Sydney Business Blog
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Dual Mandate Business: What Does Gulf Food Security Have In Common With Sydney’s Urban Future? 17 Sep 2015
By Associate Lecturer Michael Katz CSR is about businesses performing in a way that appears to further some social good that goes beyond the financial interests of the firm and relevant legal requirements. However, moving beyond CSR, which is seen as peripheral and more messaging than reality, the concept of dual mandate is an important development. Dual mandate sits within the spectrum of ‘ More
Heading out of the assessment centre, I wasn’t sure if I had made it into the program. I had heard so many stories about each of my friend’s experiences with the Industry Placement Program (IPP), but it didn’t mean I was sure that I had received a place. Now, I'm two weeks into the placement, working in a professional services role for the very first time with one of the big four and I’ve More
Adventures in India 24 Aug 2015
This past July I have had the opportunity to work with the social enterprise, Pollinate Energy, through the Business School's Community Placement Program. Pollinate Energy aims to improve the lives of India’s Urban poor. Every year, thousands of Indians are migrating from their rural villages to these urban slums. These people are seeking employment and these harsh living conditions, often More
A trip to China is not complete without visiting the impressive factories and facilities the country has to offer. On our recent trip to the south-east provinces of China, twenty Master of Management students and I had the privilege of being hosted by the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection (CECEP) Group. CECEP is China’s largest state-owned renewable energy enterprise and is More
Ayurveda, Agra and Awakening! 30 Sep 2015
By Belinda Coniglio, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program Many have asked about my journey to India to attend Stuart Watkin’s Awakening Yoga Retreat, as though India remains an untouched mystery. I did not know … Continue reading
By Therese Juda, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program The rapid pace of China’s industrialisation and resulting leaps in GDP has created a glut of capital. During our recent trip to China, one venture capitalist … Continue reading
The importance of knowing and owning your story 21 Sep 2015
By Timothy Castle, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program Recently I have been intrigued by the number of times I have been asked ‘so tell me what’s happening?’ in relation to my career by a … Continue reading
Men’s pay on my mind 18 Sep 2015
By Dr Kim Johnstone, UN Women NC Australia MBA Scholarship recipient and current student in The University of Sydney Business School MBA Men’s pay has been on my mind. As the recipient of the UN Women NC Australia MBA Scholarship, this … Continue reading
Leading in the Future of Work 9 Sep 2015
By Jane Counsel, Unit Coordinator, Managing People and Organisations, The University of Sydney Business School MBA program Every time I walk into a coffee shop, I observe how technology is transforming the way people work. Once the sanctuary of the coffee … Continue reading
Marketing Campaign: Melanoma Likes Me 6 Oct 2015
Oh boy, what a wonderful long sunny weekend! As the temperatures sizzled and the beaches packed, I couldn’t but help think about one of the best marketing campaigns of the year. Aussies love the sun, and love telling friends about it on social media. But every time we do, we make a new friend, _melenoma. Melanoma is a skin cancer that kills 1500 Australians each year and is the most lethal ... Read More
Mobile Marketing for the Oldies 30 Sep 2015
When you think of marketing to “Older People” what comes to mind? Is it images of retired couples sitting back in a rocking chair? Is it couples that still have a so-called “brick” as a mobile telephone? Make no mistake here; these misconceptions in marketing for the elderly should be cleared up straight away. In today’s ever-evolving technological world, brands and companies tend to overlook ... Read More
Ambush marketing: A threat or an opportunity? 28 Sep 2015
Ambush marketing is a strategy in which advertisers “ambush” or take over an event to gain exposure for an advertising purpose. The unauthorised use of an event for marketing publicity it not a new phenomenon. The first recognised example of ambush marketing came shortly after VISA was made an official sponsor of the 1984 Summer Olympic games over its rival American Express. The phrase "ambush ... Read More
Instagram is updating and building upon its platform with new innovative developments, such as the integration of the Instagram API (Application Programming Interface). Representing one of the fastest growing major mobile properties, Instagram is home to an engaged and authentic community with more than 300 million users. To further put this giant powerhouse in perspective, the mobile app ... Read More
7 tips to increase customer online engagement 21 Sep 2015
It’s not like conventional ways to deal with, advertising where you particularly target prospects with direct reaction offers, engagement promoting permits your crowd and potential clients to associate with you and shape how they might want to speak with you. Engagement promoting starts when an intrigued individual makes a move to start an association with you.Engagement implies somebody is keen ... 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