Box Hill Institute’s business programs students have for the first time joined with Deakin University business students to take part in the Whitehorse City Council’s Whitehorse Tertiary Business Skills Program – BizLinx.
The BizLinx event was held at the Box Hill Golf Club in August, where members of the Whitehorse business community attended to see the interesting presentations. The Institute’s students were required to work in a simulated business environment to organise and run an event.
In order to plan and manage this event, students were given roles within the ‘organisation’ which ensured the program was complete and successful delivered.
Marketing and business plans were developed along with financial reports, event promotional paraphernalia and analysis of the event and of the processes.
Over a 3 month period, weekly meetings were held, minutes were taken and deadlines were met. The students were operating within a formally constructed business environment.
The 5 Box Hill Institute students performed extraordinarily well throughout the program and congratulations go to Nigel Harding, Donna Tomlinson, Yang Yun, Ni Miao Miao and Maritza Moreno.
The Institute’s business programs team, especially Mike Kronberg, developed and nurtured the professional/business relationships with the Whitehorse Council’s Business and Economic Development Unit who host this program.
This is a wonderful program for our students to be involved in as Whitehorse Council is continuing to build and improve local business. The networking opportunities made available to the participating students are invaluable for their studies and future employment options.