Sydney Business Blog
The Business School is proud of both the depth and breadth of our community. Our students, academics, alumni and industry partners are all integral in helping to shape the principles we believe in, and the successes we achieve.
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The Big Opportunity Blog explores current conversations and ideas from the world of business. These are insights into the thoughts of tomorrow's agents of change - our leading academics, business leaders and students. Shape your opinion on what matters.
Just need to take the first step 17 Apr 2015
Nine months ago, I stepped off the plane in Sydney after many hours in flight. It was an early chilly morning. Looking at the newly risen sun, I took a deep breath of the cold air, full of unfamiliar smells, telling myself that I could fulfil my goals. However, to achieve these goals was anything but easy. I thought I had learned English well enough, but then I found myself barely understanding More
Thoughts on International Women’s Day 2015 26 Mar 2015
In my final semester at university I had the pleasure of being involved in an exciting, refreshing new student-run society, the University of Sydney Network of Women - known as NOW. Launched in semester two last year, NOW aims to connect, compel and collectively inspire aspiring female leaders.About six months on, NOW has evolved rapidly into an organisation capable of collaborating with Capital More
AIESEC: Global Youth Leadership 24 Mar 2015
AIESEC is a student society which specialises in arranging overseas volunteering programs. There are programs in almost every continent, and my program was in Taiwan. It was an education project in Hsinchu called, ‘Bridge the Gap’. Taiwan has always been a country that I have wanted to visit, and I have always felt that the best way to get to know a foreign country is to live the local life. More
The city that became home 12 Mar 2015
Doris Xu is an undergraduate student at the University of Sydney Business School. She is currently in the United States as part of the Washington DC Placement Program, offered by the Business School in partnership with the United States Studies Centre. I closed my eyes. Next to me, my roommate’s speaker was playing the acoustic album from her favourite artist, Above and Beyond. A door away, More
Current MBA, Future [INSERT HERE] 14 Apr 2015
By Georgia Knox, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program The concept of future anything is actually quite a daunting one. Rarely do we allow ourselves the luxury of such unrestricted thinking. Of waxing lyrical. Of … Continue reading
Is who you are your business? 9 Apr 2015
By Belinda Coniglio, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program So much has happened since my last blog about Shanghai and the Sydney MBA Ball at the end of 2014 (thanks EMBAssy for organising a fabulous … Continue reading
Current Work of the UNITED Nations Commission on International Trade Law for Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises 7 Apr 2015
By Diane Chapman, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program I have just had the opportunity to participate in UNCITRAL’s newest Working Group for Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises (WGI) in Vienna in their autumn. Here, countries … Continue reading
By Natalie Cope, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program and BOSS Emerging Leaders MBA Scholarship Recipient You know those moments when you realise you’ve been walking around in a cloud of blissful ignorance? Suddenly, the … Continue reading
By Richard Mayo, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program Most of us work in teams. Teams at work, teams at home, teams on the sporting field – and have done so most of our lives. … Continue reading
Would you like a brioche bun, caramelized onion and fried in a wire basket with that? The idea of inventing an inspiring a creative dish leads itself back to the food programs that have taken Australia by storm. With shows such as Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules, society is increasingly becoming more experimental with “gourmet” foods and starting to be more health conscious about what ... Read More
Living in a world of Consumption 17 Apr 2015
Today's contemporary society lives in a culture full of consumtion where one must consume in order to survive. However, if you love fashion and consuming carbohydrates, you will love this article! New York designer Chloe Wise exhibits her artistic interests in her new collection “ Pissing, Shmoozing and Looking away”, of sculptures that look good enough to eat! Through the duality of the word ... Read More
Mergers & Acquisitions – Brand Building 101 14 Apr 2015
In the past month or so there’s been a lot of talk about different brands in the fashion industry being taken over, or merging with other companies. Although it’s not an unfamiliar occurrence in any industry, two big names have come up in the conversation so far; the first of which is Karmaloop (an online retailer specialising in street wear), and the second is Net-a-Porter (an online retailer ... Read More
Apple’s great leap in to wearable technology 13 Apr 2015
The much-anticipated Apple watch has almost arrived with pre-orders being accepted online this week. Smart watches are no longer a new phenomenon, with rivals such as the Samsung Gear and the Pebble already hitting the shelves over a year ago. However, this week marks a significant milestone for Apple in to the world of wearable technology. Following the success of both the iPhone and ... Read More
MetaData 2 Apr 2015
Apparently, everyone is up in arms about a new law in Australia being passed which will allow Telcom companies within Australia access to tracking-type information produced by mobile devices and internet usages for personal users. MetaData is typically known to give up information, such a specific location, particular views, searches, phone calls, text messages and more. The reason why everyone ... 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