Open Day success for Business School
27 Aug 2012
The University of Sydney Open Day was held on Saturday 25 August, featuring a range of activities designed to introduce prospective students to life at Sydney, and offer insight into the programs and extracurricular offerings the University provides.
The Business School proudly hosted its annual Business Breakfast, an event that has formed an integral part of the Open Day activities for a number of years. More than 100 people were on hand to hear Professor Geoffrey Garrett, Dean of the Business School, as well as a panel of alumni and current students, discuss the strength of the Business School's ties and engagement with industry.
The discussion focused on the Business School's Industry Placement Program, which offers students the chance to put their learning into practice, working with our industry partners to tackle real-world business issues.
The panel included first year Bachelor of Commerce student Anthea Lee, who is currently completing a cadetship with KPMG, and Joshua Shuvalov, a third year Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) student who was successful in gaining a placement with the Commonwealth Bank's Group Customer Relations Division.
Industry representative Hamish Corlett, Director at TDM Asset Management was also on hand to praise the Business School's commitment to industry engagement, particularly through the Industry Placement Program. Hamish graduated from the Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours (Finance and Accounting) in 2000.
In addition to the Business Breakfast, the program for the day also included two mini-lectures providing high school students with an overview of the Business School's Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) degrees. For the 2012 program a new session was introduced, the Global Citizens Forum, which allowed prospective students to learn more about the global opportunities and the 360 degree view of business provided by the Business School.
While many prospective students took up the opportunity to make face-to-face enquiries about the programs and their expected outcomes by speaking directly with academics and current students at information stalls, a significant number of these students also took the time to attend the other events and activities provided throughout the Open Day program.