Business intensive attracts international students
Published: Monday 7th August 2017
Students from around the world came together at the North Sydney Campus last month to take part in an Entrepreneurial Business Field Experience.
Students traveled from the USA, the UK, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Philippines, Indonesia and around Australia to participate in a two-week intensive study of business, innovation, entrepreneurship and digital disruption.
Designed and delivered by Maxine Bradshaw, 16 students visited the North Sydney Campus to take part in this innovative, engaging unit which is part of the Faculty of Law and Business’s winter school offering. The unit gives both international and local students an opportunity to embark on a journey of discovery, exploration and collaboration.
The two-week intensive study involved:
Hearing from inspirational speakers, including Shae Howard, ICT Category Director – IDG Digital Policy and Innovation, New South Wales Government Department of Finance Services and Innovation, and Michelle Caruso, Regional Manager NSW Business Chamber
Visit to ACU Collaborate Plus – discussion and workshop with entrepreneurs, John Westenberg from Speedlancer, and Kyle Wiebe, Micro Enterprise Facilitator for InCharge
Cisco group seminar on innovation with Veronica Marriott, Partner Delivery Executive, Kiran Karki, IT Engineer, Jeff Apcar, distinguished engineer and Cassandra Crothers, Sales Manager, Orly Winton College Intern
NSW business networking event included the opportunity to meet SME’s and start-ups and allowed student to practice their persuasion skills in an ‘elevator business pitch’ exercise
Exploring the ‘sharing economy’ and the growth of co-working spaces at Work Inc, with Work Inc founder Mark Davidson and General Manager Tom Fleming
North Sydney Council visit with Melissa Dunlop, Governance Coordinator – the visit included a student mock role play in the council chamber on a business proposal and a talk from Community and Business Engagement Officer James Marshall about the council’s strategic direction