At the Singapore Management University (SMU), both local and international students receive the opportunity to gain professional skills and experience in fast-moving startups across the globe.
However, SMU had received feedback from some of their partnering startups that their students could have been better prepared with the knowledge and soft skills needed to meet the challenges of working at a startup.
To address this, SMU sought out NewCampus to deliver a series of workshops, led by experienced entrepreneurs, that would equip SMU’s students with the right mindset, skills and tools to take on challenges working in a startup environment.
A small cohort of SMU students participated in a sprint of virtual workshops over 6 weeks, learning key critical thinking and problem-solving skills from entrepreneurs and business leaders from Asia.
How we designed the learning experience:
Overall, the students rated the virtual experience with an average score of 8.7 out of 10, and 8 out of 10 students said they were very likely to recommend the workshops to other students.
The students said they gained a better understanding of:
The best part of class? Students voted:
The instructor’s real-world experience strengthens their ability to engage learners' attention and challenge their thinking.
Apart from designing and optimising content that answers SMU's needs, our focus is ultimately on the end-users: youthful university undergraduates who may not have much real-world experience in entrepreneurship, but are eager to learn.
To make the learning experience engaging and effective, it was important for us to curate instructors who are not only good at what they do, but are able to facilitate learning as a teacher and encourage the students to think critically and independently as tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.
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