Startup Stories - Tricia Martin (Virtual Intern)

3 Mar 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Tricia Martin

Tricia Martin is a 2020 Technology IAward Finalist and Foundation of Young Australians Social Pioneer, focused on building practical and real-world solutions  for young people’s career readiness. In response to an increasingly digital age and the rising youth unemployment that a COVID-19 climate has induced, Tricia knew that, more than ever, Hunter youth needed to be prepared for the world of work before finishing school.

In response, Tricia developed Virtual Intern, the Hunter region’s first online platform that provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills and build work mindsets through interactive digital internships. Working alongside local Hunter businesses and schooling communities, Tricia and the Virtual Intern team ensure students can build their understanding, awareness and skills in various work environments through completing and receiving feedback on project-based tasks that mirror the real world.

Alongside Virtual Intern, Tricia works in the Community Impact team at Ernst & Young. In this role, Tricia designs, develops and delivers behaviour-change programs for students in Australia and 40 other countries. Over 2 years, Tricia has worked with over 35,000 students through Australia in financial literacy and career readiness. Join us for Startup Stories and hear from Tricia how she's building capacity and experience in our region's youth.

Event is free but bookings essential - register here.

Order of Proceedings

8:00AM - Zoom webinar commences and guests log in

8:05AM - Housekeeping and introduction

8:10AM - Overview from Tricia Martin

8:20AM - Participant submitted Q&A

8:50AM - Additional Q&A with live audience

9:00AM - Event concludes

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