Onondaga JR/SR High School

International Business Internship Program

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Dylan Price

Class of 2021
Dylan Price

Class of 2021

My name is Dylan Price and I am a sophomore at Onondaga JR/SR High School in Upstate New York. I have taken several advanced classes with honors: Algebra Regents with Honors, Geometry with Honors, AP World History and Algebra II with Honors.

I have been Class President for 3 years fundraising over $5,000, setting a school record. I am a founding member of Model United Nations. I am the treasurer of National Junior Honor Society and Student Council I also participate in Spanish Club and Key Club. I am the publisher and writer at my school newspaper. In 2016 and 2018 I was an intern on Congressman John Katko's reelection campaign. I also volunteer am a volunteer for Bob Antonacci who is running for New York State Senate.

I run cross country, wrestle and run track. In wrestling, I am a one-time state qualifier and placed 3rd at Sectionals three times. My other interests are: economics, the stock market, politics/election, law and public policy. Some of strengths are: leadership, public speaking and writing.

I joined IBIP to gain real-world experience in business. By participating in IBIP I will help a motivated business owner and hard-working people in Bauchi State Nigeria. IBIP will also help me in applying for college and when hopefully running a company  someday.

Natalie Price

Class of 2023
Natalie Price

Class of 2023

My name is Natalie Price and I am a 8th grader at Onondaga Jr./Sr. High in Upstate New York

I am Class President and was Vice President last year.I participate in Newspaper club, Model United Nations, and Student Council.

I swim for a competitive swim team. I have been swimming for 7 years and have recently qualified for championship meets in the 100 and 50 Freestyle.

Nicole Dooley

Class of 2021
Nicole Dooley

Class of 2021

My name is Nicole Dooley.  I am a sophomore and attend Onondaga Jr/Sr High School.  Throughout school I have taken honor classes in various subjects.  After school I am involved in clubs including President of newspaper club, spanish, Model United Nations, Key Club and National Junior Honor Society.

I am involved in student council and am the vice president of my class for the second year in a row.  All school year I participate in athletics including varsity cross country, junior varsity basketball and varsity softball.

I am joining IBIP because it is a good experience to have in high school.  There are benefits for both the participants and I. I am very interested in the medical field and I believe that this program could help me pursue that later in my life and help me get into a college that will also help me pursue this interest of mine.

Our Business Partner: Fish Farming

Business Owner: Shehu Gagare

 

Business Location: GRA Anguwan Shugaba. Firo, Tun Village, Yali Ward. Gajuwa LGA – Bauchi State

 

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Our Challenges

How to treat chlorine in the water

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Vaccine for newly hatched fish to reduce their mortality rate

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How to boast/increase the oxygen level in the tanks

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Our Solutions

Solution 1: Organizing Finances

Shehu’s finances were in disarray. Any entrepreneur will tell you that the first step to success is having control of finances. To combat this problem we designed two spreadsheets and receipts for Shehu. By filling out the receipts Shehu will have the information he needs to fill out his spreadsheet. The first spreadsheet is recorded revenue and sales. The second spreadsheet is to record costs and expenses. After a given period of time, Shehu will be able to compare the two spreadsheets and determine his process. The implementation of these spreadsheets began in the Spring of 2019.

Solution 2: Marketing & Advertising

Shehu struggled will advertising. For starters, we officially named his fish farm Shehu Gagare Fish Farming. In a similar fashion, we found a logo for his business to use. Based on his logo and using Shehu’s contact information we designed a flyer to advertise. As a result of this solution, Shehu now has a world-class advertising strategy.

Solution 3: Reducing Costs

The cost of imported fish feed is astronomically expensive, representing 45% of Shehu’s costs. In order for Shehu’s Fish Farm to slash expense and increase profits, Shehu must produce his own fish feed. To do this we will obtain a compressor/grinder which will be manual since Nigeria has unreliable electricity. In addition, Shehu will give local unemployed teenagers who also do not attend school apprenticeships on the fish farm will include producing feed. The ingredients will match the current Zeigler fish feed he uses and will be purchased from local farmers. Estimates based on experts in Nigeria using local prices, show this can reduce the cost of fish feed from 12,000 nairas to 3,000-6,000 nairas, a 50-75% reduction. With the increased profits he will almost be able to double the amount of tanks he has every year. Not only will this solution increase profits it will be healthier for fish since the ingredient will be more natural. Furthermore, this feed is the same feed that pigs, cows, goats, and chickens eat. This gives Shehu a new opportunity to branch out his business by selling affordable feed to local farmers/herders. In summary, this drastically helps Shehu’s Fish Farm allowing him to save money and expand, teaches unemployed teenagers a skill they will have for life and gives local farmers access to affordable feed, helping their bottom line.