By Thomas Møller Christensen, AAU Student Entrepreneurship
This autumn, students at AAU will once again have the opportunity to put their competences to use in an interdisciplinary context and at the same time gain an understanding of what it means to be part of a startup.
AAU Student Entrepreneurship is looking for new students for ‘Scandinavian Growth Creators’ (SGC). In SGC, students are paired up in teams where they work closely, over a period of two months through seven sessions, at solving a specific challenge in an AAU startup.
The close collaboration entails that both students get a taste of the everyday life of an entrepreneur and that the startups are added valuable skills they did not possess in advance.
- Through SGC we seeks to create a room where students, who do not have a business idea themselves, can get an insight into life as an entrepreneur, develop and test their competences at problem-solving in practice, while making a huge difference to an AAU startup, says Marie Fallgaard Mortensen, head of section at AAU Student Entrepreneurship.
Alexander Løth Andreasen and Amalie Bejstrup both participated in this springs SGC course. They tell how their participation helped them acquire new competences, which they can use later on when studying as well as in their working life. Furthermore, they also had an exciting glimpse into the entrepreneurial life.
- The best thing about the SGC program has been the teamwork and working with real life entrepreneurs. It has been really cool witnessing, how exciting yet challenging it is to be an entrepreneur, says Alexander Løth Andreasen, who studies Economics and Business Administration.
In addition, SGC also helped Amalie Bejstrup strengthen her competences within multidisciplinary teamwork.
- To identify and solve a problem in cooperation with other students with different social and educational backgrounds, was really exciting and will be very useful to me in the future, says Amalie Bejstrup, who studies Communication and Digital Media.
NOT JUST FOR ENTREPRENEURS
It is not only budding entrepreneurs, who can benefit from the SGC program. Concurrently at working with the startups, the students participate in seven sessions, where they learn about Google Design Sprint. In short, it is a method, which make it possible to solve complex problems or develop and test new products. Furthermore, the students also practice their presentation techniques.
- The pitch training was great. It is not only something I can use professionally but also personally to get my messages through, explains Amalie Bejstrup.
Sign up for the next course before September 21st
The next SGC course starts in October and takes place at campus in Aalborg. Deadline for submission is September 21st.