Founded in 2015, the China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP) is supported by industry partners and is committed to bringing "young Chinese and Australians together to learn design thinking, up-skill their cross-cultural leadership and design solutions to global issues."
"We’re absolutely thrilled to be partnering with the Business School on this offering for students," said CAMP CEO, Andrea Myles. "As the political world drives itself further apart, there has never been a more important or difficult time to bring people together at a grassroots level."
CAMP is a program like no other in that it connects dynamic, young leaders in Australia and China and provides the tools to address real-world, global challenges.
"CAMP’s vision is to forge lasting cross-cultural connections and activate future-focused solutions through transcending borders, empowering millennial talent and being an enabler of diverse, global networks," Ms Myles said.
Around 20 students enrolled in the School’s Master of Commerce, Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Human Resources Management and International Relations degrees will take part in the Shanghai-based CAMP program.
"The students will be collaborating, leading, and networking as they tackle a real business problem," said Dr Steven Hitchcock, a lecturer in the School’s Work-Integrated Learning Hub. "They will develop a start-up concept involving a business challenge in a way that improves their understanding of what it is to establish a global business."
"CAMP is co-designing this innovative unit, drawing on their experience delivering a program that connects young leaders in Australia and China," Dr Hitchcock said. "Students will get to develop key graduate qualities while building their business networks and adding value by tackling a challenge facing business."
Welcoming the partnership between CAMP and the Business School, the Dean, Professor Greg Whitwell, said that "Australia’s economic future is closely linked with Asia in general and China in particular."
"Programs like this one strengthen those links by providing our students with the skills to succeed in the dynamic Asia Pacific Region," Professor Whitwell concluded.
Work-integrated learning opportunities within Samantha Xiong's Master of Commerce degree helped her land a full-time job as a Business Analyst at Ingram Micro before she’d finished her studies.