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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.
The semester is flying by and the mid-semester break is already coming up! You’re probably already thinking about all the great things you’re going to do. But if you haven’t, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are five things you can do to get the most out of the mid-sem break: 1. Plan your week so it doesn’t go to waste The mid-semester break is only a week long, which isn’t More
Footbridge Standards at the Hult Prize 11 Apr 2017
Our students continue to make their mark on society, taking on competitions that help make an impact through the power of social enterprises. The Hult Prize is one of these competitions dedicated to launching the next-generation of social entrepreneurs, encouraging teams to work together to help solve the world's biggest issues. Hult Prize Campus Finalists, Footbridge Standards, was one of four More
Top 10 tips to secure a graduate placement 31 Mar 2017
It’s peak graduate season, and you are probably wondering how you’re going to secure a spot in the perfect graduate program. In case you missed our Insider Tips event, we asked our recent graduates to share their top tips on getting a placement after you graduate. Christine Ma, ANZ Early Professional Seller (EPS) Hub Manager IBM Digital Business Group 1. Start applying early: use More
Resume season 15 Mar 2017
As I near the end of my degree the terrifying season of resume writing and interviews dawns upon me. Time to portray oneself as a level headed, career oriented, all around great person who knows exactly where they want to go in life and what company they were born to join (any that will have me really). I had an interview recently - not even for a job - for work experience, but the More
The Playground Matrix: a tool to help you determine the extent to which your business is strategy driven 21 Apr 2017
By Professor Marc Jones, Unit Coordinator, Strategies for Growth, The University of Sydney Business School MBA program One of the key findings in a recent major study of Australian leadership was that it was common for senior leaders to not seek … Continue reading
An afternoon with Andrew Liveris 10 Apr 2017
By Alison Husain, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program and Business Leader Postgraduate Scholarship recipient One of the benefits of undertaking the MBA at the University of Sydney Business School is the program’s designated Careers … Continue reading
How footy builds an inclusive Team Australia 24 Mar 2017
By Peter Giurissevich, Senior Legal Counsel – NRL, BOSS Emerging Leaders Scholarship recipient and current student in the University of Sydney Business School MBA program. The importance of grassroots participation to rugby league cannot be understated. Without it, the next … Continue reading
Know Thyself 3 Mar 2017
By Myrophora Koureas, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program I had the opportunity to work on a gender diversity project with Andy Almenara, Lilla Kelemen-Toroczkai, and Evan Zhang in the core unit of study, Managing … Continue reading
By Emma Brown, Finance Manager at Cerebral Palsy Alliance, UN Women NC Australia MBA Scholarship recipient and current student in the University of Sydney Business School MBA program. It appears widely accepted that diversity and inclusion in the workplace improve economic … Continue reading
5 Ways to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues 20 Apr 2017
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a nice long weekend! We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather to enjoy the Easter holiday break. But now, for many it’s time to go back to work and buckle down for exams. Life might seem bleak right now, but don’t despair! It’s probably just the post-holiday blues. Take this quick quiz to see if this sounds like you.1. You can’t sleep at night and ... Read More
Hungry for Health 18 Apr 2017
How Consumers’ Power Can Influence an Industry You may or may not have noticed, but here in Australia, we are a nation of fitness freaks. Think that I’m wrong? I’d wager that at around half the people reading this article would have some form of vitamin or dietary supplement in their home. A study performed in 2015 by Roy Morgan Research shows that 8.1 million Aussies 14+ (or 42% of the ... Read More
The Five Golden No-No's of Personal Branding 11 Apr 2017
Chances are, when you're looking for a job, you're probably going to want to try and impress whoever it is that's reading your resume. As Master of Marketing students, we have a pretty good idea of what to do when it comes to personal branding, but how many of us know what not to do? It might seems tempting, but it’s important not to fall into the trap of branding yourself as ‘the best USYD ... Read More
The Beauty of the Bottle 11 Apr 2017
How do you like to start your morning? A kiss? Sun streaming through your window? An espresso? Don't answer that question just yet. Stretch with me first! Do you hear that fizzing sound? Chances are, somewhere right now someone is probably opening a bottle of Coke, juice or water. Does that sound like a great start to your day? Do you ever think about what a single ... Read More
7 Student Hacks You Will Not Want To Miss!!! 28 Mar 2017
Once more, we find ourselves at the beginning of a new semester and intensive classes have already begun. For most, it’s exciting, but for some returning to student life can be a little stressful! I know there are lots of new students who want to make the most of their time this semester, so to make things a little easier for you to understand, we invited our Program Manager Anna Forte, to share ... Read More
These short pieces focus on transport and logistics topics of currency that are likely to be challenging and controversial – hence the titling of the series Thinking outside the box. It has all the elements of critical thinking and the challenge of change.
Professor David Hensher, Director, ITLS
The general decline in shipping and trade has put huge pressure on ports, as they have significant sunk/fixed costs and rely on shipping carriers to bring in cargo. With huge investments and associated risks, it is often difficult for the private sector to undertake very large port investments independently, especially in developing countries with relatively less efficient capital markets. Read more
After a nine-month investigation into the WestConnex tollroad, the Auditor-General has found the Commonwealth Government committed billions of taxpayers’ money to the scheme without appropriate advice. He also indicated that the funding did not provide value for money for taxpayers, and did not protect the government’s financial interests. These findings raise the question: if the scheme is a bad deal for taxpayers, then exactly whom does it benefit? Read more
Last week marked the end of the school holidays in Sydney and a resumption for many of frustrating levels of congestion as the 'school-run' resumed. Well over half of school children were driven, which is roughly double the levels when many of their parents would have been attending school, 25-30 years ago. How have we arrived at this situation and what can we do? Read more
David Hensher, Chinh Ho and Richard Ellison
The rapid development of autonomous vehicles (AV) has prompted considerable speculation on how these vehicles will ‘revolutionise’ the future of cities’ transport systems. It has been suggested that a large-scale adoption of AV would lead to safer roads, congestion-free cities and more public spaces as vehicles can be shared, and hence fewer parking spaces are needed. However, it is far from clear if these visions are likely to be realised and what this might imply for the future transport networks and policy agendas. Read more