In the image above, Chinazo Okey-Dike (left) and Lindsey Hardin from Stockdale High School in Bakersfield, CA learn they won first place nationwide in a human resources competition from Virtual Enterprises International.
We are delighted to share that two high school students at Stockdale High School in Bakersfield, CA who learn from the Rubin Emerge curriculum have taken first place in a national human resources competition.
Congratulations to Chinazo Okey-Dike and Lindsey Hardin — along with their teacher, Brian Devitt — for the top prize at the recent national human resources competition hosted by Virtual Enterprises International (VE).
VE is an educational nonprofit that allows students to create and manage their own businesses and gain entrepreneurial and managerial skills throughout the experience.
Okey-Dike and Hardin worked together on a presentation for how to onboard new employees at their team’s clothing line, Arachne Apparel. Over the course of four competition rounds, the duo took first place out of 192 participating schools.
Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, Devitt integrated lessons from Emerge into his Canvas courses. Okey-Dike, Hardin and their classmates learned important skills like email etiquette, LinkedIn communication, job interview preparation and more.
Emerge stresses a communication style that’s brief and to the point yet friendly and approachable.
Congrats to Okey-Dike and Hardin for the national honors. At Rubin, we believe when you write and speak well, you open new doors.
The tandem in Bakersfield is proof!
In the image above, you see a slide from the human resources presentation led by high school students Chinazo Okey-Dike and Lindsey Hardin. The two-person team explained the onboarding process for their company, Arachne Apparel, and then won first prize in the HR competition out of 192 schools.