11 Aug 2011
One of the key components of the University of Sydney Business School's unique Master of Management program is the networking experience participants are afforded at all stages of the program. Incoming students in cohort 6, who commenced their studies last week, had the opportunity to meet leaders of Australian industry in week one of the program and give their career aspirations an early kick start.
Following an information session on networking tips in their orientation week program, a group of 10 students were invited to The University of Sydney Rugby Club Foundation's annual function at the Round 18 Shute Shield match between Sydney Uni and Southern Districts.
The Master of Management students who come from countries including Denmark, Germany and Russia saw Sydney Uni dominate throughout the game and defeat Southern Districts 52-20.
While the finer points of the game were lost on most of the group watching their first ever rugby match, the chance to network with senior Australian business executives was not.
Philipp Schmithausen, who hails from Germany said: "It has been a great introduction to the program and to refine our networking techniques in an informal environment. It has also been a terrific introduction to Australian culture and I have already become a fan of the game!"
General Manager of Sydney Uni Rugby Club, Ray Dearlove, said: "We were very pleased to be able to offer these exceptional students this important opportunity and hope some of the introductions made here will lead to important future connections."
Most of the students were watching their first game of
Associate Professor Nick Wailes attended the