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Get Involved

The University of Sydney Business School recognises the crucial role alumni and industry partners play in helping to develop our students' skills, and prepare them for the workplace. The Business School coordinates a wide range of activities and opportunities for individuals and companies to be actively involved in the Business School and in the education and development of our students, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. By seizing these opportunities, you can forge important connections with Business School researchers, fellow alumni and current students, while building your business profile on campus. The table below offers an indication of the different avenues that are available for businesses and individuals to get involved.

Nature of involvement Examples of support Description

Time and expertise

Guest speakers

The Business School invites alumni and business leaders to attend University of Sydney Business School functions to address current students and/or fellow alumni in their area of expertise.

Skills Seminars

One-day (min. half-day or max. 2-day) interactive training seminars help students develop skills relevant to management life.


The Business School encourages industry leaders and alumni to offer our students mentoring in key areas of business and career development.

Judging panel

Experienced business leaders can offer their time to assist with the judging of student business competitions.

Volunteer/Ambassador Programs

International alumni volunteer program

A select group of international alumni who volunteer their time to encourage offshore alumni and friends to maintain contact.

Pre-alumni Ambassador Program

Current students creating awareness about alumni relations amongst their peers.

Provision of projects

Consulting projects

The Business School invites its alumni and corporate partners to join with our students to work on real-world business issues.

Student Business Competitions

Business competitions, such as the recent Deloitte FASTTRACK Innovation Challenge, provide students with a chance to apply their studies to real-world business issues.

Industry Placement Programs

Provide in-company, short-term placements for students

The Business School industry placement program is designed to take students for up to nine weeks, as part of their studies, through a competitive application process.

Financial support

A range of initiatives require ongoing financial support.

The Business School is fortunate to benefit from ongoing corporate and individual support, with finances going towards research, scholarships, outreach activities and events that benefit both students and industry.

Graduate Recruitment

Careers events and recruitment opportunities.

The Business School Careers and Employability Office coordinates multiple careers events throughout the year.


Projects and programs

Explore University-wide volunteer opportunities, open to all alumni and industry partners.

Alumni Awards

Nominate outstanding alumni for the prestigious annual alumni award program.

For Industry or alumni who wish to pursue other avenues of engagement with the Business School, please contact us.

Benefits and Rewards

  • Ongoing development through mentoring, guest speaking and involvement in our community and social enterprise projects
  • Brand recognition and engagement
  • Recognition in thought-leadership
  • Access to research outcomes
  • Network building through the University's numerous partnerships
  • Community development opportunities and engagement
  • Brand exposure through close student and alumni engagement, and our numerous public profiles (website, annual reports, on campus promotion, events, and networks)
  • Involvement and influence on the education and development of our future workforce participants and entrepreneurs