As part of the Multidisciplinary Project course offered at JCU Brisbane, a group of undergraduate and postgraduate students worked together in a social enterprise.
The Multidisciplinary Project is one of three capstones offered through the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Program for Business. The subject enables final year students enrolled in the College of Business, Law and Governance to work together in groups to investigate and develop a solution for issues facing our community.
For this project, students were asked to further develop the idea of ThoughtFood. ThoughtFood, an original concept created by a group of JCU Brisbane students aims to redistribute food waste and stem the food wastage that costs the Australian economy more than $20 billion each year with 5 million tonnes of food ending up as landfill.
WIL Program for Business embedded courses like this give students the opportunity to expand their knowledge outside of the classroom and apply theory to real-world cases. This is one of the many benefits JCU Brisbane offers students during their program to ensure they are job ready.