QAHS Alumna returns as guest speaker for Australian Business Week Dinner

Opportunities Week at QAHS commenced Thursday 20 June and will continue until Friday 28 June.  It is a time for each of our students to engage in year level specific programs. At the moment, our Year 11 cohort are intensely involved in Australian Business Week.

What is ABW? ABW is a business program which allows students to  create their own business, assume different roles within their company and make all the decisions affecting their company’s performance.  Students will work in teams of 10 with a business mentor and a teacher mentor. ABW programs are practical and hands on, encouraging team work, creativity, decision making and responsibility in a fun and innovative format.  Students will be undertaking the manufacturing computer simulation, develop their own product, advertise and market their company at a trade expo, produce a company report and conduct an oral presentation to shareholders. For more information you can visit  http:/www.abw.org.au.

This challenging, fun-filled week will conclude with a Gala Awards Dinner on Thursday 27 June, which sees the students celebrate the week and acknowledge each other’s achievements. We have been very fortunate to secure a QAHS Alumna during her holiday back to the Gold Coast, to present at this spectacular event.

Caitlene Hillman graduated from QAHS in 2015.  In 2016, she commenced her studies in Economics and Finance at Griffith University. Caitlene is highly passionate about the financial markets and entrepreneurship, and will begin an investment banking internship at Citibank in Melbourne over this summer. She is currently ranked first in her cohort, and has had fantastic opportunities to compete against top universities globally in numerous case competitions, participate in exchange programs and intern with multinationals. She has completed 18 international trips throughout her time at University, including trips to New York City and London.

Mrs Patricia Carta
Acting HOD Global Learners