Dean Christopher Jones and Dr. Barbara Gross (Director of the Business Honors Program). All three of these influential administrators are very supportive of expanding CSUN's collaboration with DECA and GBF. Dean Lord shared some exciting plans that will enhance the stature of CSUN's Entrepreneurship program in the near future. It is clear to me that CSUN is not looking to be a second tier business school, and is introducing the kinds of program features that exist at the top business schools (e.g. incubator start-up competitions that offer an opportunity to win venture capital to make new ideas become a reality). It's exciting to see this happening four blocks from our GHCHS campus. Their emerging entrepreneurial focus could accelerate the San Fernando Valley becoming a center of economic innovation in CA and the US at large. It will definitely align with Granada's program interests on many fronts, so more meaningful collaboration looks to be a certainty in the coming years.

Another important new contact was made with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI). A possibility exists for our students to intern with some of the most promising new business start-ups in Los Angeles.

Edina High School Visit

Edina HS Visit

Edina HS Visit

DECA Meets Mayor

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

DECA Meets Mayor

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Mitch Englander were all smiles meeting our talented GHCHS student interns during the Valley Industry Commerce Association's annual Business Forecast Conference at the Universal Sheraton. Twelve dedicated Global Business Finance students and members of the DECA student organization interned at the conference to practice skills like business networking and event management. Mayor Garcetti was the keynote speaker at the conference and took a few moments before going on stage to shake hands with every student and Mr. Andrew Nelson, GBF teacher and DECA advisor. 

DECA Places in International Finals

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Congratulations to our returning DECA business competition team who placed in the international finals, including Owen Setiadi in Accounting Applications and the two Stock Market Portfolio teams of Emma Foster, Brittney Alfaro, Emily Wang, Carly Small, Jennifer Xie, and Christopher Diaz.

Click here to read the Press Release.