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.
That is why the Business School encourages our entire community to make their voices heard. Whether it is students taking part in our Exchange or Industry Placement programs, or a member of staff with something to say in their area of expertise, we believe that every opinion counts.
The Sydney Business blogs exist to give all of members of the Business School community the opportunity and space to voice those opinions, report their experiences and share their thoughts on what's happening at the Business School, and beyond.
We are always looking for bloggers to write for us. Whether you are a student, an academic, alumni or a representative of the industry, if you would like to blog for the Business School, please contact us for more information.
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.
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
The Importance of Leadership 5 Aug 2014
Imagine it’s your first team meeting and you know well that you have to lead the team for convincing results. English is not your first language, you don’t know the demographics and psychological behaviors and you don’t even know how they react to the conversation and words at times. This is predominantly what every international student experiences while studying at the University of Sydney. More
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
PwC Case for Change Challenge 20 Aug 2014
By Dr Thommy Arena, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program It’s always easier to join the dots when you reflect back on a journey. Our PwC Case for Change experience was a gradually unfolding success, … Continue reading
PwC Case for Change Challenge 15 Aug 2014
By Willis Gray, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program Often some of the most rewarding activities one can do are those that aren’t expected. When the opportunity to participate in the PricewaterhouseCoopers Case for Change … Continue reading
Top Tip(s) for Emerging Leaders 12 Aug 2014
By Anita Mitchell, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program and BOSS Emerging Leaders MBA Scholarship Recipient As I sat there staring at my copy of the Australian Financial Review, the banner line seemed to speak … Continue reading
By Hugh Simpson, current student of the University of Sydney Business School MBA program and Marketing and Communications Manager, eMBAssy Over the last 18 months in the MBA program, I have come to know some of the most amazing people … Continue reading
Back in May 2014, McDonald’s Australia posted an opportunity on their Facebook page to allow fans to help create a new edition to their menu. The ‘Build Our Next Burger ‘ campaign allowed fans to select ingredients from a range provided by McDonald’s, and the most voted for ingredients/burger combination was selected. In addition to the ingredients, the name of this burger was also voted for by ... Read More
Traveling the world with your personal brand 22 Aug 2014
What if your whole personal brand as a university student was being an athlete and a student at the same time? And, what if that brand got to represent your country and your university all around the world? It must be an extremely challenging role to play, but the University of Sydney students representing Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, make it look effortless. ... Read More
It's easy to take for granted the most important people in our lives, forgetting what they mean to each of us. That is, until we are reminded and given the opportunity to be grateful. That's the insightful brilliance of the World's Toughest Job campaign by the agency Mullen for American Greetings. In the build up to mother’s day, the greeting card company tapped a universal consumer insight to ... Read More
Umbrella Companies 15 Aug 2014
Have you ever been shocked to find out that some of the brands and products you have been so very loyal to for ages were actually subsidiary companies to a larger, potentially less customer centred holding company? Well, Unilever is attempting to be one of the first to break that shock by incorporating all of its subsidiary companies into their newest logo, as seen below. Research has ... Read More
Lucky for me, my parents felt comfortable having me vaccinated for many extremely harmful and contagious illnesses when I was little. Additionally, the United States of America had rules in place that protected me from illnesses while I was beginning school as a child, but sometimes you wonder why other people don’t want the same for themselves or their children, especially when exceptionally ... 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