Sydney Business Blog
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Beyond Borders 17 Sep 2014
Australian: “How you going?”American: “Are you asking where I am going?” These minor colloquial differences such as the usage of words like: ‘mate’ ‘keen’ ‘heaps’ ‘uni’ ‘flatmates’ 'jumper' and ‘doona’ add to a gnarley cultural clash between the United States and Australia. My name is Jennifer Crane and I am a third-year communication studies major and environmental systems and society minor More
In June 2013, a group of enthusiastic students and I took the first steps in implementing an idea I had toyed with for some time: starting a business publication that was entirely student-run, informing a readership that spanned several Australian Universities and which would inspire business students through the practical tips and insights gained from successful industry professionals. Six More
A Taste of America, Summer Study Abroad 14 Aug 2014
How the time flies. Just over six weeks ago, I had just finished my Sydney Uni exams and jumped onto a plane bound for LA. It was there that I was to spend six weeks studying and travelling. Now that I am back in Sydney, I’m launching straight back into semester (my final semester too!) with an abundance of new friendships, experiences and knowledge acquired from studying at UCLA. So what were More
Discovering New Forms of Business 11 Aug 2014
Corporate Social Responsibility has been an idea embedded into the pores of business foundation classes from the start. At the same time, I felt like it was more of an elaborate marketing ploy. Businesses are concerned with making a profit, I reasoned. Why would they willingly participate in extra activities and practices that would add extra costs? It wasn’t until I stumbled across ‘social More
Six weeks in Shanghai flew by as a short-term study abroad student at Fudan University. This pilot program was organised by the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, and offered to students in the Business School and Arts Faculty. As part of the program, 17 University of Sydney students completed a four-week intensive summer school at Fudan University, which is renowned as one of More
Debunking myths about women in Leadership 8 Sep 2014
By Nancy Nguyen, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program As a young child, I remember watching “Beyond 2000”, a show promising what the next millennium would offer from futuristic cars, to the newest and brightest … Continue reading
Celebrating a ‘different’ CEO 4 Sep 2014
By Lisa Tarry, Careers & Corporate Relations Manager MBA Programs, Management Education, at the University of Sydney Business School In times of change, we often need a different approach. The Mindful Leadership Global Forum took place in Sydney this week … Continue reading
By Christopher Murphy, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program There has been much conjecture about the 2014 Commonwealth Budget – with university fee deregulation, Medicare co-payments and changes to fuel excises well reported. One of … Continue reading
By Renee Connellan, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program “I don’t know how you do it, Renée!” I can’t tell you how many times people have said that to me in the past 18 months. The … Continue reading
Leadership Practice and Development 21 Aug 2014
By Anna Hynek, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program and coach for the unit ‘Leadership Practice and Development’ What it is like to be a coach for the core unit of Leadership Practice and Development? … Continue reading
SMS Mentoring Program 2014 Graduation Event 17 Sep 2014
Not long ago, I featured a post on this blog regarding a mentoring initiative run by the Sydney Marketing Society (SMS). The 8-week program that I participated in, ran throughout July to September, and was a unique opportunity for young marketing talent to connect with leading employers in the marketing sector. To mark the completion of this year’s program, SMS held a graduation event at the ... Read More
City of Melbourne – Re-branding for the Future 12 Sep 2014
Having recently just visited Melbourne with Christine, I couldn’t help but notice the prominence of the city’s own branding. Whether it was on event tickets, billboards or magazines, Melbourne had been given a very clear identity, and one that perhaps is a lot more memorable than some of Australia’s other capital cities. Re-branded by Landor Associates in 2009, the brief for this project ... Read More
Partners in Crime 10 Sep 2014
Master of Marketing students go to Melbourne Although Salil and I both spent much of our Melbourne shopping weekend with our own vast retail agendas, we came together where, and when, it counted most. Our ‘shop until you drop’ instincts took control as we fought our way through the plethora of fabric, countless discounts, and long fitting room lines during a busy Monday afternoon at H&M. This ... Read More
Advertising: Our new best friend 5 Sep 2014
Our first course of the semester is finally complete! MKTG6208 Marketing Communications came and went, but not without colourful friendships, a few all-nighters, and one very (hopefully) proud professor (Kate Charlton, featured below). (Picture by Elle Liu – Current Student) The course took its students on an incredible journey through the ins and outs of the creative process within ... Read More
Have you ever had that experience where you arrive at a new airport and walk out of the jetway only to follow the streamline of people flowing from the gateway towards baggage claim as if they have all done it and been there a million times? Well turns out, airport architects, construction personnel, behavioural psychologists, business managers, and marketing directors have all put their brains ... Read More
US Placement Program Blogs
During their stay in the United States, participants in the Washington DC and Los Angeles Placement Programs share their experiences of work, study and all else that is life.
Three snow days and three days left 5 Mar 2014
With three days left in this program, I have decided to do a blog updating the work I have done, events we have attended and the places we have travelled.... More
Hello again! I'm finally here in DC and well, have been here for a few weeks! The first time I set foot on DC soil, I knew it was time to start work to start the program that I had... More
New York - Part 2 Now, I’ve left Times Square to a separate part - reason being was that we came here again with a larger group of friends on the Weekend once we were in DC so I decided... More
Los Angeles Series: Theme Parks 6 Feb 2014
It's almost halfway through the LA program and I've been lucky enough to visit 4 theme parks! Here's my breakdown:... More
Los Angeles Series: The Holiday 6 Feb 2014
Hey guys, Ben here attempting my first ever blog post. I know it’s been almost 4 weeks into the LA program, but it has been crazy since day one!... More
I'm An Intern! And More Cycling... 25 Jan 2014
I got an internship! Woohoo- no longer an intern-orphan! This week was the start of my internship at M&C Saatchi. I’m placed with Apple-extraordinaire Lee on the program who’s from WA and so far it’s been an amazing experience! M&C... More