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ECU Business Experience giving school students an extra edge

Thursday, 30 September 2010


ECU welcomed school students from across the Perth metropolitan area on Friday, 17 September for the inaugural ECU Business Experience, an interactive day of events where participants met like-minded individuals while being exposed to a university environment.

Seven schools participated in this year’s challenge, which saw teams of six students from years 10 and 11 participate in the ECU Business Edge workshop which focussed on developing participants' business communication and presentation skills.

Following the morning workshop, students were given four hours to complete a comprehensive case study, which they presented in front of a panel of judges from across the University.

The judges assessed the teams on their ability to create quality solutions to the problems, applying teamwork skills and effective presentation.

The winning team was announced at an awards reception held at the Kurongkurl Katitjin Art Gallery at the end of the day, with the students from Wesley College announced as the overall winners.

Wesley College’s Headmaster, Mr David Gee, said the ECU Business Experience challenge was a great learning experience for his students.

“The Wesley students put in a true team effort, with each boy contributing to the presentation of their analysis.”

The winning students were Jack Coughlin, Darren Sweeney, Darren Wee, David Silberman, Meng-Yeow Lim and Wesley Moore and were accompanied on the day by their teacher, Ms Kathy Krajcar.

Each winning student received a prize, and the school was also presented with a cheque for $750.

For more information on the challenge, visit the ECU Faculty of Business and Law webpage.


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