Molloy has added Virtual Enterprise as a senior elective. Students in Virtual Enterprise intellectually conceive and implement their own online businesses. They oversee a virtual marketplace and can spend hypothetical money on each other’s businesses. To run their virtual enterprise successfully, students must strategize and learn aspects of finance, marketing, research, public relations, and internal governing structure.
Seniors in Mr. Touzin’s Virtual Enterprise class recently participated in a team-building exercise. In teams of five, students had 18 minutes to build the tallest free-standing structure using 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow must be on top. The activity promoted group problem solving, collaboration, strategy, and communication.