Example activity - What’s your Business?

Activity code: BUS-01
Year level: 7,8
Target audience: School groups
Venue: School or on university campus
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This activity may be the first step your students take towards a future career in business. Every day we interact with the world of business, often without even realising it. It could be the business of getting to school or work, using technology, upgrading a mobile phone or just shopping for the week's groceries or dinner.

 What’s your Business is designed to broaden students' understanding of the world of Business. This activity will introduce a range of diverse opportunities and pathways to university in this exciting field.

The activity will include interactive workshops, chosen from six broad areas of business -  Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management and Marketing, 

It's is a great way for your students to begin exploring the Business professions through a fun activity in a relaxed environment.

Victorian Curriculum links

Y7-8

  • Economics and Business (Humanities): RA&MC (markets and governments (VCEBR012)), C&FL (rights & responsibilities (VCEBC013) set, prioritise & plan (VCEBC014)), TBE (Explore & observe (VCEBB015));

Y7

  •  Mathematics: N&A (financial maths (VCMNA250)), S&P (probabilities (VCMSP267));

Y8

  • Mathematics: N&A (financial maths (VCMNA278)).
LEAP learning outcomes: Understanding Professions
Duration: 1.5 hrs
How to participate: Contact a participating university
Max numbers: 50
Min numbers: 20

Example activity - Get Busy with Business

Activity code: BUS-02
Year level: 9, 10
Target audience: School groups
Venue: School or on university campus
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Get Busy with Business will explore the wide range of fields and skills relevant in the business sector. Your students will have the opportunity to hear from current university business students about their own pathways from secondary school to higher education.

Students will be introduced to the different areas business professionals work in and their varied roles, including options students may not have thought about. They will then 'get busy' completing hands-on activities from one or more fields of business.

If you request  this activity  to be run on a university campus, students will undertake the same program and we are able to incorporate a university tour, allowing the students to get a real insight into university life.

Your students will leave this event with a greater understanding of what it's like studying for a business career at university, the variety of careers available, and an understanding of the breadth of business and its application across our society. 

Victorian Curriculum links

Y9-10

  • Economics and Business (Humanities): RA&MC (economic/living standard links (VCEBR022)), C&FL (VCEBC023), TBE (VCEBB024), W&WF (roles and responsibilities (VCEBW026)), E&BR&I (VCEBE028);

Y9

  • Mathematics: N&A (financial maths (VCMNA304)), P&A (real-world problems (VCMNA307));

Y10

  • Mathematics: N&A (financial maths (VCMNA328)).
LEAP learning outcomes: Understanding Professions
Duration: 1.5 hrs
How to participate: Contact a participating university
Max numbers: 50
Min numbers: 20

Example activity - The Business of going to Uni

Activity code: BUS-03
Year level: 11, 12 (Y10 for some events)
Venue: University campus
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Are you in Y11 or12 and thinking about a career in Business? Not sure how to get started? Why not come along to The Business of going to Uni?  This workshop will help you make sense of what is required to get yourself into a university business course. 

Whether you have made up your mind on a specific business related career path, or feel you may be better suited to a general business course, this workshop will help you navigate the world of university. This will include how to apply, what subjects you will study and pathways into the business sector.  We will give you some tips on surviving the first few months so you can make the most out of your studies and kick start your career.

We will also let you in on some secrets along the way. For example, did you know you can join assisted study sessions, apply for a range of scholarships or get assigned a mentor to help you through the early days? As well as the range of support programs there is a huge number of sporting, social and special interest clubs and groups you can join.

This session will give you the tips and hints to help you get to uni, and then get the most out of uni! 

Victorian Curriculum links

VCE

  • Accounting, Business (VCE VET), Business Management, Economics, Political Studies, Small Business (VCE VET).

Check out more information on this website about the business profession. Discover the skills needed, learn about making the leap to university, read stories from recent graduates and more...

LEAP learning outcomes: Making it happen
Duration: 3 hrs
How to participate: Contact a participating university
Max numbers: 40
Min numbers: 20

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