21 May 2013
The next generation of business entrepreneurs will get real life examples of what exciting future prospects await them at the annual Business Enterprise Day tomorrow (Wednesday 22 May).
More than 270 Year 10 high school students are booked in to attend the day, which will be held from 9.30am-2pm at USC’s Innovation Centre Auditorium.
The event, which will include workshops and presentations from 30 local business experts and two keynote speakers, is part of a long-term partnership between the University of the Sunshine Coast’s (USC) Faculty of Arts and Business and the Business Educators Association of Queensland (BEAQ).
The Keynote speakers will be Sea FM/Hot 91.9 FM station manager John Williams and Kadoe Commercial Coatings manager Carolyn Thomson.
A USC student ambassador Elliot White also will give a presentation about the University’s award-winning Headstart program for senior high school students.
USC’s Head of the School of Business Professor Michael Clements said the University was committed to providing and encouraging direct links between students and successful local business entrepreneurs.
“Students will hear from experts from industries such as business and financial planning, e-commerce, real estate, insurance and banking to pharmaceutical, humanitarian aid, health and environmental sectors,” Professor Clements said.
“These experts will show students how business practices can be applied to any aspect of life and the endless future career opportunities they can generate.”
— Jessica Halls