Heroes in Business event helps define future careers


Students were given real-life insights into business careers at a James Cook University Heroes in Business event in Mount Isa.

About 20 students from Good Shepherd College and Spinifex State College were guided through the process of creating, exploring and pitching a business opportunity by JCU Entrepreneurship Management senior lecturer, Dr Marcus Powe.

It was the first time JCU has run the event in Mount Isa.

A question and answer panel including lawyer Diane Godfrey, marketing/media professional Nadia Cowperthwaite, researcher Stephanie King, human resources manager Shaina Leo and marketing professional Patrick Twomey answered students’ questions about their careers.

Good Shepherd College year 12 student, Lochlan Dew, 18, said the event gave him an insight into the real world application of business and marketing strategy.

“It provided an engaging environment to strengthen my knowledge and understanding of business.”

Both Lochlan and fellow student, Good Shepherd College School Captain, Amy Haddon, 17,  said the event had provided valuable information and they recommended students consider attending future Heroes in Business events.

Amy said the event also gave excellent advice to students who were unsure about their future.

“Just take the opportunities when they come, you never know what you will learn” she said.

“I’m currently doing a Certificate three in Business, and today has definitely influenced my future subject choice.”






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