Many congratulations to our DP students Sehrish, Akshanth, Simran and Shibi on emerging as winners at the UC boot camp held recently.
The UQ bootcamp was a true learning experience. Winning the pitching competition was just the cream on the crop as well. Through the three-week workshop our students learnt how to write a UPI statement, write a media release, segment our target audience. The way they made the students approach the pitch was very different from what they had expected, however they stayed open minded through the process and gained new experiences. Our students learnt many new techniques which they will be able to apply throughout their lives, these techniques were new and somewhat unintuitive such as thinking of problems and impact without thinking of solutions. Even more importantly they learnt to work together as a team despite our differences in opinion many times.
Everyone in the team had prior knowledge in Economics and/or Business Management, which helped them to better understand the concepts they were being taught in the bootcamp. The instructors from the University of Queensland were very clearly passionate about their subject matter and this infectious energy spread to all the participants as well.