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Events

The University of Sydney Business School regularly holds events of interest to our alumni. Below is a list of upcoming events, with instructions on how to purchase tickets or register your intention to attend.

If you have any questions regarding any of the events listed below, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Upcoming Business School Alumni Events

    University Alumni Events

    Annual Alumni Dinner

    On Monday 3 November 2014 our alumni and friends gathered in The Great Hall for the Business School’s Annual Alumni Dinner. The guest speaker was Catherine Livingstone AO, who spoke on the topic of 'Collaboration and Innovation: Creating the Jobs of the Future'.

    See photos of the event and view Catherine’s speaking points

    International Alumni

    The University of Sydney and the Business School take great pride in organising events for our alumni who have moved overseas. Information on alumni events scheduled for International Alumni are listed below.

    If your country of residence is not listed, or you would like to organise an event or volunteer in your area, please contact us.

    Asia

    North America

    Europe



    Lost Alumni

    The University of Sydney Business School has more than 35,000 alumni with whom we regularly communicate. We pride ourselves in maintaining our alumni network, because we recognise the importance of such a network, and the value that can add for students.

    However, we understand that the world of business often means relocation for our alumni, and we have more than 13,000 former students with whom we have lost contact.

    Below is a series of lists of our "Lost Alumni", organised by date of graduation. If your name is there, or if you can reconnect us with anyone else on the list, please contact us.

    Additionally, if your name is on the list and you would prefer not to reconnect, please let us know so that we can update our records, and make a note in our database that you have requested that we not contact you in future.


    Volunteer opportunities

    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.

    Mentoring

    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.

    University-wide

    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

    Host an event

    The University of Sydney Business School frequently organises events both in Sydney and overseas, helping our alumni to build on their business networking and to keep in touch with old friends and colleagues.

    Many of these events are held with the assistance of alumni themselves, by hosting events such as our Fun, Fare and Future Alumni evenings.

    For information on how you can host a Business School alumni event, please see the links below.

    • Future alumni program
      Gatherings hosted by alumni provide an opportunity for students to meet and engage with their fellow students and alumni, enabling all to share academic, professional and social experiences and foster new friendships.
    • Class reunions
      Reunions are a wonderful occasion for alumni to get together, reminisce about shared experiences, exchange latest news and reconnect with the University.
    • International events
      Hosting an international event is an exciting chance to meet and network with other local Business School alumni.