STUDENT PARTNERSHIPS

Bringing students and business together

At Student Partnerships we strive to prepare students and recent graduates for professional work life with real world experience, whilst being able to help business thrive. Through Student Partnerships, students/graduates are partnered with business to help run and complete projects from a variety of professions including:

We can help with.

  • Development of Business Plans
  • Systems software and hardware requirements
  • Website Development
  • Software Solution Finding
  • Business Intelligence/Analytics
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Marketing Plans
  • Digital Strategy
  • Human Resources

To ensure that projects are successful, supervisors with relevant workplace experience are also selected to oversee work done by students/graduates teams.

We are always actively looking for potential project opportunities. From individuals trying to start a business, micro-businesses, SMEs or currently operating businesses. We also work with clubs, societies and Not for Profit organisations and have conducted project with businesses interstate and overseas.

StudentPartnerships is provided an employment platform specifically designed to link students and recent graduates with small businesses. The platform provides a quick and convenient way to employ people on a casual basis for short periods at a time with a very low administration cost to employers.

For those businesses who have submitted projects through StudentPartnerships, this is an ideal way to maintain or enhance the work done by students/graduates teams after projects finish.   

MEET OUR TEAM

BAMBI PRICE

Co-founder and Director of Student Partnerships

Bambi is a Co-Founder of Student Partnerships, connecting businesses with university students and Director of Tron Systems where her role is to understand and establish new markets & connections...Read More

Bambi has owned and managed a number of small businesses in the ITC industry and has been an Executive Director of a number of International Technology Boards for over 10 years.

Bambi has a reputation for forging and sustaining highly effective relationships with staff, clients and industry organisations and for negotiating workable solutions to issues that meet the needs of all stakeholders.

With a background as a developer, she has a comprehensive understanding of IT, how systems interact across different industries and a period outside the IT industry provided her with new approaches to addressing organisational issues, managing projects and leading people.

Bambi has proven skills in identifying how and where technology can be more effectively deployed across organisations and how businesses can optimise their customer service offering through these systems.

She is currently a Deputy Chair – Member Engagement (AIIA (Australian Information Industry Association) Victorian Council, a member of the #techdiversity team and a member of the CACC (Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce)

Bambi is an Industry Fellow at Swinburne University.

GILBERT RAVALLI

Co-founder and Director of Student Partnerships

Dr Gilbert Ravalli is a Co Founder and Director of Student Partnerships and has been lecturing at Swinburne University for many years...Read More

Currently, his major work is bringing together people from industry to work with students from higher education to solve real problems through team-based projects. This work and interest began over a decade ago and was the subject of his PhD into the professional development of final year students through industry-based projects. In 2017, he co-founded Student Partnerships which continues and expands his work of collaboration with industry and to develop the professionalism of university students through industry projects.

In collaboration with colleagues and business partners at Student Partnerships he has sourced and managed hundreds of team-based student projects which has provided great benefit to many industry clients. This program works because of his knowledge, research and experience to develop effective processes to manage industry projects complemented by a deep understanding of the barriers and misunderstandings that students need to overcome to develop professionally.

He has taught postgraduates and undergraduates at Swinburne University for three decades across a wide variety of technical and analytical areas in that space spans and connects Business and Information Technology. He effectively managed several programs at Graduate and Undergraduate level over the years. In 2017, he changed to sessional lecturing at Swinburne University on a part time basis. He specializes in the areas of Business Information Systems Analysis and Design, Business Process Management as well as providing lectures and supervision to teams of final year students working on industry projects.

PAUL KINDLER

Co-founder and Director of Student Partnerships

Paul Kindler is a Co Founder and Director of Student Partnerships and has been lecturing at Swinburne University for many years....Read More

Paul started his career in industry as an accountant, and in his own words says that ‘he saw the light’ and moved into the IT world as a Senior Systems Analysts, Project Manager and later as an IT Manager. His passion for education finally surfaced when he decided to accept a lecturing position at Swinburne University of Technology. During his tenure at Swinburne he held a number of senior positions including: Deputy Department Chair; Academic Director Curriculum and Programs; Chair of the Faculty of ICT Academic Committee and various course convenorship and industry liaison roles. Throughout his academic career, Paul has been passionate about student projects, being one of the first to introduce client based projects at Swinburne University. In 2016, he was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s service award for his outstanding contribution to Swinburne. One of Paul’s key strengths is his ability to identify business problems and use technology as an enabler to solve these problems. Paul is no stranger to the technological world and has embarked on an number of consultancies in this area. Currently, his major work is bringing together people from industry to work with students in higher education to develop solutions to real business problems through team-based projects.
In 2017, he co-founded Student Partnerships where he has continued his work with colleagues and business partners, in collaborating with industry sourcing projects and selecting suitable students to work on the solutions.
Along with his colleagues at Student Partnerships, Paul has a strong commitment to producing successful outcomes for industry clients whilst concurrently providing students with a unique opportunity to experience a full project cycle under the mentorship of an experienced professional.
In addition to managing and supervising projects, Paul has taught postgraduates and undergraduates at Swinburne University for three decades across a wide variety of business, technical and analytical areas. He still lectures at Swinburne on a part time basis.

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StudentPartnerships is provided an employment platform specifically designed to link students and recent graduates with businesses. The platform provides a quick and convenient way to employ people on a casual basis for short periods at a time with a very low administration cost to employers.

For those businesses who have submitted projects through StudentPartnerships, this is an ideal way to maintain or enhance the work done by students/graduates teams after projects finish.

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