How to find authentic student entrepreneurship in Australia
Students are using the internet to make new connections to help them survive.
Anita and Peter were sitting in their study last month when their laptop started to fail.
They weren’t sure what to do.
They were so far behind that they had no idea how long the battery would last.
They were about to get caught up in an international competition in China.
They didn’t know they were part of the competition.
Then the phone rang.
The call came from the student entrepreneurship society at the University of Technology Sydney, or UTS.
The group is part of a network of students across the world that work on new ventures and provide support to young entrepreneurs.
“It was very surprising,” says Anita, who lives in Sydney.
“I had no clue how to answer the phone.
The teacher called to tell us what was going on.”
Anita’s phone has been working with the group since she was 11.
“We’re looking for a way to make some money for the university and also a way for our friends to be part of it,” she says.
“Our dream is to create an online platform that connects people to each other and gives them a platform to make connections.”
For the past five years, the students have been using their online platform to connect students from different backgrounds.
They’ve used their online forum, the UTS Student Network, to raise money for scholarships and help their students find jobs.
The platform also offers help to students who have gone through a difficult time, from debt to the cost of living.
In addition to raising money, the group helps students with job search, finding housing, finding jobs in the tech industry and helping them get a job.
For a while, the idea of being part of something like this was appealing.
But now, it is difficult to keep up with all the news, especially when students are on the hunt for a job and don’t have the financial support to make it happen.
“There is always a big need for people to get jobs and a lot of people are stuck,” says the UCT student.
“But we don’t know what will happen to the next generation of students and they need to get the support of their community.”
The group has grown to about 60 members.
They use their platform to share their stories and advice on how to get a career, from finding a job to starting a business.
But in the past year, the number of members has dropped by almost half.
They have been able to find students who are looking for work and looking for mentors.
“We were looking for support,” says Saru, a 20-year-old from India who is studying computer science at UTS, but who is not involved with the Uts student network.
“Now we have to rely on the community for help.
We have to trust them.”
This article was originally published by CNN in partnership with Uts Student Network.