University students nationwide have the chance to win the opportunity of a lifetime, through the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia’s 2011 Student Challenge; a career-launching online business competition encouraging students to apply what they’ve learnt at university, to a real-world business challenge.
Taking students out of the classroom and into the real world, this year’s challenge asks participants to apply their business acumen, creative thinking and analytical abilities to a real-life business problem facing the Australian Conservation Foundation.
For the winning submissions, the program promises a definite career trajectory along with money can’t buy experiences including the opportunity to travel to a global financial capital.
Graham Meyer, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia CEO explains that in such a highly competitive graduate market place, the unique program helps undergraduate students learn from and directly connect with high profile members of the accounting profession. “Alongside the impressive prize pool, 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 adds.
Jackson Oxley, winner of the 2010 Student Challenge adds that the competition proved invaluable in establishing his career and bridging the gap between university and work. “The 2010 Student Challenge gave me a definite edge by boosting my professional network and opening up doors that ultimately led to my current role as an advisor at KPMG. I would definitely encourage undergraduate students to get involved in this year’s challenge,” says Oxley.
Students can enter now at www.studentchallenge.com.au. The competition runs from 2 May until 31 August, 2011, with the 2011 winners announced during September 2011.
More information on the 2011 Student Challenge:
· The 2011 Student Challenge is open to undergraduate students studying at an Australian University and directed at students studying a business, finance or accounting-related degree
· There are two separate challenges:
o An overall Student Challenge open to 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students; and
o A 1st year Student Challenge open to 1st year students only
· Each Challenge has its own unique rewards and prizes
· For more information on the submission process, click here
Click here for more information on the Student Challenge Questions.