Last month, the UWA Business School was abuzz with creative thinking from 100 WA secondary students.
Working in teams named after famous capital cities of the world, the students analyzed, questioned and formulated answers and opinions to develop business strategies for the Claremont Quarter.
Partners of UWA's Business School, the Hawaiian Group, supported the day by creating a case study for students to work on. The study included a detailed background about the Claremont Quarter which students then had to use to make a range of business decisions. One scenario was that students had to imagine they were a potential retailer considering leasing space in stage 2 of the Claremont Quarter; they had to list what factors would influence them in their decision-making process.
The Day in the Life of a Business School Student ended with the case studies being assessed. The top three teams were chosen to present to the entire group and the final judging took place.
The announcement "...and the winners are...LONDON!" brought the day to a successful end.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the day and in particular I felt it was a wonderful opportunity to network, work as a team with others I met for the first time and most definitely experience the wonderful environment at the UWA Business School," said Wendy from St Mary's Anglican Girls School.
A Day in the Life of a Business School Student will be held again in 2011.