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Meet our students

We’ve asked some of our students to share their reasons for choosing Sydney, their degree and what their experience has been so far.

Student testimonials

Charles Rees, Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)

"The Business School is a place that truly fosters intelligence and free thinking. The opportunities available to students are limitless. I will finish my study with not only a world-renowned degree, but also the skills and experiences to ensure a strong start to my career"
Charles Rees, Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)

Nanette Van Jaarsveld, Senior Analyst Deloitte

"The Industry Placement Program is the reason I work at Deloitte today. The amount of support I received was fantastic, and the knowledge I gained from my placement and through my degree have been invaluable to my career so far."
Nanette Van Jaarsveld, Senior Analyst Deloitte

Nina Khoury, Bachelor of Commerce Major (Marketing)/Bachelor of Laws

"I chose to study commerce/law because it presents a vast array of career possibilities. At the University of Sydney, I am constantly surrounded by a diverse group of inspiring and successful people. My experience in and out of the classroom have shaped by university experience and allowed me to thrive"
Nina Khoury, Bachelor of Commerce Major (Marketing)/Bachelor of Laws, Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness Elite Athlete Program

Jamie Kennedy, Commercial Law Major

"My Commercial Law major allows me to understand not just how a business operates, but also the legal environment that regulates it - something that I believe is critical for success in business, wherever you are in the world."
Jamie Kennedy, Commercial Law Major

Brittany Guilleaume, IBUS Major

"Through the International Business major, I had the opportunity to learn from lecturers who were also practicing professionals, better preparing me for the realities of the business world, in Australia and abroad."
Brittany Guilleaume, IBUS Major

Simone Longworth, Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)

"During my studies, I competed in business competitions, received support from the Business School’s careers services, and was fortunate to land a position with GSA Insurance before completing my degree. The course gave me a broad insight into the business world, and being able to apply and recognise the concepts we were studying in the classroom through first-hand experiences was immensely valuable."
Simone Longworth, Events and Marketing Coordinator, GSA Insurance Brokers, Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies)

Jhoshan Jothilingam, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), 2007, Master of Business Law, 2010

"I instantly felt at home the first time I stepped on campus for a University Open Day. I began my studies with an interest in business, but an immature understanding of commerce. I left more knowledgeable, engaged and exposed to career and business opportunities. I recently joined The Huffington Post Media Group in New York where I am helping to expand one of the world’s largest digital media companies. As an alumnus, I am grateful to be part of a global group of like-minded and well-rounded people."
Jhoshan Jothilingam, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), 2007 Master of Business Law, 2010 Senior Manager, International Markets, The Huffington Post Media Group


Student testimonials

Katie Tilden, Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Katie Tilden

"My master’s degree was the perfect fit from day one, with units of study aligned with my career goals and motivations. The Industry Placement Program was invaluable in developing my interpersonal and leadership skills, and provided an unparalleled stepping stone into the human resources industry.”
Katie Tilden, Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, Graduate, Human Resources, Westpac

India Edwards, Master of Management

India Edwards

"I chose the Master of Management to expand my business skills and complement my undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics. Through this program I have had the opportunity to participate in the Accelerated Career Program (ACP), as well as complete a unit of study in Nanjing, China – a fantastic opportunity to develop my understanding of Chinese Culture and business practices. The industry connections, practical teaching, diversity of the student cohort and alumni network have been invaluable throughout the course and, as a result, I have already secured a job for next year.”
India Edwards, Master of Management

Sylvain Kuntzmann, Master of Management (CEMS)

Sylvain Kuntzmann

"I came to Sydney after completing a Master of Science in IT Engineering in France. I was eager to develop the business knowledge to take my career to the next level. Studying the Master of Management (CEMS) has been a rich experience. I have been able to engage with business and work with students from all over the world. The Careers and Employability Office has been invaluable, and I am looking forward to spending the next two semesters abroad. All of these experiences will provide me with what I need to step in to an international career with confidence”
Sylvain Kuntzmann, Master of Management (CEMS)

Kyle Macnaughtan, Master of Commerce, Business Leader Postgraduate Scholarship recipient

Kyle Macnaughtan

"My experience at the Business School has been both professionally and personally rewarding. The Master of Commerce offers a great level of depth, which has allowed me to explore a variety of options. My passion for growth and career aspirations were strongly supported by the academic staff, cohort of high-achieving students and opportunities made available by the Business School.”
Kyle Macnaughtan, Master of Commerce, Business Leader Postgraduate Scholarship recipient

Jessie Hu, Master of Professional Accounting

Jessie Hu

"I chose the University of Sydney Business School for its international reputation and connections to industry. I have completed internships in Singapore and Hong Kong, worked on a consulting project in Nepal through the Community Placement Program, and participated in The Deloitte FASTRACK Innovation Challenge. All these opportunities equip me not only with technical skills and real-world experience- they are also shaping my career”
Jessie Hu, Master of Professional Accounting

Evgenia Stancheva, Master of International Business

Evgenia Stancheva

“After completing my bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2010 in Bulgaria, I worked for four years in finance and business analysis. But I was eager to see the world, learn more and challenge myself. This past year at Sydney has included advising cheese producers in the Hunter Valley region, pitching a new business idea to a panel of ‘sharks’, and travelling to India to complete my capstone project. Not only have I gained a quality education, it has also broadened my cultural perspective and leadership capabilities. I feel equipped to advance in the business world, and hopefully launch my own business someday.”
Evgenia Stancheva, Master of International Business

Kerry Zhuang, Master of Commerce specialising in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Kerry Zhuang

“The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies has given me a solid grounding in supply chain management theory, strategy and practice, backed with technical skills. The enthusiasm among the teaching staff is infectious, and industry professionals were regular guest lecturers, enabling me to connect my studies to the real world. As a result, I graduated industry-ready, and was able to secure a permanent job before the completion of my studies”
Kerry Zhuang, Master of Commerce specialising in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Procurement Manager, SPOS Group

Robert Brunning, Master of Marketing

Robert Brunning

“I was looking to formalise the marketing knowledge I had gained from six years working in the education sector. The Master of Marketing was the perfect opportunity to gain deep theoretical knowledge along with the practical skills high-level marketers need. My classmates come from Australia, India, New Zealand, China, Italy, Korea, Germany, Bulgaria, Indonesia and the Maldives. I am currently working with YHA Australia as part of my marketing consultancy project – this is a great opportunity for me to work with a real company and add value to their business practices.”
Robert Brunning, Master of Marketing

Toby Heap, Master of Commerce, 2011

Toby Heap

“My professional journey began as a scientist, then a founder, and now I am an investor in other start-ups. I had always been interested in the financial services industry, but my time at the University of Sydney Business School improved my knowledge and understanding of how the sector operates. Coming from a background in science and technology, the Business School helped me make the transition to investing in science and technology companies. It was the catalyst for spotting a gap in the market for financial technology start-ups, and led me to launch one of the world’s first Financial Technology (FinTech) Accelerators”
Toby Heap, Master of Commerce, 2011, Founding Partner, H2 Ventures