In a successful attempt to raise money and help clubs all over the school advertise their existence, the BSGE Business Club hosted a club fair. It took place on Tuesday, November 10, in the school cafeteria. From 2:30 to 4:30 the club ran for students only, and then it continued from 6:00 to 8:00 during the open house for families, too. When asked about the process for creating the event, Carolyn Wang ’16 explained that the BBC first came up with the idea last June, and started planning to make it a reality by the end of September. She said that the most important concern the club had was to make sure that there would be enough people participating for the event to be profitable. Due to the vast number of new clubs this year, that did end up being the case.
These new clubs were a product of the new CAS project. This year, for the first time, every IB Diploma student has to participate in a group project, and many chose to do that by starting a new club. Much of the business the club fair got came from these clubs, such as the new rock band. While clubs with a long history at this school, such as Junior Council and Yearbook, did have stations, it is safe to say that the new influx of clubs this year was a large part in the fair’s success.