Recently, the Flinders Enterprise Consulting team pioneered their first digital advisory board for the student teams.
As we’ve seen for many organisations during the restrictions of COVID-19, using an online model to deliver Flinders Enterprise Consulting (FEC) has resulted in some unexpectedly positive outcomes.
Delivering FEC on a completely digital platform has allowed us to source advisory board members from all over Australia, creating an outstanding learning environment for the participating Flinders University students. Over 50 board members were involved in the first advisory session via Zoom, where they started the process of providing advice for the FEC projects, which are from the not for profit, food and accounting sectors.
The students will take what they learnt in the first session on board as they start to develop strategies and outcomes for their clients.
Flinders Enterprise Consulting is in its sixth year and has delivered over 140 projects for live-industry learning for the students from Flinders Business School.
The projects students are working on this semester are with Meals on Wheels, the District Council of Robe and the City of Marion. Previous projects include Homestart Finance, Charlesworth Nuts, District Council of Port Pirie, Howards Vineyard and Dematec to name just a few.
The students that take FEC are often a mix of final year and MBA students, put into small groups to work closely with an industry client and solve real-life challenges they are facing. With longstanding support from Price Waterhouse Coopers and The Executive Roundtable, advisory board members and project executives are an integral part of this program.
If your organisation is interested in working with bright minds of university students; find out more about Flinders Enterprise Consulting HERE.