University of Sydney Business School Student Clubs and Societies Program
The Business School has a very active and vibrant clubs and societies culture. As well as being a great way to meet people, by becoming a member of a society, you can attend career networking, guest speaker and academic development activities amongst others.
You also get some great resources produced by clubs and Society's like careers guides with internship opportunities. Students have made lifelong friends at a club event they attended in their first year of university.
The Business School Clubs and Societies are supported by our Program Coordinator, who is available to assist new and existing clubs and societies with any support or funding they may require throughout the year.
Below is a sample of the Clubs and Societies that are aligned with the University of Sydney Business School. For a full list of Clubs and Societies at the University of Sydney, please visit the University of Sydney Union website.
- Sydney University Business Society (SUBS) - The Faculty Society
SUBS is the Business School Faculty Society, and as such caters to all students of the Business School. SUBS engages students through three key areas: the interfaculty sports program, its extensive Social calender, and the opportunity to network with a number of firms across a number of disciplines.
> SUBS Website
- Accounting Society (AAASoc) at the University of Sydney
At AAASoc, our mission is to be a 'Triple A' society. We seek to promote greater awareness of accounting-related careers within the University of Sydney by being the most accessible, meaningful and rewarding society for all Business students, regardless of major. We aim to provide students with unique and innovative events such as academic workshops and careers fairs that connect students with professional services firms.
> AAASoc on Facebook
- The Business Information Systems Association of Sydney Uni
(BISA) aims to promote a sense of identity and cohesion among BIS students on campus. Our purpose is to establish and strengthen connections between the Society, the Discipline and the BIS industry, to increase the employability of our members and to cultivate a greater understanding of the BIS discipline in general. These goals will be achieved against the backdrop of an open and friendly environment that is consistent with the culture of the Sydney Uni campus.
> BISA website
> BISA on Facebook
> BISA email
- Business & Professional Ethics Group (BPEG) Student Society
The BPEG Student Group was established with the aim of stimulating interest in business ethics at a student level, and providing a forum in which issues relating to business ethics can be discussed. To this end, the Group promotes and gives effect to BPEG events and also holds its own events of interest to students. The Group operates with full support from BPEG and the University of Sydney Business School.
> BPEG website
- The Commerce Revue Society
The Commerce Revue Society stages an annual comedy performance, of satirical songs and sketches. The Commerce Revue offers Business School students opportunities to write, perform, and choreograph, as well as engage in marketing and organizing the show. All are welcome to participate in one of the most exciting and fun University experiences.
> The Commerce Revue Society on Facebook
- Finance & Banking Society (FINSOC)
FINSOC draws on a deep network to bring the key players in industry to campus, providing valuable insights into working in a variety of specific sectors related to finance such as stockbroking, funds management and management consulting. FINSOC operates at both Sydney University and the University of New South Wales
> FINSOC website
> FINSOC on Facebook
- Financial Management Association of Australia (FMAA)
FMAA was founded in 1990 at the University of Melbourne with the strong support of Macquarie Bank, the National organisation also has branches in Sydney and Brisbane. Starting in the University of Sydney in 1995, the FMAA is the leading organisation for all Economics and Business students in providing links with future employers and guiding students through the recruitment process. With large-scale formal business events as well as intimate tailored events, we provide forums of networking and interaction with representatives from our 39 National Sponsor firms; covering the industries of Investment Banking, Accounting, Management Consulting, Insolvency, Law and Professional Accreditation.
> FMAA website
> FMAA on Facebook
- Student in Free Enterprise (SIFE) - A head for business, A heart for the world.
The University of Sydney SIFE team is part of the global not-for-profit organisation SIFE. The central element of SIFE is that students should use the knowledge they are gaining at university to improve their community, with a particular emphasis on initiative and innovation. The SIFE network develops strategic links between students, their universities, their communities and both the private and public corporate sectors to assist the students. SIFE is funded by generous donations of financial and in-kind assistance by leading Australian corporations, whose leaders and executives also give their time and expertise.
> SIFE Website
- Sydney Marketing Society
The Sydney Marketing Society (SMS) is a vibrant, not for profit student society based at the University of Sydney with branches across several other universities (UTS, UNSW, MQ and UWS). We seek to connect talented young marketers with leading employers in the marketing sector. In 2013, our aims are threefold:
> Sydney Marketing Society Website
- Provide students with more career opportunities
Marketing is a broad field of study, but SMS seeks to cater to every student's area of interest - whether it is PR, advertising, branding, media relations, market research, digital media marketing or B2B. SMS provides students with internship opportunities and graduate jobs in every marketing domain tailored to their interests.
- Encourage networking with future employers
Careers events such as seminars, workshops and conferences are provided throughout the year, helping students to establish valuable contacts within the marketing industry.
- Host fun events for meeting fellow minded students
Social events such as free BBQs, trivia and cocktail nights allow students to meet and make friends with fellow marketers who might accompany them throughout their university and working life.
- The Sydney University Statistics Society (StatSoc)
If you're interested in statistics, StatSoc's for you. We provide members with numerous opportunities to network with both students and employers. We conduct all types of fun surveys from Usyd students where results are published on the StatSoc website and in University publications. StatSoc assists to extend your career scope by promoting employment opportunities for students from all faculties. StatSoc makes statistics more relevant to social activities, promoting the importance of statistics to modern society.
> StatSoc website
> StatSoc on Facebook
- Work and Organisational Studies Society (WOSOC)
WOSOC caters to the social, professional and academic needs of students of management, industrial relations and human resource management. We work closely with key players within the industry, such as the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies and the Industrial Relations Society of NSW to provide fun and informative events throughout the year.
