20 October 2015

Flying start for entrepreneurship student

Barely having returned to Australian soil from a weeklong stay at Virgin’s Necker Island, Elijah Oxenham is already on his way to the next opportunity.

Elijah is a Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) student who spent a week on Necker Island in June for a leadership gathering, hosted by Virgin Unite and Igniting Change.

“It was amazing to spend time in close proximity with some amazing individuals,” he says, listing all the speakers who visited the island, “Hopefully I can apply everything I learned.”

He thanks RMIT for the opportunity to pursue his career and study at the same time. “I really loved the flexibility in my courses,” he says, “[It] meant that I could work essentially full time and use the experience I was gaining as credit for certain subjects.”

Thanks to this, Elijah will be able to work in Dubai through the end of semester and complete his final subjects simultaneously. “Once it’s all wrapped up I can travel and put 110% into everything I do.”

“I honestly believe I am working my dream job right now,” says Elijah, as he heads off to Dubai, where he will project manage the construction of what is set to be one of the world’s largest skate parks.

“I absolutely love action sports,” he says, “depending on the weather, I will usually be either skateboarding, snowboarding or mountain bike riding or heading on adventures with my mates.”

Having now traveled widely for his study and work, Elijah remembers his favourite part of RMIT as a new student. “RMIT has one of the most amazing campus locations … right in the heart of the city, which is awesome for someone who had just moved to Melbourne,” he says.

Read more about Elijah’s experience on Necker Island via the Virgin Unite website.

*Written by Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing student Jennifer McNamara.

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