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Business School Industry Placement Program thanks Corporate Partners

09 Nov 2012

The University of Sydney Business School has hosted a Corporate Partner Thank You dinner on Thursday, 8 November, to show its appreciation for the generous support of its Corporate and Government partners in the Industry Placement Program.

More than 80 people attended the event, including current Industry Placement Program corporate and government partners and other industry representatives, key Business School staff and several students who have benefited from the Business School's work-integrated learning programs over the past two years.

Associate Dean (Undergraduate) Associate Professor Philip Seltsikas hosted the event and facilitated a spirited panel discussion on the Changing Nature of the Workplace.

The panel included Georgia Marsh, Chief Development Officer for the Womens Business Development Centre (USA), and Rhonda Brighton-Hall, Executive General Manager, Organisation Development, Talent, Culture, Diversity & Learning at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

"The Industry Placement Program is one of the most important initiatives that the Business School has implemented," said Associate Professor Seltsikas. "Through the program, Business School students have been able to gain real-world business insight, and develop their knowledge and skills with practical workplace experience."

"These benefits would not be possible without the support of our corporate partners," Associate Professor Seltsikas continued. "Their generosity has enriched the learning experience for many of our students, and the Business School is extremely grateful for their continued involvement."

The Business School's corporate partners were each presented with a plaque by Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education Operations) Tyrone Carlin and Associate Professor Seltsikas, as a token of the Business School's appreciation.

The Industry Placement Program provides Business School students with the opportunity to work for a leading firm as part of their degree. First piloted in 2010, the Industry Placement Program is now recognised as one of the most important additions to the student learning experience at the Business School.

For more information, please see the Industry Placement Program website.