Challenge to improve skills for business
UNIVERSITY business students can launch their careers by applying their tertiary skills to an online business challenge that has been set by the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Its 2011 Student Challenge aims to take students out of the classroom and apply their business acumen, creative thinking and analytical abilities to a real-life business problem which is facing the environmental organisation Australian Conservation Foundation.
Institute chief executive Graham Meyer says undergraduate students will learn from and directly connect with high-profile members of the accounting profession, giving them an edge in what can be a highly competitive graduate jobs market.
He says it promises the winners a ‘‘definite career trajectory’’ with ‘‘money can’t buy experiences’’.
‘‘This year’s challenge will not only help participants boost their CV and network with prospective employers but also provides an exciting opportunity to help make a difference to a global economic issue,’’ he says.
There are two challenges offering differing rewards and tests, one being open to first-year students and the other to second, third and fourth-year students.
Undergraduate students in business, finance or accounting-related courses at any Australian university can enter now at www.student challenge.com.au
Entries close on August 31.