First Academic Breakfast of 2019

On Wednesday 20th March our first academic breakfast for the year was held in the JCR. Approximately 35 students heard from the Director of the Idea Hub at UQ, Mr Nimrod Klayman, regarding the programs run through the Hub including the Start-Up Academy, LeadHers and Internship programs. 

The LeadHers program offers a six week confidence building course for women that allows them to gain skills and knowledge to work on entrepreneurial ideas. During the course students can work on ideas individually or as a team with guidance and assistance from a community of successful industry partners.

Two ex-Cromwellians, Jacob Moore and Jessica Griffiths, spoke of their experiences with the Idea Hub and in particular the Internships Program they were involved in last year when based in Tel Aviv and San Francisco respectively.  The Internship program provides students with a four-week international internship in a global start-up hotspot such as  Shanghai, San Francisco, Tel Aviv or Singapore and are supported by a full scholarship (airfares and accommodation). They are run during the mid -year and end of year breaks.

Michael Crome
Deputy Principal