Como resident heads to Norway to continue studies, wins business scholarship


Como resident Jack Williamson has won a scholarship to Norway to continue his business studies. Picture: Martin Kennealey         d469690
Como resident Jack Williamson has won a scholarship to Norway to continue his business studies. Picture: Martin Kennealey         d469690

JACK Williamson has his sights set on being a business leader.

The Como resident and Curtin Business School student is travelling to Norway to continue his studies.

He will learn more about entrepreneurship on the world stage as an exchange student at BI Norwegian Business School from August to December.

“I’m looking at autonomous vehicles as part of my honours project and I’ll be looking to start my own business when I’m over there,” he said.

“I want to continue my studies at Stanford next year and then eventually go to Oxford before I become a business leader.

“When I’m over there I’ll be doing lots of hiking because I’m going to Mount Everest base camp at the end of the year.”

Mr Williamson is the inaugural winner of a scholarship from Melbourne tech company Ento.

He received $1000 towards his studies and will be given individual mentorship with company foun-der Aulay Macaulay.

As part of his nomination for the scholarship, Jack wrote an essay on the role of technology in human resources.

“My piece was about integrating technology into workforce management and how automation can be good for tracking projects and upskilling employees,” he said.

“To get access to Aulay will mean that I can get insights into his passion, how he mitigated risks and took opportunities to found the company.”

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