Artwork featured: The Currency of Country, ink on paper, 2017 ©Shawana Andrews

"The people come together to trade and share. They are dressed in possum skin cloaks and have a basket of ochre, berries, yams and eggs to exchange. There is also an axe of stone and timber to be traded. The squares represent the shared knowledge built over generations of cultural memory. The people are connected with a songline and they look to the ancestors to learn and maintain culture."

National Indigenous Business Summer School

What is the National Indigenous Business Summer School?

The National Indigenous Business Summer School is an exciting new program for Years 11 and 12 Indigenous high school students. The program is an initiative of the Australian Business Deans Council, and in 2019 will be hosted by UNSW Business School at UNSW Sydney.

The purpose of the program is to provide a fully immersive experience for students thinking of entering the world of business or becoming an entrepreneur.

Students will have the opportunity to see business in action and learn about the available pathways into business studies.

Who can attend?

The Summer School is open to all Indigenous students who will be commencing Year 11 or 12 in 2019 and undertaking a Maths subject. (Year 10 students may be considered on merit).

What will the Summer School involve?

The program will include:

  • Living on campus at New College, UNSW Sydney
  • Industry site visits to companies across Sydney to experience business in action
  • Meeting and interacting with Indigenous people working in the industry, Indigenous entrepreneurs, business owners and current business students
  • Taking part in a business boot camp where students will be given an opportunity to use what they learn during the week to test business case-solving skills, receive mentoring from Indigenous business owners and entrepreneurs, and get hands-on experience as a business professional

When is it?

The Summer School will run from Sunday 13 – Friday 18th Jan 2019

What does it cost?

For all successful applicants there is no cost to attend the National Indigenous Business Summer School. All expenses are covered including travel to and from Sydney, meals and accommodation.

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National Indigenous Business Summer School