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ECU students lead the way at CHOGM 2011

Tuesday, 27 September 2011


  • Faculty of Business and Law Workplace Opportunities Co-ordinator Ms Janet Simmons with Premier Colin Barnett at the Volunteering WA CHOGM 2011 Volunteer Program launch event in April

    Faculty of Business and Law Workplace Opportunities Co-ordinator Ms Janet Simmons with Premier Colin Barnett at the Volunteering WA CHOGM 2011 Volunteer Program launch event in April

Nine ECU Business students have been specially selected to act as Team Leaders during the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

The students have been working with Volunteering WA as Administration Support Volunteers since May, helping to recruit and train 500 other volunteers in preparation for the CHOGM event in October.

Due to their enthusiasm and dedication to their volunteer roles, Volunteering WA have offered all of the Administration Support Volunteers new roles as Team Leaders during the event. As Team Leaders, the students will be managing the daily operation of the event, with some working out of the Volunteering WA headquarters, and some on the front line at the event.

The successful students are:

  • Sarah Baydoun
  • Joshua Behiels
  • Aaron Camm
  • Jessica Daw
  • Kali Fort
  • Dominic Lindsay
  • Scott Radici
  • Daniela van Wyk
  • Rebecca Wang

Ms Tracey Soltys, Volunteering WA CHOGM 2011 Project Manager, was very impressed with the students’ commitment to their volunteer roles so far.

“Each and every one of the students has been so dedicated and committed to the program. Their enthusiasm and drive has helped Volunteering WA succeed in its effort to recruit for CHOGM 2011. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with them,” she said.

The students will complete extensive Team Leader training over the next few weeks.

Earlier this year at the Volunteering WA CHOGM 2011 Volunteer Program launch event, Premier Colin Barnett praised ECU’s involvement in the task force, and highlighted the unique opportunity that it presented for students.

“It is great that ECU students will be involved in CHOGM, in partnership with Volunteering WA. Students from different countries may have the opportunity to meet representatives from their home countries,” he said.

More information

For more information on the workplace opportunities available to students in the Faculty of Business and Law, contact Ms Janet Simmons.

Workplace Opportunities Co-ordinator
Ms Janet Simmons
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5970
Email: j.simmons@ecu.edu.au

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