> WOSOC website
> WOSOC on Facebook
- Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES)
Many of us have great ideas and aspire to become successful entrepreneurs. However, many business ideas are doomed to fail even before they are implemented. Join the YES if you want to see that idea of yours bear some fruit. We are a group of eager entrepreneurs who are always looking to learn and share our knowledge.
> YES on Facebook
- 180 Degrees Consulting
180 Degrees Consulting is an emerging international non-profit student consultancy that works actively with non-profit organisations to strengthen their ability to achieve high impact social outcomes. Students work in teams to develop innovative, sustainable and practical solutions for clients. In this way, non-profits are empowered to overcome specific problems they face. At the same time, students are given the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to their communities, apply their university studies in a practical environment, and develop valuable life skills.
> 180 Degrees website
> 180 Degrees on Facebook
- AIESEC Sydney
AIESEC is the world's largest youth-driven organisation helping young people develop leadership potential. We connect our members with passionate youth from around the world and provide a platform for people from different cultures to expand their social and professional networks. At AIESEC Sydney, we also offer our members the unique opportunity to develop personally and professional by facilitating an international internship program and attending national and international leadership conferences.
> AIESEC Sydney website
- The Australia-China Youth Association (ACYA)
ACYA is a non-for-profit body of Australian students and Chinese international students, apolitical youth organisation that caters to young Australians with an interest in China, and similarly, young Chinese with an interest in Australia . Its aim is to deepen the relationship between Australia and China through education, career and networking events. We are a public interest resource that operates through a comprehensive online presence and university chapters in Australia. The website for all Chapters is http://www.acya.org.au/. In 2012, an individual chapter website will be developed for the University of Sydney in the coming year.
> ACYA website
- Beta Alpha Psi (BAP)
BAP is a students association for academically successful students majoring in Accounting, Finance or Information Systems. Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919 in the United States of America. In 2006, there are 263 chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation. The University of Sydney chapter is the first non US based chapter accepted into BAP.
> BAP website
- Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS)
BGS is the honour society for students enrolled in business and management programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Election to lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest honour a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master's program at a school accredited by AACSB International. Students, based on high academic achievement, and tenured business school faculty members are the only ones eligible for membership in the Society. With more than 580,000 members worldwide, the Society's membership comprises the brightest and best of the world's business leaders.
Beta Gamma Sigma membership provides recognition for a lifetime. With 18 alumni chapters in major metropolitan areas across the United States and Hong Kong, the BGS CareerCentral job board, and the on-line membership community, those recognized for their academic achievements at The University of Sydney can continue an active relationship with Beta Gamma Sigma long after graduation. This lifelong commitment to its members' academic and professional success is defined in the Society's mission: to encourage and honour academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members.
> the University of Sydney BGS website
- United Nations Society
The United Nations Society aims to strengthen interest in international relations and the role of the United Nations in the global community. Our talented MUNners, as members are fondly known, have been named Best Delegation to the prestigious Asia Pacific Model UN Conference through 2007, 2008 and 2009. UNSoc hosts a range of events and activities which cater to all levels. These include topical, interactive MiniMUNs, broader JointMUNs, SydMUN, AMUNC10, as well as guest speakers and 'after-dark diplomacy' social events.
> United Nations Society website
- University Network for Investing and Trading (UNIT)
Are you interested in cultivating your wealth-creation skills and getting a career headstart? UNIT will help you to succeed, and you can help us to achieve our goal of providing free financial education for all students! With free membership, competitions, educational seminars, careers networking opportunities, roundtable discussions and huge social events, UNIT aims to get students excited about the world of opportunity that share trading and personal investment brings! UNIT is student-focused. While useful careers-wise, the education provided by UNIT also aims to equip you with the knowledge and confidence to start up and manage your own share portfolios and invest for life. No doubt many students begin university wondering how they too can trade shares and other instruments - UNIT aims to answer that question, so join us today!
> UNIT Website
> UNIT Facebook Page
> UNIT Blog
Support Available to Clubs and Societies
Applying for Funds
Typically funded events provide Business School students with developmental opportunities such as guest speakers, seminars, workshops, industry networking events and conferences among other things. Applications for funding towards administration, promotional, website development and other resource expenses will also be considered in this context. Some 'start up' funds are available also. Please note: social events and O Week activities will not be considered for funding.
Contact Sarah Fletcher (Careers and Employability Office) with any queries.
Download Funding/Resource Application Form
Funding is also available for ethics related events or projects from the Natoli Ethics Fund. In order to apply for funds your event must support the development of ethical awareness, particularly in business ethics, for students of the Business School.
Your application will be considered by members of the Business and Professional Ethics Group (BPEG) who have been asked to manage the funds. There are also funds available for the registration of ethics related conferences.
For further information on this fund contact Sarah Fletcher at the Careers and Employability Office.
Event Promotion and Room Bookings
There is storage space in the Merewether Building, as well as the Storie Dixson Building.
Clubs and Societies events and activities can be promoted via the Careers and Employability Office Newsletter, online calendar, Blackboard, Student Announcements and Facebook. You must contact Sarah Fletcher at least 7 days in advance, otherwise there is no guarantee that the event will be promoted in time.
For events bringing Industry representatives onto Campus and with no more than 40 people attending, societies can book the Staff Meeting Room 214, 215 in H69. Sarah Fletcher will need to be in attendance and please note there is a 'no alcohol' policy for this room.
Clubs and Societies can also book Venues through the University of Sydney Union or Venues Collection which allows you to make free bookings between 1-2pm, and to pay a discounted amount at other times.