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Business students ‘One Step Ahead’

By Louise Errington

Kormilda College students (from left) Chelsea Moyd-Monagle, Bailey Hetherington-Tait and Indi Shugg at CDU’s FUN101 event Kormilda College students (from left) Chelsea Moyd-Monagle, Bailey Hetherington-Tait and Indi Shugg at CDU’s FUN101 event

Hundreds of budding entrepreneurs, accountants, marketers and economists recently converged on Casuarina campus as part of Charles Darwin University’s School of Business inaugural FUN101 – One Step Ahead event.

The event for Year 10 and 11 students featured interactive activities, including a viral marketing video competition and “Plan Your Own Enterprise” challenge, to inform them about study options and careers in business.
 
Year 11 Kormilda College student Bailey Hetherington-Tait was one of the actors in the winning video, created by fellow student Paige Peek, in the viral marketing video competition.

He said the activity opened his eyes to creative ways to apply new-found business knowledge.

“Our advertisement was for a brand of tea, and featured a tough, tea-drinking zombie-killer,” Bailey said. “We wanted to step away from the traditional style of tea advertising to come up with a creative and funny approach to marketing a very common product.”

A dedicated Learnline site was created where students uploaded their video submissions in order to familiarise other high school students with learning technologies used in higher education.

Visitors also attended information sessions to discover the many prospects business education provide, and discussed their career interests with industry practitioners and CDU lecturers.

The event was organised by the School of Business, Business Education Teachers Association NT and Certified Practicing Accountants Australia NT.