NT student takes top prize for selling 

An ectastic Aminah Djawas with her award for Top Salesperson at the annual virtual business tarde fair.

A Charles Darwin University student has been recognised as the top salesperson at Australia's largest virtual business trade fair.

Studying a Diploma of Business with Business General (Top End), Aminah Djawas received the award at the Virtual Enterprise of Australia International Trade Fair held in Perth recently.

The 26-year-old Territorian was one of a team of seven who travelled to Perth for the opportunity to practice in a virtual environment and network with students from around Australia who engaged in managing virtual businesses linked with real business partners.

CDU’s Business General (Top End) Team Leader, Bev Luke said the group worked late into the night refining their selling skills and team effort in the design and operation of their booth before the event.

“We’re extremely proud of Aminah’s efforts and the recognition she has won on a national stage and of the team’s whole effort,” she said.

“Judges informed them that it was extremely difficult not to award the group a special prize for the booth which had been widely praised, particularly for the artwork of Indigenous student, Michael Robertson.

“The result highlights the quality of training, and practical applications for students at CDU through the Business General (Top End) model in partnership with Crocodylus Park.

The International Trade Fair is a business learning event, allowing students to become involved in event management, setting-up virtual trading booths representing virtual firms, and taking part in virtual business trading.