Torrey Pines High senior attends national business program at UC Berkeley

Margaret "Carly" Auerbach

Torrey Pines High School senior Margaret “Carly” Auerbach was among the outstanding high school students from across the nation who gathered at the National Youth Leadership Forum for “Business Innovation — 8 Days to Startup,” an Envision program.

Held recently on the campus of UC Berkeley, the program provided high school students with the opportunity to gain insight into various aspects of the business world through interactive simulations, hands-on workshops, informative seminars and site visits.

“In addition to recognizing students as future business leaders, this eight-day program provided them with an exciting campus experience,” said Andrew Potter, the chief academic officer for Envision and NYLF Business Innovation. “They were challenged by real-world business issues and, along the way, will be able to better define themselves as they prepare for college and careers.”

“I was nominated to apply for the program, and I was thrilled to be accepted,” said Carly. “I was awarded a scholarship as part of my acceptance. The exposure to business formation and the entrepreneurial process was amazing. We were divided into smaller groups, and I was elected CEO. Meeting and working with kids from all over the world was great. Bringing our product to market was an exciting challenge.”

The program focused on business creation, globalization, personal leadership, and career opportunities in business across industries. Students gained a foundation in the field of business, enabling them to make informed choices about their future careers.

Carly is senior at Torrey Pines High School, where she has been an honor student enrolled in a curriculum of Advanced Placement courses. She plays beach volleyball and has a hobby of rock and roll photography, having published concert photos of John Mayer, Imagine Dragons and others. One of her concert photos of Taylor Swift was re-tweeted by the singer after her San Diego concert.

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