Ada Peng knew quitting her job and moving across the globe was a risk…but as a passionate future entrepreneur, she isn’t afraid of thinking big.

Ada came to Tasmania from China in 2017 to study the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation course at the University of Tasmania’s Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE).

“I wanted to be an entrepreneur and start my own business. This is the reason I studied this course. 

I chose Tasmania because it’s a beautiful island. My uncle, my friends, my father’s friends are here.

Ada said her course is good for people who have a business idea, as well as those who have some industry experience already. The MEI course is designed to equip graduates with an entrepreneurial mindset to challenge the status quo.

I have a very good relationship with my lecturers and my tutors. For my course, it’s a very small group so you have a lot of time to discuss with your tutors and they have a lot of experience in the industry.

“They can help you to find opportunities and can connect you with entrepreneurs in Tasmania.”

For Ada, the course has given her two vital things: curiosity, and bravery.

“After studying the course, I feel like I can take action,” she said.

“Tasmania is a good incubator for entrepreneurship.”

When Ada isn’t studying, she’s enjoying everything Tasmania has to offer.

Tasmania has very nice weather, in my leisure time I like hiking and I go to the sea for fishing and things like that. It’s really different compared to the mainland.

“The people here are very friendly too; they say hello and smile at you,” Ada said.

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