INTERCHANGE 2020 WILL TAKE PLACE IN JULY & AUGUST OF TERM 2!

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO BE A PARTICIPANT IN INTERCHANGE 2020 WILL CLOSE ON SUNDAY 28 JUNE.

Open to all UNSW undergraduate and postgraduate students. Interchange is an active learning journey designed to help you find your inner entrepreneur and develop your professional skills, including communication, innovation and leadership.

INTERCHANGE 2020 is a Study NSW Partner Project in collaboration with 7 outstanding Universities. 300 international and local students have a one-of-a-kind platform of theoretical and practical employability learning, where they can establish and extend both their local and international networks. Over 5 weeks inter-university teams create a simulated start-up, identifying and addressing real-life problems facing humanity. The student teams are supported and mentored by previous participants and professional industry experts. Students work and ideate virtually, learning and applying the latest technology tools.

The program is free to students and will be formally recognised on your AHEGS.

Interchange dates

  • Wednesday, July 22nd (pre-interchange networking event)
  • Saturday, July 25th
  • Saturday, August 1st
  • Saturday, August 8th
  • Thursday, August 13th (Interchange Pitch Night)

 

KEY PROGRAM DETAILS

Attendance is compulsory for all these dates

DAY 1: Wednesday 22nd July, 10am-11am, Pre-event Online Networking Event

Day 1 – Come meet everyone!

  • This is a chance to meet your fellow students
  • Find out more about the event before it kicks off on Saturday July 25th 2020
  • Meet your FRANK facilitators
  • Get your questions answered and get pumped before kick off!!

DAY 2: Saturday July 25th 2020, 9am-12pm, Virtual Summit on Zoom.com

Day 2 – We will kick off with an inspiring speaker. You will get to meet new students from all over NSW (and the world!), as well as your mentors.

  • You will learn what entrepreneurship is all about as well as learning important teamwork skills
  • You will finalise which problem you would like to solve and then start brainstorming ideas with your team and you will choose the 1 idea your team will work on
  • You will start planning out your idea
  • You will have a chance to win some cool prizes

DAY 3: Saturday 1st August 2020, 9am-12pm, Virtual Summit on Zoom.com

Day 3 – You will hear from an inspiring speaker

  • You and your team will learn about how to test your idea
  • You will be introduced to rapid prototyping tools
  • You will have a chance to win some cool prizes

DAY 4: Saturday 8th August 2020, 9am-12pm, Virtual Summit on Zoom.com

Day 4 – You will hear from an inspiring speaker.  

  • You and your team will be taught how to create a video pitch for your idea.
  • You will learn important communication skills and start getting ready for the Online Pitch Event on August 13th, 2020

DAY 5: Thursday 13th August 2020 3rd, 5-8pm, Virtual Summit on Zoom.com

Day 5 – This is the Pitch Night in front of the judging panel!

  • 5 shortlisted teams will pitch their ideas to the judging panel and 3 winning teams will be announced
  • You will have a chance to reflect on your skills learnt that prepare you for the new world of work and jobs!

Learn more at the official INTERCHANGE 2020 website

 

Register for Interchange

 

In this video you can see one of the previous winning pitches by international student, Liliana Cevallos from UNSW.