Year 10 students to gain business and career tips

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Year 10 students to gain business and career tips


27 May 2014

About 260 high school students will join workshops with a broad range of successful business people tomorrow (Wednesday 28 May) as part of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s annual Business Enterprise Day.

The event at USC’s Innovation Centre auditorium encourages Year 10 students from across the Coast to continue studying business subjects in secondary and tertiary education to help develop exciting careers.

It is a collaboration between USC’s Faculty of Arts and Business and the Business Educators’ Association of Queensland Sunshine Coast branch.

“The day’s activities put some real world experience to the students’ school studies and highlight the diversity of careers and types of businesses operated in this region,” said USC’s Acting Head of School of Business Dr Peter Baxter.

The morning keynote speaker will be international business consultant Bruce Jones-Walker, the founder and director of BJW Consulting.

“The days of being defined by a single job title are vanishing,” he said.

“The future of business is project-based, rather than role-based and the people who will thrive in this kind of economy are labelled ‘Generation Flux’.”

The afternoon keynote speaker will be Grant Smith, principal of Century 21 Grant Smith Property.

“Working with kids and entrepreneurship is something I’m passionate about so I’m always happy to help,” he said.

— Julie Schomberg

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