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Startup Center towards Robust Future: Encouraging SMi Students


Danang, the economic hub of Central Region, is a place rich in potential where young people can find opportunities for startups and creativity. Providing students with startup advice when they are still at university is vital. In particular, SMi’s objective for 2024 is to become a startup school. 
 
The Institute provide an environment full of potential, which is conducive for the development of a startup ecosystem and the training of human resources for such an ecosystem. The objective of having access to an innovative and creative system is a potential factor. Young people and teachers are the ones with the mindset to approach technology and change their thinking. At SMi, students try their hand at startups, innovation, and creativity; lecturers and university leadership are crucial factors. The leadership will create the conditions for talent and innovative thinkers to meet with special ideas, creating a small startup community at the university.
 
SMi introduced startups and career orientation into its official freshman-year curriculums for all fields with two subjects. Each of the subjects provides students with a general overview of the major they are pursuing, demand from society, requirements for the profession, and job opportunities. The university also regularly organizes contest for business plans, startup ideas, and social venture plans. These competitions make startup projects by SMi students better known and highly appreciated for their feasibility for practical application. Training students in comprehensive skills and combining a firm foundation of specialized knowledge with their acumen when choosing an appropriate school are what makes 94.4% of SMi students find employment within six months after graduating. 
 
With the motto WE DO ALL FOR STUDENTS' RIGHTS AND FUTURE CAREERS, meeting the requirements of society and international demand, SMI works with local businesses to organize annual job fairs, career orientation consultancy, and interviews for job opportunities for students already when they are still in the school banks.