Opportunities in Entrepreneurship
Are you interested in entrepreneurship but not quite sure what it is or how to start? Hear from Murray Hurps, Director of Entrepreneurship at UTS on what it is, why it’s important and tips on how to get started.
Video: Entrepreneurship for career advisers
Speaker: Murray Hurps, Director of Entrepreneurship UTS
Someone I respect a lot told me once that the larger the impact you have on people, the lower the chances are of you being recognised or compensated for the impact you have. Look forward to feeling forgotten, unloved, unappreciated. Because if you do, it means you've done something that matters for a lot of people.
As career advisers and teachers, you’re making this kind of impact every day, equipping our next generation to have enjoyable, productive lives, and I think rarely being recognized or compensated properly for what you do. You're not doing it for that, though. I'd hazard a guess to say you're doing it for your students. Similarly, at UTS in my work as Director of Entrepreneurship, every day my team and I are working to help our students to understand what entrepreneurship allows them to do.
To take the first steps and to grow what they start. We do this for the benefit of our students and for the benefit of Australia. We do this because Australia's future jobs and prosperity depend on these new companies being started.
We do this because our students are entering a world that is changing faster than it ever has before. And it is our responsibility to make sure they are equipped with what they need to adapt and thrive. Our students can't be what they can't see, and in Australia we need more people to see what entrepreneurship can allow them to be.
Now this video is followed by four videos in a playlist covering what entrepreneurship really is, why Australia needs more entrepreneurs, what's so great about being an entrepreneur and how to start being an entrepreneur. These short videos are designed for a student audience. I made them myself during isolation in 2020.
I'm not a video producer, but I have spent 14 years as an entrepreneur and I think you'll see that entrepreneurial spirit coming through in these videos, and some interesting things to think about. I recommend watching each video with your class and having a short discussion on each afterwards.
I'd love your feedback on these videos. Please share them if you find them useful and thank you for the work you do every day to support our next generation.
The Opportunities in Entrepreneurship video series covers the following topics:
- Entrepreneurship for Career Advisers
- What is entrepreneurship
- Why does Australia need more entrepreneurs
- What’s so great about being an entrepreneur
- How can you start being an entrepreneur